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What can I do to control constant runny nose? Don't think it's allergies because I tested negative.

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Nonallergic rhinitis

Your primary care physician or allergist needs to take a comprehensive history of your symptoms.
After age 30 or so, nonallergic rhinitis becomes more common. This is easily controlled with ipratropium nasal spray, if one of your doctors thinks this is appropriate for you.

In brief: Nonallergic rhinitis

Your primary care physician or allergist needs to take a comprehensive history of your symptoms.
After age 30 or so, nonallergic rhinitis becomes more common. This is easily controlled with ipratropium nasal spray, if one of your doctors thinks this is appropriate for you.
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Non-allergic rhinitis is best treated with nasal sprays including topical antihistamines (like Patanase and Astepro), nasal steroids (like Flonase, Nasonex, Veramyst) combinations of the 2 (like Dymista). Atrovent (ipratropium nasal spray) works very well for runny nose. Allergists can ususally treat this even if your skin tests (which are better that blood testing) are negative.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics

In brief: Runny nose

You can still take antihistamines which will still hopefully treat the symptoms even though allergies testing negative.
You might want to be evaluated by an ENT and make sure your adenoids aren't playing a role in this story.

In brief: Runny nose

You can still take antihistamines which will still hopefully treat the symptoms even though allergies testing negative.
You might want to be evaluated by an ENT and make sure your adenoids aren't playing a role in this story.
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