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Runny Nose Treatment in Nashik - Dr. Pushkar Lele

A runny nose may be irritating and disturbing, but it usually clears up on its own. Occasionally, it can be a sign of a more severe problem. A runny nose may be serious in infants.

Causes

  • Cold Weather or Immediate Temperature Changes
  • Consumption of Spicy Foods
  • Swollen Adenoids
  • Environmental Nuisances
  • Foreign Bodies in the Nose
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Injury/Wound to the Nose
  • Vaccinations
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Skeletal Irregularities
  • Tumors of the Nasal Passages
  • Viral Infection
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Call your doctor

  • Symptoms last more than 10 days
  • High fever
  • Nasal discharge is yellow and green and is accompanied by sinus pain or fever. This may be a sign of a bacterial germ
  • Blood in your nasal discharge or a persistent clear discharge after a head injury
  • Congestion causes trouble nursing or makes breathing difficult

Self-care

  • Inhaling and swallowing or lightly blowing your nose
  • Avoid known allergic triggers

If the runny nose is a determined, watery discharge, especially if followed by sneezing and itching or watery eyes, your symptoms may be allergy-related. An antihistamine may help. You can also try a nasal steroid. Be sure to follow the label guidance correctly.

For babies and small children, use a soft rubber suction bulb to gently remove any discharges.

Try these measures to relieve postnasal drip — when excess phlegm builds up in the back of your throat:

  • Avoid common irritants such as cigarette smoke and sudden humidity changes
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Try nasal saline sprays or rinses

If runny nose persists for more than 10 days, or seem severe, visit your doctor.