What causes that runny nose and what can you do about it?

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So you have a runny nose.   Why is it happening? A runny nose is a watery discharge from the nose and can be irritating, especially if it is a postnasal drip that is going down your throat. A runny nose can be caused by any number of allergies, irritants in the air you breathe, dry air in the home, or a virus your body is fighting off.   It can be worsened by repeated use of nasal sprays and constant sneezing. Some of the basic ways to reduce the most common irritants responsible for post nasal drip, especially at night is to vacuum and shampoo rugs under the bed.  Most people will find dust and other irritants under the bed.  A good cleaning should be one of the first methods to eliminate common sinus irritants. Nettle, a known natural antihistamine that has been used for years is quite helpful in shutting down a runny and irritated nose especially during allergy season.   I recommend taking two nettle tablets for most irritations and mild to moderate irritations often improve with this method without any side effects later on.    Alpha Glycosyl Isoquercitrin immune support is helpful with more severe reactions, especially when taken in combination with Nettle. Both of these products are available in our offices. To learn more about runny noses, check out this health.com post on a runny nose and what to do to improve it.

Runny Nose Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Sometimes a runny nose will just run its course; other times you should see a doctor.

By Korin Miller February 07, 2022 Odds are you've had a runny nose at some point in your life. That means you know how annoying it can be, forcing you to have a tissue within close reach at all times. Because they're a nuisance to deal with, once one develops, you probably want to know why you have a runny nose in the first place, how you can get rid of it, and what you can do to prevent it from happening in the future. Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about a runny nose, including when you should go to the doctor.

What is a runny nose, exactly?

The phrase "runny nose" is used to describe excess nasal drainage, per the Mayo Clinic. The thin, usually clear discharge is called rhinorrhea. But "consistency can vary, and the discharge is sometimes a thicker mucus," Anthony LaCava, MD, a fellow of allergy and immunology at Penn Medicine, tells Health. Read more