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I have had a dripping nose for months, how do I stop it?

By Anonymous February 10, 2018 - 3:14am
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Hello. Thank you for posting.

A runny, drippy nose can be caused by anything that irritates or inflames the nasal tissues. Infections such as the common cold, influenza, allergies and various irritants may all cause a runny nose. Less commonly, a chronic runny nose can be caused by polyps, a foreign body, a tumor or migraine-like headaches. So, treating it depending on the cause.

Until you see your doctor, try these steps from WebMD to relieve symptoms:

-Gently blow your nose.
-Avoid known allergic triggers.
-If the runny nose is a persistent, watery discharge, particularly if accompanied by sneezing and itchy or watery eyes, your symptoms may be allergy-related and an over-the-counter antihistamine may help. Be sure to follow the label instructions exactly.

Try these measures to relieve postnasal drip — when excess mucus accumulates 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.


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