How to Deal with a Runny Nose

By | December 3, 2009
How to Deal with a Runny Nose

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Is that runny nose bringing you down? With over-the-counter cold remedies and a few simple steps, you can put a stop to your problem.

If your runny nose persists for more than 10 days, contact your doctor.

Step 1: Take decongestants and antihistamines
Take the directed dose of decongestant during the day and antihistamines at night. Drink plenty of fluids.

Step 2: Blow your nose
Keep plenty of tissues on hand so that you’re prepared when your nose drips.

Step 3: Use nasal spray
Use saline nasal spray as directed throughout the day.

Make your own saline solution with 8 oz. tap water, ¼-½ tsp. salt, and a pinch of baking soda

Step 4: Take your vitamins
Take vitamin C and zinc before going to bed, so that when the morning comes around, you’re ready to hit the ground running!

Did You Know?
After 30 seconds of use, a handkerchief may contain 15,000 germs.

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