What is Rhinorrhea?


Rhinorrhea, also known as runny nose, refers to the clear or thick discharge that comes out of the nose. It is often caused by an infection, allergies, or other factors.

It can also be caused by inflammation or irritation. Studies show that pregnant women are more likely to have a runny nose. The condition can also be linked with the presence of foreign bodies, deviated nasal septum, headaches, tumors or polyps.

This article discusses the symptoms and common causes of rhinorrhea. It also talks about how to treat a runny nose and when to contact your healthcare provider.

Read on to learn more about the condition.