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Do decongestants stop a runny nose?

Do decongestants stop a runny nose?

They can: Oral decongestants such as sudafed (pseudoephedrine) can have a drying effect on the nose, mouth and eyes. This is from the anticholinergic effects. Even though decongestants are for decreasing congestion this drying side effect can be helpful for some and problematic for other people. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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What could cause a stuffy ear, stuffy nose, stuffy throat, and a dry cough?

What could cause a stuffy ear, stuffy nose, stuffy throat, and a dry cough?

Sore throat: It all depends on the duration, severity and associated symptoms. It can vary from simple viral infection to some more serious. ...Read more

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I have a cough and postnasal drip. No runny nose or stuffed up nose.

I have a cough and postnasal drip. No runny nose or stuffed up nose.

I am sorry to hear: that you are sick but what is your question? Try submitting it again and asking about what you want to know. ...Read more

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Why does blowing your nose after nose job cause nose bleeding?

Why does blowing your nose after nose job cause nose bleeding?

Also sneezing/cough: Be careful to also sneeze or cough with your mouth open after surgery as it, like blowing your nose increases the risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Runny nose; nose constantly running clear liquid. Is there a nonaddictive nose spray OTC for it?

Runny nose; nose constantly running clear liquid. Is there a nonaddictive nose spray OTC for it?

Not really: Most of the otc nasal sprays contain topical decongestants, which ca cause rebound effect when stopped - "addiction". U need to ask ur doctor to prescribe u a nasal spray. ...Read more

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I can't stop coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and stopped up nose. What is the problem?

I can't stop coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and stopped up nose. What is the problem?

Rhinitis: Spring is the season when a lot of people would suffer from hay fever. Your symptoms are consistent with allergic rhinitis or hay fever. See a local physician to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Can nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose : The otc drops like afrin (oxymetazoline) can backfire with a nasty rebound effect. Check with an ENT to diagnose and treat the causes of your congestion... Allergy, nose sprays, infections, deviated septums, polyps, tumors etc. Etc.Na. ...Read more

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How to stop a bad runny nose?

How to stop a bad runny nose?

Depends.: First you need to find out what is causing it. If it is from an allergic condition as in hay fever, antihistamine may help. If this is a persistent and bothersome issue, see an allergist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose, sneezing, blocked nose, sore throat?

How to get rid of a runny nose, sneezing, blocked nose, sore throat?

Allergies/infection: If it's a new problem, then likely an infection and probably viral. If a chronic or seasonal problem then more likely due to allergies and should be treated for nasal allergies. ...Read more

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Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?

Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence dry nose, trazodone can cause nasal congestion too, when seen please mention that you're on those medicines, meanwhile, please keep using saline nasal wash liberally, for an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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How can I stop a runny nose after rhinoplasty?

How can I stop a runny nose after rhinoplasty?

See your doctor : A runny nose can be caused by many things: allergies, post surgical swelling, irritation of the mucosa from a splint, suture or other causes. Not knowing your medical history, the details of the recent surgery or how far out you are limits our ability to help you. Your rhinoplasty surgeon would have the best recommendations for you. If you were my patient, i would want you to contact me first. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

I am experiencing  nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely from a cold. For the congestion try an OTC decongestant spray but for no more than 5 days maximum- else you will likely end up with more problems. ...Read more

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How do I stop a stuffy nose from running?

How do I stop a stuffy nose from running?

It depends: If you have a cold, you can try a nose spray such as afrin for 2-3 days or an antihistamine. If you suffer from chronic allergies, an antihistamine (like loratadine, generic for claritin) may also be helpful. You can also use prescription nasal sprays with steroids or atrovent. Some people may benefit from doing nasal irrigation with a netipot. ...Read more

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Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

Yes, but...: There's no harm in using a nasal saline spray. If it helps your runny nose, it's fine. ...Read more

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Would getting a humidifier stop my runny nose and congestion? I have no allergies.

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Would getting a humidifier stop my runny nose and congestion?  I have no allergies.

See an allergist: That would help better, although getting a humidifier might help, but momentarily, if you really live in a very dry environment, it would soothe some. Looking for a cause for your symptoms and treating it is useful in the long term, start with your doctor, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Tips to stop chronic nose bleeds from blowing my nose too often (i have a cold)?

Tips to stop chronic nose bleeds from blowing my nose too often (i have a cold)?

Saline, emollients: Rebuild your nasal mucosa with regular use of saline spray and/or irrigation, application of ointments such as vaseline or neosproin/bacitracin, and avoiding trauma to the nose (picking, blowing, etc.) if persists, then see your doc for an exam. ...Read more

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Why is my newborn congested with a stuffy nose?

Why is my newborn congested with a stuffy nose?

?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

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