What can I do about my runny nose?

For children and adults, over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, decongestants and saline nasal sprays may help relieve some symptoms of viral infections. Remember, always use over-the-counter products as directed. Many over-the-counter products are not recommended for children younger than certain ages.

For a runny nose, use a decongestant or saline nasal spray to help relieve nasal symptoms (check what is safe to give your child).

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