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Runny nose; nose constantly running clear liquid. Is there a nonaddictive nose spray OTC for it?

Runny nose; nose constantly running clear liquid. Is there a nonaddictive nose spray OTC for it?

Not really: Most of the otc nasal sprays contain topical decongestants, which ca cause rebound effect when stopped - "addiction". U need to ask ur doctor to prescribe u a nasal spray. ...Read more

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Nose is constantly running! i'm not sick either, please help!?

Nose is constantly running! i'm not sick either, please help!?

Allergies?: Neti pots 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 A.M. Get checked for allergies if this doesn't help. ...Read more

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What can I use to stop a 2 yr old nose from constantly running?

What can I use to stop a 2 yr old nose from constantly running?

Allergy?: If he does not have a fever and does not act sick, his constant runny nose may be from allergy (allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as "hay fever"). We don't recommend otc remedies for young kids any longer, so he should see his pediatrician who will check him out and perhaps prescribe something more effective. ...Read more

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What can I use to stop a 2 yr old nose from constantly running?

What can I use to stop a 2 yr old nose from constantly running?

Runny nose: Chronic runny nose may be from allergies /non-allergic rhinitis. Allergies needs to be treated with allergy medication. Viral illnesses are common causes of recurrent runny nose. Viruses takes its natural course. Iga (immunoglobulin deficiency) may cause chronic runny noses but is an uncommon cause. ...Read more

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My nose is constantly running. And my eyes water a lot too.

My nose is constantly running. And my eyes water a lot too.

Allergies or cold.: Usually a runny nose is indicative of allergies of a cold. For the former, you could also have headache, facial pains, earache, and scratchy throat. For the latter, you could be achy and feverish. ...Read more

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Today I noticed a lump in the back of my throat. Also earlier today my nose was constantly running, and I feel mucus buildup in my throat as well.

Today I noticed a lump in the back of my throat. Also earlier today my nose was constantly running, and I feel mucus buildup in my throat as well.

See answer: You are having a viral cold. Your bodies immune system will eliminate the virus. Most OTC cold medicines won't make the cold go away any quicker but Natures Way Cold Care Umcka Lozenges, containing the herb Pelargonium(A Geranium extract) may help reduce the duration of a viral respiratory illness by two days and lessen the severity. You can look up Umcka on Amazon and Pelargonium on drugs.com. ...Read more

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I have a cold and my nose is constantly running. And my eyes water a lot too. The back of my throat hurts when I cough. ?

I have a cold and my nose is constantly running. And my eyes water a lot too. The back of my throat hurts when I cough. 
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Cold? Allergy?: Sounds like a typical cold, or maybe allergy. Over the counter treatments might help. Or just sit tight and wait for your symptoms to clear up. This doesn't sound serious at all. ...Read more

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Can i take any cold meds during pregnancy i know there is no cure for common cold but I am always sneezing and nose is constantly running and i'm raw?

Can i take any cold meds during pregnancy  i know there is no cure for common cold but I am always sneezing and nose is constantly running and i'm raw?

Yes: I give a list of medications that are safe to take during pregnancy for a variety of conditions. In general it is relatively safe to use pseudophed, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold, benedry, afrin or neosynephrine nasal spray and plain robitussin. However, not knowing your other health problems this is just a general list. ...Read more

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Is it okay that my nose is running constantly after a septoplasty surgery?

Is it okay that my nose is running constantly after a septoplasty surgery?

Ask your doctor: This may be normal but you really should discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have constant nose allergy(running and stuffed nose) throughout the years ever since i was little due to environment.Does that hinder growth(height)?

I have constant nose allergy(running and stuffed nose) throughout the years ever since i was little due to environment.Does that hinder growth(height)?

Not that we know of: Uncontrolled rhinitis (nose allergy) doesn't affect growth as much as uncontrolled asthma, ultimate height is a complex function of the body, with several systems involved, unlikely that isolated nose allergy would affect it. ...Read more

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My granddaughter is 21 months old and had tubes put in her ears. She also had the adenoids removed. Is drooling common? Her nose is running constantly

My granddaughter is 21 months old and had tubes put in her ears. She also had the adenoids removed. Is drooling common? Her nose is running constantly

Allergies?: Allergies can cause drooling and a runny nose. Be sure there are no fragrances or aerosols being used in her environment (all of which exacerbate or cause allergies). Go with her to her next appt, if okay with parents, and see what the doc says about this. No scented soaps, detergents, candles and no fabric softeners. This goes for the people that hug her too! ...Read more

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My nose has been running constantly on one side only for two weeks. The fluid is clear and thin and sometimes causes a headache. What is this?

