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Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Overview)

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 fullness, and/or sinus pressure/headache.


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When I play my ps2, I get a stuffy / runny nose. So is this vasomotor rhinitis?

When I play my ps2, I get a stuffy / runny nose. So is this vasomotor rhinitis?

Moms would like that: Don't think so. I think that in order to take down the bad guys you are forced to sit on the carpet or the sofa for long periods of time with exposure to house dust mites or pet dander. You more likely have perennial allergic rhinitis to house dust mites, dog dander or cat dander. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
1,142 Doctors shared insights

Rhinitis (Overview)

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 fullness, and/or sinus pressure/headache.


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I have symptoms of constant mucus, runny nose and snorting. What could it be?

I have symptoms of constant mucus, runny nose and snorting. What could it be?

Snorting: Could be an allergic response to something. Ask your doc to find a cuase not just treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a runny nose a sign of your congestion breaking up?

Is a runny nose a sign of your congestion breaking up?

Generally not: There is no mechanism that increases nasal secretions when congestion goes down. Many people notice this, however. The best way to tell that congestion is improving is that it's easier to breathe through your nose. Ipratropium nasal spray from your physician will help if the runny nose is bothersome. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any other diagnose for nonstop runny nose (+/- 7months) except allergic & sinusitis for a child 3.5yo?

Please let me know if there is any other diagnose for nonstop runny nose (+/- 7months) except allergic & sinusitis for a child 3.5yo?

Yes: If on both sides, a condition called vasomotor rhinitis exists. Essentially the nose runs due to some environmental irritant that we can not identify or are aware of such as cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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I ve negative allergy test & no runny nose or sneezing, just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling, do I still ve rhinitis? Or something eles

I ve negative allergy test & no runny nose or sneezing, just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling, do I still ve rhinitis? Or something eles

Yes and maybe-----: Hi my dear rhino means nose it is means irritation so rhinitis you have is not b, cause of allergy. It can be because of irritants like, perfume, temp. Sensitive, medications chemicals used in and outside the house irritants have made the turbinates to be swollen. Se an e.N.T doctor. ...Read more

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3yrold, sick 16 days now, high fever, neg. Influenza test, days of runny nose. What can I give her?

16 days: If the high fever has been persistent for 16 days, you really ought to have your child examined by the pediatrician to determine what is going on. Don't delay, make the appointment now. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis cause frontal sinus pain? No discolored mucus just clear runny nose

Can allergic rhinitis cause frontal sinus pain? No discolored mucus just clear runny nose

Sinusitis can...: Perhaps, but it is still likely due to an occlusion of drainage of the sinus. Most sinusitis is not a bacterial infection without signs such as discolored nasal mucous, increasing sinus pain, possibly fever, and usually has been going on for at least a week. Sinusitis can still occur from allergies or viral infections, and can present with clear mucus. Try afrin nasal, decongestants. ...Read more

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I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean I still ve rhinitis?

I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean I still ve rhinitis?

Rhinitis: Many different types of sinus disease. Sounds like you need to increase the humidity in your home and bedroom. Would also consider using salt water washes and nasal saline spray up to four times per day. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a runny nose?

What's the best way to treat a runny nose?

Depends on the age.: If it's an infant, just suctioning the nose with Normal Saline but in older kids 6 yrs and above you can use otc decongestant/antihistamine combo. ...Read more

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Hello sir I am suffring from post orgasm illness syndrome I get runny nose after I ejaculate I want to know waht will happen if poi is not treated?

Hello sir I am suffring from post orgasm illness syndrome I get runny nose after I ejaculate I want to know waht will happen if poi is not treated?

See answer: Post orgasmic illness syndrome (POIS), first described in 2002, is a rare condition characterized by debilitating symptoms following orgasm that last for a few hours to several days. Precise cause (s) and natural history of condition poorly understood. Current theory is that POI is an autoimmune allergic response to one's own sperm. Meds/hyposensitization therapy by experienced allergist helpful. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for runny nose?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for runny nose?

Age and Cause: For kids otc meds other than saline nose drops are not recommended under 6 years old. Also a humidifier may help.Runny nose from allergies may respond to anti - histaminic agents at any age. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to help relieve my 7 month old son's congestion and persistent runny nose? I want to avoid over-the-counter cold treatments if possible.

What can I do to help relieve my 7 month old son's congestion and persistent runny nose? I want to avoid over-the-counter cold treatments if possible.

Infant meds: Most medications are neither approved or recommended for infants. Normal saline drops to the nose can help loosen secretions and possibly decrease swelling (avoid excessive bulb suction as this traumatizes the membranes of the nose and worsens swelling). Cool mist humidifers may also help. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is approved for 6 months and older if an allergic component is suspected. ...Read more

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How can I cure a runny nose?

How can I cure a runny nose?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of runny nose. Most commonly: allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis. More unusual and rare causes include spinal fluid leakage in someone who has had nasal surgery. First the cause should be identified by an allergist. If allergic in nature, there are a medications and immunotherapy, for vasomotor there are also medications and possible experimental surgery that can help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of allergic rhinitis?

How to get rid of allergic rhinitis?

Allergy treatments: Typical treatment for allergic rhinitis include avoidance of allergic triggers, oral antihistamines, leukotriene modifying drugs, nasal steroids, nasal antihistamines and allergy shots. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my runny nose until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my runny nose until I can see a doctor?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines sometimes help with runny nose, especially the older ones such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and chlortrimeton. They're notorious for making people sleepy, though - don't plan on driving after taking them. ...Read more

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Taking coversyl BP tablets do you suffer with tickly cough, runny nose, cold like symtoms?

Taking coversyl BP tablets do you suffer with tickly cough, runny nose, cold like symtoms?

Cough: Coversyl is a medication which is an ace inhibitor. This class of medications has two significant side effects which are cough and angioedema. The angioedema usually involves the neck, lips and tongue and can be life threatening. The cough can be very persistant and is reversible when the medication is discontinued. Runny nose and cold symptoms are not side-effects. ...Read more

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How can you prevent, or stop, a runny nose in the morning?

D Dust allergy?: A runny nose in the morning could be the result of dust or mold allergy. If this really bothers you, try taking Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra otc (antihistamines) at time of sleep. If those drugs do not help, see an allergist. ...Read more

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When I play my ps2, I get a stuffy / runny nose. So is this vasomotor rhinitis?

Moms would like that: Don't think so. I think that in order to take down the bad guys you are forced to sit on the carpet or the sofa for long periods of time with exposure to house dust mites or pet dander. You more likely have perennial allergic rhinitis to house dust mites, dog dander or cat dander. ...Read more