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How To Stop A Runny Nose Cold
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
Depends on the cause: A runny nose can be from allergies, a condition with reflexes causing a runny nose (vasomotor rhinorhea), a common cold, rarely head trauma can cause a leak of cerebrospinal fluid. Except for the leak, Ipratropium Bromide Nasal Spray is very effective for a runny nose. Allergies can respond to antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays or antihistamine sprays. ...Read more
Neti pot 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
Several options: Otc antihistamines particularly older one such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dry the nose. Other suggestions are claritin, allegra, zyrtec, chlorpheniramine. Prescription options are topical steroids which must be taken daily and take about a week to work or topical antihistamines such as astelin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here's some guidance: Blocked nasal passages can be from a mechanical obstruction or the lack of sensed airflow. Examples of an obstruction include a septal deviation, enlarged turbinates, excessive mucus production like during a cold or from allergies, or nasal sidewall collapse. Your nose may not sense airflow from too much swelling, trauma, or prior nasal surgery. A good start is to see an ENT to perform an exam. ...Read more
See your doctor : A runny nose can be caused by many things: allergies, post surgical swelling, irritation of the mucosa from a splint, suture or other causes. Not knowing your medical history, the details of the recent surgery or how far out you are limits our ability to help you. Your rhinoplasty surgeon would have the best recommendations for you. If you were my patient, i would want you to contact me first. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It depends: If you have a cold, you can try a nose spray such as afrin for 2-3 days or an antihistamine. If you suffer from chronic allergies, an antihistamine (like loratadine, generic for claritin) may also be helpful. You can also use prescription nasal sprays with steroids or atrovent. Some people may benefit from doing nasal irrigation with a netipot. ...Read more
Allergies/infection: If it's a new problem, then likely an infection and probably viral. If a chronic or seasonal problem then more likely due to allergies and should be treated for nasal allergies. ...Read more
Ipratroprium spray: The best way to stop a nose that is producing clear, thin, watery secretions is ipratroprium bromide, a generic nasal spray. The 0.03% strength works well for the drippy nose from eating, cold air, or exercise, and the 0.06% works better for the runny nose associated with a cold. Ask your doctor for a prescription for it, if s/he thinks it's appropriate for your situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stuffed Nose: Afrin may be one of the fastest ways. But if you are looking for safe and inexpensive - consider saline. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled 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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rhinorrhea: Burning in the nose and a runny nose can both be caused by inflammation in the nose. This is usually from a type of infection, commonly viral. It usually stops on its own. If it is persistent, you can try saline nasal spray. If that does not work, i would see an ENT who can prescribe something that should be able to help you. Feel better! ...Read more
How to get rid of a cold.. Naturally and quickly? (stuffy nose, plued ears, runny nose, hard to breath... Pluged ears)
Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
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