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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
1,015 doctors shared insights

Runny Nose (Overview)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by allergies, infections, or medications.


Dr. Visalakshi Vallury Dr. Vallury
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What causes runny nose while eating?

What causes runny nose while eating?

Gustatory rhinitis: Gustatory rhinitis is the type of non-allergic rhinitis that is associated with ingestion of spicy foods or foods at temperature extremes (hot or cold). This seems to be more common in people who smoke or have allergic rhinitis. Hot peppers are the most common food to cause this problem. The drug most often used in treatment is atrovent nasal spray. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Overview)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by allergies, infections, or medications.


Dr. Brian Novick Dr. Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
39 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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I been having a runny nose for six months what does that mean?

I been having a runny nose for six months what does that mean?

Probably allergy but: See an allergist for a complete but simple evaluation. They can tell you the causes of your runny nose and give effective treatment.(even if turns out not to be "non-allergic" runny nose). ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
15 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Apply compression at the front of the nose
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Gently pack the nose with cotton
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If your nosebleeds are continuous or frequent, go to the ER
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Dr. Frine Roca Dr. Roca
Pediatrics
39 years in practice
Cebu Institute of Medicine
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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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Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
Urology
40 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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My 3 yr old is congested and has a bad cough. What is the best method of treating the cough/ runny nose?

My 3 yr old is congested and has a bad cough. What is the best method of treating the cough/ runny nose?

See pediatrician: The best method is to find out the cause of the cough. Is it a cold, a sinus infection, whooping cough, pneumonia? The best way to find out is to see your pediatrician. They have the expertise to diagnose and treat that bad cough. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer Dr. Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
34 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Treatment for runny nose, fever, sneezing and cough. Additionally, fingers&toes turns slightly blue ocassionally?

Treatment for runny nose, fever, sneezing and cough. Additionally, fingers&toes turns slightly blue ocassionally?

Normal care: Treat yourself as you would normally for a cold or mild flu. The slightly blue toes likely coincidental. As always if things continue or worsen, consult an md. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Lily Hwang Dr. Hwang
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
14 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
56 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can you tell me what is the best way to get rid of runny nose and sneezing?

Can you tell me what is the best way to get rid of runny nose and sneezing?

Allergic rhinitis: The best answer to treatment is finding out the cause of your symptoms. The presence of a runny nose and sneezing is consistent with allergic rhinitis, or nasal allergy. First you should see an allergist. In the mean time otc anti-allergy meds such as Claritin or Allegra and a decongestant which is often combined with these two drugs can help. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Steven Dr. Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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

Dr. Anthony Rooklin Dr. Rooklin
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
45 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Dr. Mandakini Patel Dr. Patel
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
M. S. University of Baroda Medical College
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Please tell me how to prevent a runny nose?

Please tell me how to prevent a runny nose?

Runny nose: The only way to prevent a runny nose to avoid the thign that causes it! it may be allergies you ned to control vs. Congestion from a commonm cold whcih you may use a decongestant for. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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How do I get my nose to stop being runny?

How do I get my nose to stop being runny?

Figure cause: Is your runny nose due to allergies? If so allergy treatment can help quite a bit. Is it due to infection? If so antibiotics can help. Is it due to non allergic rhinitis? If so Atrovent Nasal Spray can dry your nose. You need a good ENT exam to assess the cause and determine treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Are there some genetic reasons I get stuffy nose off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get stuffy nose off and on?

Possibly: There may be a genetic component to your stuffiness but it is much more likely that you have allergies, vasomotor rhinitis (stuffiness due to the cold or strenuous activity), structural abnormality such as deviated septum or polyps, medication side effect, sinus infection, rebound from nasal decongestants, or a variety of other possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Yep Dr. Yep
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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My nose has not stop runny ?

My nose has not stop runny ?

Runaway running: Nose for how long? A cold usually lasts 7-10 days, but can last as long as 14 days. If your nose has been runny for longer, then could be sinus infection, allergies or non-allergic runny nose. Talk with your doc about the right problem and the right treatment for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Hanford Brace Dr. Brace
Family Medicine
49 years in practice
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
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Are there any health risks for using a warm air humidifier to assist in my 3 month old childs viral infection with cough and runny nose?

Are there any health risks for using a warm air humidifier to assist in my 3 month old childs viral infection with cough and runny nose?

No: Humidified air will help if nose congested and runny. I would try and use distilled water, keep a distance away as per the gadgets instructions. Should be regularly cleaned. A tent aparatus made with towels or sheets over the head end of the crib with humidifier on the right height chair pointed under the tent will allow good humidity without being too close to baby. Watch it closely always! ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays Dr. Mays
Clinical Lipidology
years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Child with runny nose help?

Child with runny nose help?

Rest and fluids: Sounds sick. I don't know the age of the child, but in general kids get sick. If the child is generally healthy, just rest, drink fluids and blow nose. If child gets a fever (over 101') then call the pediatrician. Also call the child's dr. If kid becomes very lethargic or if you are worried. With kids we err on the side of safety. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
1,131 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more