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Runny Nose Rhinorrhea
"Manage" is a good..: "manage" is a good word for what you do with a runny nose. "stop" would be a good word for what you do with a runny nose, if it were possible to stop it safely, but "manage" is what most people do -- with saline nose drops, more saline nose drops, and lots of tissue paper and patience. Antihistamines work if the runny nose is allergic; decongestants work poorly if at all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. OTC nasal steroid and nasal saline are worth a try. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends why running: If your nose was fine and now it's runny then you may have a cold or allergies. You can try an antihistamine decongestant combination and see if that helps. If your nose is just always runny then you may have vasomotor rhinitis. A prescription medication called Atrovent Nasal Spray can help for this. When the nose is an issue it's always a good idea to see an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife regularly has a runny nose when she starts eating. She does not have a runny nose otherwise. She wants to know if this is normal?
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