Running Nose

A runny nose is a condition that presents with mucus drainage. Allergies, common cold, and sinus infections are some conditions that result in a runny nose. Taking over-the-counter antihistamines, such as Diphenhydramine and Chlorpheniramine, helps to give relief.

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Are my 4 months old daughter's symptoms typical for her age?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 4 months old. She is constantly puking after eating for a long time. Sometimes she has white foamy puke. She makes weird breathing sounds while eating. She has regular breathing and she has a running nose always. She also gets excess saliva coming out of her mouth. She a...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constant choking, absence of laughing or crying needs a careful and detailed evaluation. She can have a delayed milestone and it can cause multiple problems. As your baby was normal during delivery or after delivery, a small amount of puking is normal and it can occur d...  Read Full »

Why do I get runny nose so often?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got cold because of the temperature changes at work. When it is so hot, we have all the fans and air conditioners on. And it is the third time already in four months. It starts with a runny nose for two days, and then I start coughing. Last time I had a temperature of 37.2. And I...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. As you said you get frequent attacks of runny nose and now coughing suggest an allergic cause. So it can be asthma and allergic rhinitis due to dust allergy. Getting blood in sputum is common in allergic bronchitis. Spirometry test ...  Read Full »

How to manage cold, runny nose, and watery eyes due to weather changes?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three and a half years old. He is prone to change in weather and he gets affected with cold, running nose, and eyes often. Sometimes, he gets a sore throat which means that he gets hoarseness in his voice. He is not having a fever. While having running eyes and nose, I give him...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the description, he seems to have hyperactive airway disease. You can start giving a course of tablet Montair 4 mg (Montelukast) one tablet daily at 8 pm for six months and observe the changes in the frequency of the symptoms. While having an acute episode of cou...  Read Full »

Can I get infected by blood splashing in my eye?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I had a blood splash in my eyes twice last week. I have done tests for HIV, HBsAg, and HCV. All the results came back negative. Today, I have a running nose with a bit of throat irritation. It disappears after drinking fluids. Should I be worried about this exposure?  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can know that even having an accidental exposure to potentially infectious fluids with intact mucous membrane can transmit HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), hepatitis B, and hepatitis C and the risk is low. Having negative results for viral markers is a good t...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old daughter gets a recurrent runny nose. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old daughter has got running nose. But, there is no fever or chest block. This is the second time in this month. She sleeps with little noise from the nose. Is it dangerous for 2 years 3 months old to get a running nose? Can blocked nose cause the child to choke at night?...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few points to be noted here. When the nose is blocked, air entry is achieved through the mouth which stays open. So, there is no choking with blocked nose. However, this may disturb the sleep of the child. Recurrent episodes of a cough and cold without fever,...  Read Full »

Please suggest a permanent solution for frequent sneezing and runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 30 years old. I have sneezing attack in the morning for the past nine years. Sometimes I have a running nose. I do not know when I have a runny nose. Is there any permanent solution? When I walk or work, I do not have a runny nose.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is called allergic rhinitis and it is caused due to some allergens such as dust or pollen. First of all, avoid these allergens. This is the permanent solution to manage this problem. Drink lukewarm water for few days. Take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg once a d...  Read Full »

Why do I get right-sided headaches when I look down with a runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a headache on the right side. My nose on the right side is blocked and water is coming out. Sometimes I have sneezing. When I look down it becomes full and I have pain. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from sinusitis. The sinus that surrounds the nose secrete mucus and it is secreted into the nose. Pain near the nasal bone and headache are symptoms of sinusitis. Please mention the duration of these symptoms, any episodes of fever, describe the na...  Read Full »

Do mere runny nose, throat pain, and cough suggest COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 13 years old. He has a runny nose and a mild cough but no fever. He had a slight pain in the throat and cold for the past three days. Now he has a mild cough from yesterday. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your son has been suffering from a runny nose, mild cough, throat ache, etc. Your son can take some medications like Azithromycin, Fexofenadine, Montelukast, and Acetaminophen or Paracetamol for relieving his ...  Read Full »

Why do I have runny nose with white mucus in the throat in summers?

Query: Hi, I am 18 years old. I have asthma from my childhood but as I grew it got less and now I have it sometimes only. But from 1 year specially in summers I am always a runny nose and white, salty mucus down to my throat. It gets into my airways too from which I feel a little irritation and it goes aw...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi I get to see you are worried about your weight loss.. As per your description, runny nose and mucus particularly during summers shows that you are allergic to dust which is more common in summer than winter. Need not worry about it. And yes, your weight loss has to be evaluated.. I would sugge...  Read Full »

Do I need surgery for the bony defect in ethmoid region with running nose?

Query: Hi doctor, Frequently, I have water coming from the nose for the past 3 months. CT scan result shows an S-shaped DNS more towards the right and left inferior turbinate hypertrophy. There is a small bony defect in the roof of the right ethmoid sinus region with adjacent mucosal thickening. There is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sure, you need surgery to correct DNS (deviated nasal septum) or to resect hypertrophied turbinate, and to close the bony defect. The operation has a high success rate, as it will be an endoscopic nasal operation. There are some complications such as bleeding, orbital f...  Read Full »

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