My nose has been running constantly on one side only for two weeks. The fluid is clear and thin and sometimes causes a headache. What is this?

Cad: Could be a CSF cerebrospinal fluid leak. You need an ENT and a ct of the sinuses or and temporal bone if the ENT does not visualize the spot that is leaking . Sometime special dye study is done for leaks. ...Read more

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Is this nasal cancer if I have constant running nose?

Is this nasal cancer if I have constant running nose?

Probably not: Much more likely due to allergies (e.g. Dust mites, pollen, dander, etc); may be due to polyp (usually inflammatory, due to chronic allergies), can be due to infection (sinus). See your doc. ...Read more

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How can I stop a constantly running nose at the end of a cold. No infection, just clear water! ?

How can I stop a constantly running nose at the end of a cold. No infection, just clear water! ?

Ipratroprium: There is a generic nasal spray, ipratroprium bromide 0.06% that is very effective at shutting off the mechanism in the nose that produces these thin secretions. It can be used two squirts in each nostril as many as four times a day, if needed. As the inflammation of the cold subsides, you won't need it as often. This works for the drippy nose you might get from cold air, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with a stuffy nose, and constantly have mucous running down my throat?

Why do I wake up with a stuffy nose, and constantly have mucous running down my throat?

? rhinosinusitis: which means inflammation of your nasal passges / sinuses. You need to see your doctor / ENT / Allergist, meanwhile use saline nasal washes at least once or twice a day, good luck ...Read more

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My nose has been running constantly. It soaks through the paper I keep sticking up there because the intense irritation and itch in my nose and throat, it burns and drives me crazy..

My nose has been running constantly. It soaks through the paper I keep sticking up there because the intense irritation and itch in my nose and throat, it  burns and drives me crazy..

Allergy sinusitis: it is a allergy you have to be taking allergy medication allthe time ,it is not cold or virus that will go away in a week or two.
take zyrtec during the day and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
drink hot tea with lemon and honey avery day.
take a table spoon of local honey you get from a farmer market. ...Read more

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Hello, I am traveling and came down with a cold. My throat has been sore three days and I've lost my voice, I have a constantly running nose (clear)?

? bacteria vrs viral: What you describe sounds like a common cold best treated with a decongestant like Pseudafed, gargle with original Listerine alternating with a juice glass of warm water with a stirring teaspoonful of salt and rest voice. If cough is present, treat the cough. If you speak don't whisper as these worsens voice loss every 4 hours. If worse/not better in 2 more days go to urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Allergies and sinuses are causing nose to drip and gush snot. Constantly running. Flo made & overcounter meds not helping. No insurance, help?

Allergies and sinuses are causing nose to drip and gush snot. Constantly running. Flo made & overcounter meds not helping. No insurance, help?

Nasalcrom (cromolyn): Over the counter options include Nasalcrom nasal spray . Some people find neil med sinus rinses are helpful as well. Others find that Allegra d or zyrtec d pills can help. If these do not help you may need to see a doctor to get some prescription nose sprays . Sometimes if the symptoms are bad and if you start having colored mucus you could have a sinus infection. ...Read more

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My Daughter has a constant slight cough, running nose and ears get sore when swimming.

My Daughter has a constant slight cough, running nose and ears get sore when swimming.

Needs to be checked: We don't know how old your daughter is.She seems to have upper respiratory infection and may have ear infection as well.I suggest you have her checked by her Pediatrician or Family Doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son, has swollen eyes with slight watering. The weather is slightly chill and has constant sneezing , running nose?

My 2 year old son, has swollen eyes with slight watering. The weather is slightly chill and has constant sneezing , running nose?

Allergies: Your son's symptoms are very suspicious for allergies. If this has been going on for more than a few weeks, i would see his pediatrician to discuss what options are out there for relief of symptoms. This includes not only medicine, but cleaning up his environment to try and reduce the exposure to things he might be allergic to. Also, no smoking or other respiratory irritants around the child. ...Read more

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