Effective home remedies for a runny nose or a cold include bulking up on vitamin C and zinc to shorten the life of a cold and applying nasal strips to enlarge the nasal passages and open up the airways, according to WebM... More »

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Treatment for a runny nose is entirely dependant on the cause and may include antibiotics, antihistamines or decongestants, states WebMD. If the cause of post-nasal drip is a bacterial infection, the best treatment is an... More »

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According to the Mayo Clinic, a constantly runny nose may be caused by anything that inflames or irritates the nasal tissues. Examples of common inflammations or irritations include dry air, pet and plant allergies, mold... More »

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Decongestants are cold and flu medicines that help relieve sinus congestion or a clogged nose, while antihistamines are likely effective in managing drainage symptoms, such as watery eyes, postnasal drip and a runny nose... More »

Some remedies that can alleviate the symptoms of a cold include taking medications, blowing the nose frequently, staying hydrated, using cold or hot compresses, gargling and taking steamy showers, suggests WebMD. Getting... More »

Individuals can beat a cold by blowing their nose regularly to expel mucus, getting adequate rest, gargling with saltwater and drinking hot liquids, as noted by WebMD. Other ways include taking hot showers with lots of s... More »

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Keeping the nasal passages moist by showering, using a humidifier or vaporizer, breathing in steam from a pot of hot water, using saline sprays and drops, and flushing the nasal passages with salt water using a neti pot ... More »