How can you stop a runny nose?

Depends on the cause. A runny nose can be from allergies, a condition with reflexes causing a runny nose (vasomotor rhinorhea), a common cold, rarely head trauma can cause a leak of cerebrospinal fluid. Except for the leak, Ipratropium Bromide Nasal Spray is very effective for a runny nose. Allergies can respond to antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays or antihistamine sprays.

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How can you stop a runny nose?

Antihistamines. Antihistamine pills may help such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. If symptoms persist call your doctor as prescription medicines are also available. Read more...

How can you stop a runny nose at school?

Identify the trigger. There are many causes of runny nose including infections and allergies. If the trigger can be identified, then it may be possible to remove or avoid the trigger. Otherwise, medications may be necessary. An allergist can review the symptoms and exposures and if necessary pursue testing to find the cause and find relief! Read more...

How can you stop really bad runny nose?

Runny nose. If over the counter antihistamines do not help it may be necessary to call a doctor for a prescription. If you have persistent symptoms an visit to the allergist for evaluation may be helpful. Read more...

How can you stop runny nose from allergies?

Several options. Otc antihistamines particularly older one such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dry the nose. Other suggestions are claritin, allegra, zyrtec, chlorpheniramine. Prescription options are topical steroids which must be taken daily and take about a week to work or topical antihistamines such as astelin. Read more...
Control allergies. Main rx- controlling allergic exposures meds: the most effective group of commonly used meds are the nasal corticosteroids but need to be used regularly to work. Higher amounts/short term, to get on top of the allergy may help. Both antihistamines (pills & intranasal) and decongestants can decrease rhinorrhea. Intranasal ipratropium can be very effective. Nasal saline can help. Allergy injections. Read more...

How can you prevent, or stop, a runny nose in the morning?

D Dust allergy ? A runny nose in the morning could be the result of dust or mold allergy. If this really bothers you, try taking Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra otc (antihistamines) at time of sleep. If those drugs do not help, see an allergist. Read more...