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How to actually get rid of my runny nose?

How to actually get rid of my runny nose?

Runny nose: If the runny nose is from a cold, just wait for the cold to run its course. If it is from an allergy, taking an antihistamine orally or by a nasal spray may help. A steroid nasal spray may also be used. If your runny nose is caused by injury to the head, you need to be seen by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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How do I get rid of my runny nose quickly?

How do I get rid of my runny nose quickly?

Allergies: Sounds like the pollens have gotten you too like most of us.You can try over the counter meds like allegra, zyrtec or claritin. It should help.If not better please see your doctor , you may need nose spray like Nasonex (mometasone) , Astepro , omnaris, patanase and the like. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my runny nose overnight?

How can I get rid of my runny nose overnight?

Antihistamines: Dust/pollens/allergens are trapped to the inside of your nose as you breath and there they can cause allergic symptoms..Thus cleaning them out will help reduce your symptoms. Good air-filter can help. If needed, antihistamine meds such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, claritin, bromphiramine etc...Are decent allergies meds and can help dry out your nose and reduces sneezing etc...Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I take with Allegra (fexofenadine) to get rid of my runny nose allegy? I see something about Decongested, but what would be best? thank you.

What should I take with Allegra (fexofenadine) to get rid of my runny nose allegy? I see something about Decongested,  but what would be best?   thank you.

Steroid nasal spray: Allergic rhinitis is defined as nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose/palate/eyes with a pattern of allergic triggers. Allergen avoidance is key, while intranasal corticosteroids remain the single most effective class of medications for treating allergic rhinitis; e.g., fluticasone, mometasone, budesonide, triamcinolone, etc. Add an oral antihistamine to the regimen and say goodbye to symptoms. ...Read more

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Get rid of runny nose, how?

Get rid of runny nose, how?

Neti pots can : Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in the morning. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose ?

How to get rid of a runny nose ?

Runny nose: You could have allergic rhinitis. And there are medications to treat it. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose fast?

How to get rid of a runny nose fast?

If not allergic: Depends on the cause for it. However ipratropium nasal spray often helps although it takes about 45 minutes for it to start working and you will need a rx for it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stuffy/runny nose fast?

How can I get rid of a stuffy/runny nose fast?

OTC nose spray: There are many different brands all with the same ingredient. They come in a 4 hour and 12 hour topical decongestant. If you use them around the clock for more than 3 days you may get "hooked". ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to get rid of a runny nose?

Could you tell me ways to get rid of a runny nose?

Identify trigger: Once the cause of the runny nose is identified, then a specific treatment can be used. If the cause is allergy, then antihistamine should help. If no allergies are found, then other medications are available. An allergist can assist in identifying the reason for the runny nose and recommend a specific treatment plan to give relief. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get rid of a runny nose fast?

Can i tell me how i can get rid of a runny nose fast?

Atrovent Nasal Spray: A quick help for runny noses of all sorts is atrovent nasal spray available by prescription only. However if it is a chronic condition your local allergist or ENT can help you. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of a stuffy/ runny nose? Any tips?

Best way to get rid of a stuffy/ runny nose? Any tips?

Neti pots can : reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. ...Read more

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What are the best way to get rid of a stuffy/ runny nose?

Depends on cause.: Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in the A.M. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose before it fully gets to me?

How to get rid of a runny nose before it fully gets to me?

Runny nose: You could have allergic rhinitis. And there are medications to treat it. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold (runny nose) fast?

No fast way: Inhaling warm steam for a few minutes twice a day may soothe your symptoms. For severe nasal congestion, using an otc nasal decongestant spray for no more than 5 days may help. For extreme runny nose, ask your doctor to prescribe a nasal spray for you which may reduce it significantly. But if you are really sick, you shouldn't really go to work because it may infect your co-workers. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a runny nose and i want to get rid of it fast?

What should I do if I have a runny nose and i want to get rid of it fast?

Good medications: You need to get a good diagnosis as to why you have runny nose then it can be treated properly. A visit to a local physician would be helpful. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose using OTC meds?

How to get rid of a runny nose using OTC meds?

Antihistamine/decong: Nondrowsy behind the counter Claritin (loratadine) d (decongestant pseudoephedrine) 12 or 24 tab can be used in the morning. The sedating counterpart antihistamine known as zyrtec (cetirizine) d can be use at night. Both are behind the pharmacy counter to be signed out with drivers licence and signature and only a 1 month supply. (pseudoephedrine is the base of crystal meth). ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose in a 13 year old child?

How to get rid of a runny nose in a 13 year old child?

Runny nose: If the runny nose is from a cold, just wait for the cold to run its course. If it is from an allergy, taking an antihistamine orally or by a nasal spray may help. A steroid nasal spray may also be used. If your runny nose is caused by injury to the head, you need to be seen by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Tincture of time: Saline nose drop and a vaporizer can help get rid of the running nose and cough. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and drink lots of fluids. Despite aggressive treatment it will take 7-10 days to get better. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stuffy and runny nose on my 6 months old baby?

How to get rid of stuffy and runny nose on my 6 months old  baby?

Clean air: Much of the congestion of small babies comes from irritants in their environment. Make an effort to identify & remove anything you can smell that baby is exposed to..This includes candles, fragrances, smoke, fumes, scented laundry detergent, perfume, cleaning products, cologne, etc.Change filters regularly in your ac.Use liberal amounts of nasal saline to wash the irritants out of babies nose. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been sick for over a month! help! I need something to get rid of my cough and runny nose.?

What to do if I have been sick for over a month! help! I need something to get rid of my cough and runny nose.?

See doctor: I would go to an urgent care or your doctor at this point. You may have developed bronchitis or sinusitis and require an antibiotic. In the meantime I would use sudafed, ibuprofen and Mucinex (guaifenesin) OTC to help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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Runny Nose (Definition)

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Nasal (Definition)

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