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How To Stop Runny Nose Fast
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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