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What To Do When You Have a Runny Nose

Posted by Innovus Pharma on Jan 29th 2018

With allergy season and sporadic temperature changes taking place throughout the year, most of us will probably have to deal with a runny nose sooner or later. While there’s still no cure for the common cold or allergies, we have access to home remedies to help us manage our symptoms and aid in avoiding the discomfort. A runny nose could be the result of various illnesses including the flu, allergies or the common cold.

Here are some tips on what to do when you have a runny nose.


Getting an ample amount of rest assists in avoiding discomfort while giving your body time to heal.

Nasal Sprays

One of the most common and proven methods for soothing a runny nose are nasal sprays. FlutiCare® is a 24-hour allergy symptom reliever nasal spray available over-the-counter. It provides relief from nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy nose, sneezing, and itch and watery eyes.

Warm Fluids

We all remember the age-old remedy of chicken soup? Well, it still applies. Warm fluids - like tea or chicken soup - thins out mucus build-up from a cold or allergies.


Steam can aid in clearing up nasal passages; running a humidifier can provide relief. The moistened air soothes nasal tissues and thins out mucus.

Salt Water Drops

Salt water drops lessen thick mucus and assists in removing irritants. The softening of the mucus assists in expelling it and provides temporary relief.


Ginger is a home remedy that aids with respiratory issues. You can either chew it raw (try it with honey if it is too strong), make ginger tea or inhale steam from water infused with the root.

For more information on how remedies work, please visit LIVESTRONG.COM.