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What over-the-counter drug should I take for a running nose in the us? How about in india?
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Neti Pot
The nose is usually running for a reason.
The reason should be determined and treated. My first suggestion for self treatment, would be the use of a neti pot to flush the nose. Using distilled or boiled water with salt, it will help clean out the irritants and mucous. Saline nasal sprays will also help. For short term symptom relief, otc antihistamine/decongestant pills are available.

In brief: Neti Pot
The nose is usually running for a reason.
The reason should be determined and treated. My first suggestion for self treatment, would be the use of a neti pot to flush the nose. Using distilled or boiled water with salt, it will help clean out the irritants and mucous. Saline nasal sprays will also help. For short term symptom relief, otc antihistamine/decongestant pills are available.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Runny Nose
Runny nose generally responds to antihistamines.
Many are available over the counter, diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine, brompheniramine, fexofexadine, cetirize, and loratidine are are just a few. Each varies by degree of sedation, with fexofenadine and loratidine the least likely to create any sedation, and minimal with cetirizine.

In brief: Runny Nose
Runny nose generally responds to antihistamines.
Many are available over the counter, diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine, brompheniramine, fexofexadine, cetirize, and loratidine are are just a few. Each varies by degree of sedation, with fexofenadine and loratidine the least likely to create any sedation, and minimal with cetirizine.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine
In brief: Herbal teas
Licorice and Echinacea based herbal teas work pretty good.
Also, inhaling a small amount of eucalyptus oil several times during the day help. Sunshine for 30-45 min/day at noon time boosts your immunity. Alternatively, you could take a vit D3 supplement.

In brief: Herbal teas
Licorice and Echinacea based herbal teas work pretty good.
Also, inhaling a small amount of eucalyptus oil several times during the day help. Sunshine for 30-45 min/day at noon time boosts your immunity. Alternatively, you could take a vit D3 supplement.
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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