Causes and Treatments of a Runny Nose

That irritating drip, drip, drip of a constantly running nose can be embarrassing as well as annoying. It is caused by our natural secretions going into overdrive in a bid to 'flush out' potential germs.

Treating a runny nose

You could try a product that includes an active ingredient known as Phenylephrine Hydrochloride if you have a runny nose as this can help to relieve nasal congestion.

Top tip

If the skin around your nose is getting sore from and chapped, apply a barrier cream such as petroleum jelly to the area to protect it and help prevent further damage.


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