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Which treatment works the best and fastest for runny nose?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Age and Cause

For kids otc meds other than saline nose drops are not recommended under 6 years old.
Also a humidifier may help.Runny nose from allergies may respond to anti - histaminic agents at any age. Check with your doctor.

In brief: Age and Cause

For kids otc meds other than saline nose drops are not recommended under 6 years old.
Also a humidifier may help.Runny nose from allergies may respond to anti - histaminic agents at any age. Check with your doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Irritants like cigarette smoke, wood smoke, strong perfumes, bleach, etc can also cause runny nose. Your doc can prescribe med for this type of runny nose (vasomotor rhinitis) as well.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Antihistamine spray

The new antihistamine nasal sprays (astelin, astepro, patanase) relieve symptoms in 30-45 minutes.
Otc sprays like afrin are a little faster but the antihistamine sprays are safer.

In brief: Antihistamine spray

The new antihistamine nasal sprays (astelin, astepro, patanase) relieve symptoms in 30-45 minutes.
Otc sprays like afrin are a little faster but the antihistamine sprays are safer.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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