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What can you do to stop a runny nose?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Ipratroprium spray

The best way to stop a nose that is producing clear, thin, watery secretions is ipratroprium bromide, a generic nasal spray.
The 0.03% strength works well for the drippy nose from eating, cold air, or exercise, and the 0.06% works better for the runny nose associated with a cold. Ask your doctor for a prescription for it, if s/he thinks it's appropriate for your situation.

In brief: Ipratroprium spray

The best way to stop a nose that is producing clear, thin, watery secretions is ipratroprium bromide, a generic nasal spray.
The 0.03% strength works well for the drippy nose from eating, cold air, or exercise, and the 0.06% works better for the runny nose associated with a cold. Ask your doctor for a prescription for it, if s/he thinks it's appropriate for your situation.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are many causes for a runny nose, and what works for one will not necessarily work for another. For allergies, antihistamine or nasal steroid work well, for colds usually time alone is best, for other causes sometimes Atrovent Nasal Spray is helpful, although very drying.
If it's a frequent problem, it's worth finding out the root cause from your doctor.

In brief: Depends

There are many causes for a runny nose, and what works for one will not necessarily work for another. For allergies, antihistamine or nasal steroid work well, for colds usually time alone is best, for other causes sometimes Atrovent Nasal Spray is helpful, although very drying.
If it's a frequent problem, it's worth finding out the root cause from your doctor.
Dr. Sean McGhee
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If due to an allergy

Try allegra.
Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. Just read the labels. If it continues, see an allergist.

In brief: If due to an allergy

Try allegra.
Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. Just read the labels. If it continues, see an allergist.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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