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Runny Nose Won T Stop
I have a cold and my nose won't stop running. I have blown my nose a lot and it s very raw. Is there anything I can do to stop my runny nose?
Otc antihistamine: Try one of the over the counter antihistamines. Also, spray your nose with an over the counter saline spray to help keep the nose moisturized. ...Read more
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
I started to have runny nose for 2 days but it won't stop. I took a lot of types of medication and a lot of tissues. Nothing works, any ideas?
Nope!: There is no cure for a cold. Just buy softer tissues and wiat 10-14 days for it to pass. ...Read more
How long?: If this occurs every day, you need to see an allergist. One won't know what is causing it without an evaluation although allergy is likely at your age. ...Read more
I recently down with the cold on Thursday and like all colds, you get a runny nose, but my nose just doesn't stop running?
The current viral syndrome seems to be affecting everyone that way. It lasts a few days longer than well. I reccomend taking the OTC meds for runny nose that such as claritin (loratadine). They will need to be taken every 12 hours rather than every 24 until you get better.
PS just finished the same. Took twice daily for 3 days then once daily for 2 more. Great now. Good luck ...Read more
I have had runny nose for 2 days now can't stop it I took a lot of types of medication and a lot of tissues but nothing works got any ideas?
Neti pot can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ 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 the A.M. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: A runny nose can be from allergies, a condition with reflexes causing a runny nose (vasomotor rhinorhea), a common cold, rarely head trauma can cause a leak of cerebrospinal fluid. Except for the leak, Ipratropium Bromide Nasal Spray is very effective for a runny nose. Allergies can respond to antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays or antihistamine sprays. ...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 more
Identify the trigger: While there are many causes for runny nose, persistent runny nose with itching, sneezing, congestion, may be due to allergies. While there are many antihistamines and nasal sprays available to treat allergies, it is prudent to identify the trigger. If there is a way to avoid the trigger, that could result in less medication and fewer symptoms. See an allergist. ...Read more
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 more
I can't stop sniffing and having a runny nose due to a cold. I'd like to stop blowing my nose and sniffing. What can I do to help my problem?
Coryza: To reduce continual nasal drainage you could take a nasal decongestant like sudafed with or without a combined antihistamine as a drying agent. Also, nasal sprays like afrin or neosynephrine can be administered for short term use. Be aware that all these measures are for short term use only. Nasal irrigations with salt water can be used long term. ...Read more
I can't stop coughing, I'm freezing cold even though I have a temperature, I have a headache and a stuffy and runny nose. What's wrong with me?
Sounds like FLU: Coughing may be from the post nasal drip from the runny nose. Feeling cold with a temperature is definitely a flu symptom. Remember to hydrate yourself with 8 8 oz of water a day. Treat your symptoms as this is 87% time viral. It will go away but need to make yourself comfortable til it passes. Nasal decongestants if no high blood pressurs nor asthma. ...Read more