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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. John Chiu
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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 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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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 to get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

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. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Time...Phenylephrine: Or if you don't have patience consider Oxymetazoline one to two sprays per nostril. :) ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my stuffy nose?

How can I get rid of my stuffy nose?

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. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...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 nose?

How can I get rid of a stuffy nose?

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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How can I get rid of a stuffy nose really quickly?

How can I get rid of a stuffy nose really quickly?

Nasal spray: In my practice, with patients who have simple congestion, i recommend a decongestant nasal spray such as afrin. Two squirts into one nostril usually does the trick. If the congestion is more of an allergic response, i prescribe a Nasonex (mometasone) type of spray, which is a local steroid. Some medications can cause stuffy nose, as well as household allegens, and so on, so i carefully evaluate each patient. ...Read more

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How to quickly get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to quickly get rid of a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose: Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is excellent but for short term use only. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Consider oral decongestants. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my nasal stuffiness?

How can I get rid of my nasal stuffiness?

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. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a stuffy nose?

What can I do to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Allergies?: Get checked out by a doctor. Could be from allergies. This can usually be helped with medication. You may need allergy testing to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my blocked nose?

How can I get rid of my blocked nose?

Mouth breathing: It is not uncommon with osa that an individual may have nasal airway insufficiency and thus breathe primary through their mouth. This dysfunctional breathing pattern may lead to an enlarged tongue and at night during sleep obstructive sleep apnea which will not allow extended time in restorative delta sleep levels. Get it checked out! ...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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How can I get rid of my stuffed up nose?

How can I get rid of my stuffed up nose?

Start simple: First start with a pure antihistamine to see if allergy may be playing a role. Zyrtec, Claritin or alavert are otc and worth trying. If after a few days there is no improvement then try a decongestant as well. If after a few days you are still blocked you should see your family doctor for a prescription nasal spray either a steroid or an antihistamine. If that doesn't help you need to see an ent. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of blocked nose?

How can I get rid of blocked nose?

Blocked nose: The only way to tell is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...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 can you get rid of a stuffy nose?

Diagnosis: A stuffy nose may be caused by a variety of conditions. These include nasal allergy, viral infection, sinusitis, nasal polyps and the over use of otc nasal sprays and enlargement of the turbinates. Obviously, you need to know the cause of your nasal stuffiness, before you can get rid of it. See and ENT doctor for an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a blocked nose?

How can I get rid of a blocked nose?

Depends on cause: The nose can be congested from allergy, medications, polyps, and structural problems. Nasal steroids and antihistamine/decongestant preparations can help with allergy, nasal steroids sometimes reduce polyps. If it is structural such as a deviated septum, large turbinates, or polyps then surgery is often beneficial. Suggest seeing an ENT physician for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a stuffy nose and ears?

How do I get rid of a stuffy nose and ears?

Stuuffy nose &ear: Stuffy nose and ear can be due to allergies, in that case it will be recurrent or chronic and you need antihistamines and decongestants and consult an allergist.If it is acute and due to common cold then it will be self limiting, but to be comfortable and feel a little better you may use decongestants for couple of days. ...Read more

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more