Flowing or a runny nose is a condition that is caused by an inflammation of the inner lining of the nasal passages and there is a continuous discharge of the nasal fluid. Common cold is the infection that causes this condition.
HOW IS FLOWING NOSE DIAGNOSED?
There is not much to diagnose here since the symptoms are usually obvious giveaways. However, the General Physician might use the stethoscope to conduct chest and back examination. Sometimes an allergy or a sinus infection can also cause the flowing nose condition and the specialist in Allergy/Immunology may be asked to take a more detailed and closer look.
HOW IS FLOWING NOSE TREATED?
There are many home based remedies for glowing nose since this is a common condition and even using a good vaporizer can improve the condition. In addition, doctors advise complete rest since hectic activity and faster flow of blood will only worsen the flowing nose condition. The Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT specialist you consult may offer some simple medicines to control the infection and stop the running fluid. Only in rare cases the ENT specialist may decide on admitting the patient for providing intensive care.
DID YOU KNOW?
That it is better to avoid taking any antibiotics for a normal runny nose condition?