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What Causes Persistent Runny Nose Despite Taking Medication?

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Posted on Fri, 18 Nov 2016
Question: I have uad a runny nose since XXXXXXX At fiirst it was green . SAw doctor. Gaany segestve me antibiotics . Still have runny nose still green but turning brown . Any suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:

Hello and thank you for sending a question.

I'm sorry that you're continuing to have significant symptoms. It sounds like you may have a degree of chronic rhinitis which leads to symptoms have persisted congestion and runny nose.

At this time, since decongestant and antibiotics have not really helped what I usually recommend is a nasal steroid spray. You can obtain this over the counter at your local pharmacy - brands include Flonase or Nasonex.

I suggest you try the nasal steroid spray for at least 2-3 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. If symptoms persist then you may need to see a specialist (ENT Specialist) for further work up.

Thanks again for your query,

Dr Galamaga
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What Causes Persistent Runny Nose Despite Taking Medication?

Brief Answer: Consideration Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for sending a question. I'm sorry that you're continuing to have significant symptoms. It sounds like you may have a degree of chronic rhinitis which leads to symptoms have persisted congestion and runny nose. At this time, since decongestant and antibiotics have not really helped what I usually recommend is a nasal steroid spray. You can obtain this over the counter at your local pharmacy - brands include Flonase or Nasonex. I suggest you try the nasal steroid spray for at least 2-3 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. If symptoms persist then you may need to see a specialist (ENT Specialist) for further work up. Thanks again for your query, Dr Galamaga