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Runny nose Treatments

Runny nose: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment plans for a runny nose are individualized depending on the underlying cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age and medical history of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the cause, minimizes the discomfort of a runny nose, decreases the risk of developing serious complications, and helps a person to breathe and rest comfortably.

When a runny nose is caused by a viral infection, such as influenza or an upper respiratory infection, the treatment is rest, increased fluids and using a vaporizer. When a runny nose is caused by a bacterial infection, such as in sinusitis, antibiotics are prescribed as well. Using air purifiers and avoiding allergens can prevent or improve runny nose due to allergies or allergic rhinitis.

A serious cause of a runny nose is cerebral spinal fluid rhinorrhea. Treatment of this condition requires hospitalization and intensive care.

Runny nose: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Runny nose from various sources may include:

Treatments for Chronic rhinitis

The following treatments are listed for Chronic rhinitis in our knowledge base:

Treatments for Causes of Runny nose

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Runny nose:

More causes: not all possible causes for Runny nose are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Runny nose.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Runny nose:

The following list of conditions have 'Runny nose' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Runny nose:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Runny nose' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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