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How do I stop a stuffy nose from running?

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
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In brief: It depends

If you have a cold, you can try a nose spray such as afrin for 2-3 days or an antihistamine.
If you suffer from chronic allergies, an antihistamine (like loratadine, generic for claritin) may also be helpful. You can also use prescription nasal sprays with steroids or atrovent. Some people may benefit from doing nasal irrigation with a netipot.

In brief: It depends

If you have a cold, you can try a nose spray such as afrin for 2-3 days or an antihistamine.
If you suffer from chronic allergies, an antihistamine (like loratadine, generic for claritin) may also be helpful. You can also use prescription nasal sprays with steroids or atrovent. Some people may benefit from doing nasal irrigation with a netipot.
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