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What can I do for my runny nose without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my runny nose without going to a doctor?

Runny nose: Runny nose is just a symptom. It usually comes either from a cold or from allergic symptoms (usually lasting longer than 3-5 days). Allergies usually respond well to otc antihistamines like Claritin or claritin-d. Cold symptoms tend to be more profuse, and the best treatment is with otc nasal spray like afrin, but you can't use it for more than 3 days, or your nose gets hooked on it. ...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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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

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I am achey and runny nose. Go see a doctor?

I am achey and runny nose. Go see a doctor?

Maybe: If you have a runny nose, congestion, cough, body aches and a fever of 101 or higher, you may want to see your md to be tested for influenza. If you do not have fever, you likely have a viral upper respiratory infection, known as a cold virus. The usual cold virus is worst for 2-3 days then gradually improves over 7-14 days. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has a runny nose....How can I clear it up without going to the doctor ?

My 9 month old has a runny nose....How can I clear it up without going to the doctor ?

Lots of ways: Placing a humidifier in the room can help loosen up the mucus, playing, nursing or feeding your baby in a warm steamy bathroom may help. Also, putting saline drops in the nose and using a bulb suction to suction out the mucus will help clear the congestion. ...Read more

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Having cough with mucus.also has runny nose.given cpm and taximo to him for 6days.now frequency of cough is 2 to 3 times a day.do i need to go 2 doc?

Having cough with mucus.also has runny nose.given cpm and taximo to him for 6days.now frequency of cough  is 2 to 3 times a day.do i need to go 2 doc?

Perhaps: Sometimes a lingering cough may occur for several weeks after a cold. If he is improving day by day, you can probably wait. If he is not improving or getting worse (sputum turns green and brown etc), you need to bring him to a doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had a runny nose for over a week now, and coughing at night. It's not barky, but defintinely congestive sounding. Doctor trip?

My 2 year old has had a runny nose for over a week now, and coughing at night. It's not barky, but defintinely congestive sounding. Doctor trip?

Yes.: Although colds can certainly linger for more than a week, age 2 is an age where foreign bodies have a tendency to find their way into the nose. At least have your child examined to make sure this is not causing the drip and congestive symptoms. ...Read more

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My 11 month has been having runny nose for almost a month.It reduce for few days n then is back again.What should I do. The doc say its allergy. ?

My 11 month has been having runny nose for almost a month.It reduce for few days n then is back again.What should I do. The doc say its allergy. ?

Antihistamine?: Have you tried antihistamine? Be sure to rule out food allergies as well. If the problem not controlled by antihistamine , consult an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

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