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Ways to stop a runny nose fast?

Ways to stop a runny nose fast?

Depends on the cause: The easiest way to dry up a runny nose is with over-the-counter antihistamines (zyrtec (cetirizine) or allegra). However, just treating the runny nose does not help you with identifying the cause of the symptoms. ...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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Which is better to stop runny nose zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine)?

Which is better to stop runny nose zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine)?

Not much different: There are not much difference between two medications and they are weak medications for allergy symptoms. It might work in the beginning but you would need stronger and better treatment methods if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I suddently got ill on Saturday runny nose watery eyes extra hear loss gone. How to stop runny nose, watery eyes and get extra hearing again as usual?

I suddently got ill on Saturday runny nose watery eyes extra hear loss gone. How to stop runny nose, watery eyes and get extra hearing again as usual?

OTC meds: Your symptoms are most likely due to a viral upper respiratory illness or allergies. In either event, I advise taking an over the counter antihistamine like zyrtec at night x 14 days, a decongestant like sudafed 2 x daily x 10 days, and afrin nasal spray 2 x daily x 3 days only. If your symptoms do not improve after another 10 days, you should see your doctor, or sooner if your symptoms get wors ...Read more

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How can I stop a runny nose?

How can I stop a runny nose?

Neti pot can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ 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 stop a bad runny nose?

How to stop a bad runny nose?

Depends.: First you need to find out what is causing it. If it is from an allergic condition as in hay fever, antihistamine may help. If this is a persistent and bothersome issue, see an allergist. ...Read more

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How can you stop a runny nose?

How can you stop a runny nose?

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

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How can you stop a runny nose?

How can you stop a runny nose?

Antihistamines: Antihistamine pills may help such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. If symptoms persist call your doctor as prescription medicines are also available. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop a runny nose?

What can you do to stop a runny nose?

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 more

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How can you stop really bad runny nose?

Runny nose: If over the counter antihistamines do not help it may be necessary to call a doctor for a prescription. If you have persistent symptoms an visit to the allergist for evaluation may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can stop runny nose?

Can i tell me how i can stop 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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What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

Identify the trigger: While there are many causes for runny nose, persistent runny nose with itching, sneezing, congestion, may be due to allergies. While there are many antihistamines and nasal sprays available to treat allergies, it is prudent to identify the trigger. If there is a way to avoid the trigger, that could result in less medication and less symptoms. See an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

If it's allergies: Try an otc antihistamine like Cetirizine or fexofenadine. If they don't work, try a prescription nasal steroid spray- fluticasone is generic- or a prescription antihistamine nasal spray- no generics. If that's not working, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a runny nose if it is from a cold?

What is the best way to stop a runny nose if it is from a cold?

Runny nose: if you don't have issues with heart disease or high blood pressure you can try an over the country nasal decongestant as directed on the package. ...Read more

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How can I stop a runny nose quick? Got an important event coming up in 22 hours?

How can I stop a runny nose quick? Got an important event coming up in  22 hours?

Allergies??: Would say antihistamines but you're on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) already. Saudades is contraindicated due to your htn. You can try oxymetazolone short term to see if that helps. ...Read more

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I always get runny nose while i'm at work. How can I stop my nose from being so runny?

I always get runny nose while i'm at work. How can I stop my nose from being so runny?

Nasal sprays: You may have an allergy if it is only occuring at work. You may want to try some non-sedating anti-histamines sold over the counter - Claritin or zyrtec. A good steriod nasal spray (nasonex, flonase) as well as antihistamine nasal sprays (astepro, astelin) may be helpful as well. The nasal sprays are prescription only. ...Read more

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Right when i wake up I have a runny nose. It doesn't stop through the day. Its embarrassing. Why?

Right when i wake up I have a runny nose. It doesn't stop through the day. Its embarrassing. Why?

How long?: If this occurs every day, you need to see an allergist. One won't know what is causing it without an evaluation although allergy is likely at your age. ...Read more

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Do decongestants stop a runny nose?

Do decongestants stop a runny nose?

They can: Oral decongestants such as sudafed (pseudoephedrine) can have a drying effect on the nose, mouth and eyes. This is from the anticholinergic effects. Even though decongestants are for decreasing congestion this drying side effect can be helpful for some and problematic for other people. ...Read more

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Best remedy to stop a runny nose?

Best remedy to stop a runny nose?

Depends: It really depends on the cause of your runny nose. If you have a cold, it is best to just be patient. If the symptoms are due to allergy, available treatments include oral antihistamines, prescription nasal sprays, and allergy shots. ...Read more

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How can you stop a runny nose at school?

How can you stop a runny nose at school?

Identify the trigger: There are many causes of runny nose including infections and allergies. If the trigger can be identified, then it may be possible to remove or avoid the trigger. Otherwise, medications may be necessary. An allergist can review the symptoms and exposures and if necessary pursue testing to find the cause and find relief! ...Read more

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I have a 1 year old with a runny nose how do I stop it?

Saline nose drops: Use saline nose drops in your child's nose and then suction the mucous with a bulb syringe to help with nasal congestion. Babies don't mind too much if their nose runs, but they get very fussy if they can't breathe through their noses! use a cool mist humidifier. You should not give any over-the-counter cold medicine to a baby without a doctor's recommendation. ...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