Runny nose treatment

Runny nose treatment

A runny nose is the secretion of mucus from the nose. There are many causes that can be caused by a cold, cold, flu, or allergies. Treatment for a runny nose includes drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, and getting as much rest as possible. You can also relieve symptoms by using Saline nasal sprays and a cool humidifier near your bed to combat congestion exacerbated by cold, dry air.

All nasal congestion and cold medicines are available in Adam's Pharmacy. You can order them online through the website.

What are the causes of a runny nose?

There are many causes that lead to a runny nose, we mention some of them:


Sinusitis is a complication of the common cold, in which the cavities around the nasal passage become inflamed.

 This inflammation also leads to increased production of mucus in the nose, and sinusitis is accompanied by headaches, facial pain, and nasal congestion.


There are many substances that cause allergic reactions, such as dust, pollen and pet dander. It is associated with a runny nose, sneezing, headache and sore throat. There are also some people who are allergic to certain foods.



Colds are caused by inflammation in the upper part of the respiratory tract, which leads to inflammation of the lining of the nasal mucosa, which leads to increased mucus. 

In addition to a runny nose and sneezing, colds can sometimes cause a stuffy nose.

Non-allergic rhinitis

The patient may have a runny nose for reasons that are not related to allergens, but can occur as a result of other factors, such as medications, temperature changes or strong sunlight.

Spicy food

A runny nose can occur when eating spicy food, as the body's reaction to eating spicy foods can be, and it is one of the body's ways to protect itself from the cause, but this response is temporary and disappears when you stop eating spicy foods. .

Is a runny nose a symptom of Covid-19 disease?

Yes, a runny nose is one of the common symptoms of Covid-19 disease, and a runny nose is accompanied by other symptoms, which are:


  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • fever or chills
  • ;
  • Headache.
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell.
  • muscle or body aches;
  • Throat pain.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea or vomiting.

Treating a runny nose with 

home methods Natural that does not include medicines.

Let's take a closer look at some of the home remedies that can help treat a runny nose.

Drink plenty of fluids

. It is normal for a person to drink about 3 liters per day. In the case of a runny nose, it is recommended to drink this amount or more, as this reduces nasal congestion.

Drinking plenty of water reduces the viscosity of mucus in the sinuses, making it easier to get rid of.

It is advised not to drink coffee and alcoholic beverages in case of a runny nose.

You should drink a lot of warm drinks that contain herbs such as ginger with lemon, mint and star anise, which help treat a runny nose.

Facial steamer

Facial steam, such as a moisturizer or a cup of warm tea, can help soften mucus and soothe a runny nose. Here's how to do it:

  • Heat the water in a saucepan clean enough to generate steam, and don't let it boil.
  • Hold your face 8 to 12 cm above the steam for 5 minutes at a time. 
  • Don't let your face touch the water. Close your eyes and take a deep breath through your nose. Take breaks if your face is very hot.
  • Then blow your nose to get rid of the mucus.
  • Repeat the process two or three times a day if symptoms persist.
  • A few drops of decongestant essential oils can be added to the steaming facial water. 
  • Two drops per liter of water is enough.
  • These oils include mint, pine, rosemary, sage, peppermint, tea tree and thyme.. Menthol is a decongestant in the composition of these oils.
  • If you do not have these essential oils, you can use these herbs in dry form. 
  • This is done by placing these herbs in a cup, inhaling the steam rising from them, drinking them and benefiting from their benefits.


sprays are a common treatment for a runny nose, while medicated nasal sprays are available at Adam's Pharmacy, you can order them without a prescription.

Saline nasal sprays are a natural remedy to help clear your nose, and like nasal irrigation, it targets nasal congestion and mucus using mild salt water.

Ways to prevent a runny nose Runny nose 

and nasal congestion can be prevented by following some daily habits that help in this, which are as follows:

  • Try to wash your hands frequently, especially when shaking hands with a sick person or when touching any contaminated external surface.
  • Do not share food or equipment used by an infected person.
  • Use a tissue when coughing and sneezing, then dispose of it away.
  • Use alcohol to disinfect hands and tools and sterilize them well to kill viruses and germs.
  • Make sure to eat healthy food and exercise to improve the body's immunity.
  • Rinse the nose well and clean it with a saline solution, as well as rinsing the nose when returning home with water and salt.


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