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Why Does Your Nose Run When You Have Allergies
Depends: There are different causes of rhinorrhea (a runny nose). Allergies are a common cause but it can occur unrelated to allergies (non-allergic). Vasomotor rhinitis is a common form of non-allergic rhinitis. Nasal saline and nasal steroids (nasacort (triamcinolone) is now over the counter) can be helpful in vasomotor rhinitis. If there is any history of trauma prior to onset of the rhinorrhea, see your doctor. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between allergies and a cold when your nose is running all the time.
Good question: Some time it is hard to tell. In general, when you have a cold, someone else in the family or office often has one. A cold is often associated with a low-grade fever but allergy is not. You may also notice fatigue as well as joint or muscle ache with a cold but not with allergy. Hay fever may respond to antihistamine but a cold does not. If your nose runs all the time it is not from a cold. ...Read more
I have clear, sticky, and thick nasal drippings. My nose is constantly running. It's been 2 weeks. Allergy or cold?
Allergies: Colds last for 3-5 days, allergies are long lasting, see your doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more
My nose won't stop running like a faucet. I've tried multiple allergy pills to no avail. Please help me get my nose to stop running.?
See Allergist: You need to be seen by an Allergist as you are likely suffering from chronic rhinitis and need further testing and evaluation. Skin or blood testing can be performed to see what you are allergic to and can assist in avoidance measures. Daily steroid sprays can be helpful for allergic rhinitis. Ipratropium bromide can be great for drying out nose for persistent dripping/running. ...Read more
Allergic Rhinitis: Avoiding exposure to things you are most allergic to (e.g. Wear a paper mask when you open dusty boxes in your attic if you have dust allergy). Use of nasal steroid and/or antihistamine sprays. Antihistamine pills, leukotriene receptor antagonists are the common medications used alone or in combination to control runny nose. Please start with your primary care doctor! ...Read more
Allergies: Most people start with over the counter antihistamines, which are an alternative although they are usually not adequate to help fully. Salt water washes can help too. Best is to see an allergist and get tested, then come up with a good plan of action to feel better with prescription medications or possibly allergy shots. ...Read more
It's been about four month. When I getup, I have running nose. Then, after some hours, I again feel normal. Is this some kind of allergy?
Can't tell: Perhaps the discharge is from accumulation of fluid in the sinuses when you are lying down. See your doctor since this is not normal. ...Read more
I had a grandson- 2years. He got running nose so often. Can it be a allergy? What we need to the spring comes. It is worse time for allergy. Thanks,
Allergies and sinuses are causing nose to drip and gush snot. Constantly running. Flo made & overcounter meds not helping. No insurance, help?
Nasalcrom (cromolyn): Over the counter options include Nasalcrom nasal spray. Some people find neil med sinus rinses are helpful as well. Others find that Allegra d or zyrtec d pills can help. If these do not help you may need to see a doctor to get some prescription nose sprays. Sometimes if the symptoms are bad and if you start having colored mucus you could have a sinus infection. ...Read more
Childs nose running like a faucet in the dead of winter, snow on the ground. Could it still be allergies in this weather or a cold? Seems to feel great
Vasomotor rhinitis: There are many of us who have a nose that is quite sensitive to temperature changes & other environmental issues. Going from a warm home into the cold can trigger a nose-leak process called vasomotor rhinitis. The leaking turns on outside but stops over time if you go back indoors. I consider it benign but there may be other issues to rule out during a visit. ...Read more
I have constant nose allergy (running and stuffed nose) throughout the years ever since I was little due to environment. Does that hinder growth (height)?
Seasonal allergies: Most likely you have seasonal allergies. You need to see an allergist and have allergy testing done. Meanwhile you can try OTC antihistamines. ...Read more
Possibly: These are symptoms of allergies, but may be due to something as simple as a cold. Depending on the timing, duration and associated history, it would have to be differentiated. If you feel you may have allergies, I would recommend evaluation by a board certified allergist for testing and treatment. ...Read more
I've been very stressed out in feeling very lightheaded my allergies like my nose has been running. What could cause me to feel this way.?
I have running nose (watery) all over the year ;i have chronic allergy and iam taking avamys for 2 years and I still have running nose what to do?
See an Allergist: You may need to be tested for allergies to tailor a treatment for your problem. See an Allergist. ...Read more
Sometimes when I bend toward even when I'm not having allergies, my nose just starts running clear fluid like crazy. I also get bad headaches. Why?
Trauma??: Have you had any history of trauma or surgery to your head? It sounds like a CSF leak, which is the fluid that surrounds your brain. Loss of this fluid can also cause headaches. This is rare, though, if you have not had any events to your head. I would suggest you see a physician and have them evaluate you. ...Read more
What otc medication is best for allergies?? Currently taking benedryl but it makes me too drowsy. My current symptom is just constant running nose, no other symptoms.
I have had a runny nose the past couple weeks now. I don't have any known allergies. I have to blow my nose a lot and it just keeps running. Why??
I suffer from running nose, continuous sneezing and occasional fevers on a frequent basis. The reasons are mostly cold or allergies. How to stop this?
Different way: The runny nose from allergies is often controlled by antihistamine (tablet or spray) and nasal steroid. The runny nose from cold is more difficult to control but there is a rx spray which may reduce it significantly. Allergies do not cause a fever unless it is complicated by severe sinusitis. ...Read more
Hi. My allergies are killing me! Nose won't stop running and I am quite drowsy... been taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) regulary for over a month! Is it okay to take every 12 hours?
I m suffering from last 15 years with seasonal allergic asthma and running nose allergies also chest conjections etc.
Allergy/Asthma: Are you seeing an allergist? Do you know what you are allergic to? Have you sought treatment or simply suffered? If you have sought help but no improvement, sounds like you should get a 2nd opinion. If you haven't sought care, then you should. ...Read more
How can dust allergy be diagnosed? I sneeze and have running nose every morning, but I'm not sure if it dust allergy. Is there any tests for it?
Skin test: The component that people get allergic to in dust are dust mites. If you consult an allergist they can do a skin test to determine if you are allergic to them. You symptoms suggest a dust mite allergy, so get it checked. ...Read more
I start to dry-cough and have running nose without regular Montelukast. My Ly count was earlier high (allergies). Possible Lymphocytosis? But agent?
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