How to best treat rhinisitis?
December 27, 2013 11:33 AM Subscribe
The only cold symptom I ever get is a bad runny nose, what drug treats a runny nose and only a runny nose?
posted by cirrostratus to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I get about one cold each winter and each time the only symptom is a really gnarly runny nose. My usual strategy is to just deal with it for a few days, and my current one isn't even bad right now, but I've got a social event tonight that I want to be non-mucusy for.
Since I usually don't bother to take anything I'm not familiar with the cold medicine ecosystem. I just spent 20 minutes in a CVS cold and flu aisle searching for the right drug but ended up walking out empty handed because nothing in their dazzling array of syrups, pills, nasal sprays seemed to be what I'm looking for. Everything is all about sinus congestion, coughs, and pains. I just want to dry my nose out. Am I right in guessing that a congestion treatment will actually make it ooze faster? Are anti-histamines just for allergies or would it dry me out too? Is a spray or rinse the right call?