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Runny Nose

A runny nose refers to the discharge of clear fluid or thick mucous from the nasal passages or the nose. Common causes of the runny nose include common cold, flu, or seasonal allergies. Saline nasal sprays and humidifiers can provide relief from a runny nose.

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I have a persistent cold with a stuffy nose. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with a never-ending cold, runny, and stuffy nose for a while. I have tried the usual treatment methods, and last week, I even completed a course of antibiotics (Erythromycin) that the doctor prescribed, but all these do not seem to work. I notice that my symptoms are...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to give you expert medical advice. Since you have already taken a course of antibiotics, it is not advisable to take another course since it can cause weakness. I suggest you do the following: Warm water saline gargles. Steam inhalation. Avoid col...  Read Full »

My daughter has a fever, a runny nose and body ache. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am really worried about my 5-year-old daughter. She has had a high fever and a runny nose, and she has been complaining about headaches and body aches for the last three days. She is not eating anything and seems super weak. I am not sure what to do, and I am really concerned. I gave he...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Please check the child's temperature with a thermometer. If the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, you can administer syrup Crocin DS (Paracetamol) 240 mg/ml with a dosage based on the ch...  Read Full »

I have runny nose and cough for a week. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and have been suffering from colds and coughs. While I had a runny nose and cough for almost a week, my runny nose got cured, but occasionally, I get a dry cough, especially when my cough persists. Is it normal and advisable to take antibiotics in such situations? I d...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I suggest continuing steam inhalation. Sometimes, it is cough variant asthma, which worsens in cold weather. Nebulization with Salbutamol will help. Anti-allergic medicines will also be helpful. I suggest you take Montel...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for allergic rhinitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis. I saw many doctors and had a nasal septum deviation surgery last year too, to control the allergies but nothing helped. I have to take antihistamines twice every day. I take 180 mg Telfast. The symptoms are very similar to having the flu. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Allergy is a genetic disorder and does not have a permanent cure. When we know we are allergic to some substance, the best way to avoid allergy is to stay away from it. This form of allergen avoidance is not practical in your case. To establish that it is an allergy i...  Read Full »

Is my sneezing due to dust allergy or the climate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am living in a tropical coastal area. I used to travel always. When I am outside my place or abroad I do not have any problem. But, when I enter my place and as soon as I enter my house, I will start sneezing and then after sometime my nose will start dripping. This happens only in my p...  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. I worked in such a place for some time. I used to see lot of patients with sneezing, running nose and bronchial asthma there and the incidence is more when compared to other parts of the country. After reading your history I can say that it is related to cli...  Read Full »

My son has a runny nose and nasal congestion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 3-year-old son weighing 40 pounds seems to develop running nose along with nasal congestion today afternoon. He also seems to have some amount of breathing difficulty today while sleeping, although he does not have any background in asthma. I have some questions: I have given him Z...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The dose of Cetirizine is fine and you can give it for two days more and see. If there is no improvement then kindly do a physical examination. Naso-clear nasal spray can be easily used in form of spray be inserting the tip into the nostril and pressing it. The child...  Read Full »

Why do I have headache, cold, and running nose?

Query: Hi doctor, From yesterday I have a headache, cold, and running nose. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of acute upper respiratory tract infection. It can be a viral infection too. Symptomatic management is done with decongestant like Levocetirizine or Phenylephrine. Vitamin C is having antioxidant property so it can be prescribed as lozenges....  Read Full »

I experience shortness of breath. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24-year-old female currently experiencing a respiratory and gastrointestinal illness. I have been feeling faint, especially when going up or down stairs. My other symptoms include mild, infrequent shortness of breath with a peculiar sensation in my chest (similar to breathing in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, you have the following diagnosis: acute chest pain with the flu and abdominal colic. Please do the following tests: ECG (electrocardiogram), ECHO (echoc...  Read Full »

I have a runny nose, sneezing, and itching for a year. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38-year-old woman who has been dealing with runny nose, sneezing, and itching in the nose and throat for the past year. However, over the past two days, my symptoms have become particularly bothersome and do not seem to be improving with the medications I have been taking. I am e...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Actually, these symptoms are due to allergies, so you need to prevent the cause to cure it. Allergies can be due to weather changes or allergies due to dust, and all can cause such symptoms. So wear clothes in cold wea...  Read Full »

What should I do after getting COVID infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced symptoms of COVID. I am not sure if it is only a mild symptom, but I think it is not. I had a fever, headache, body pain, and runny nose. The fever lasted for three days, but I still have body pain and cough. I am at home; I immediately isolated myself. What should I do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the Following is my opinion on your asked question. You have all the symptoms of COVID-19 infection. However, if the patient has a fever, sore throat, and body weakness, then immediately COVID testing by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or rapid t...  Read Full »

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