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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.


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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.


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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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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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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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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

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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 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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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

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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?

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

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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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Nasal (Definition)

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


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