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Runny Nose Specialist

Atkins Expert Sinus Care -  - Sinus Specialist

Atkins Expert Sinus Care

Sinus Specialists located in San Antonio, TX

Having a runny nose from time to time happens to just about everybody, but chronic nasal drip can make your life unpleasant. If a runny nose is taking over your life, board-certified otolaryngologist James Atkins, MD, and his expert team offer numerous innovative treatments for a runny nose at Atkins Expert Sinus Care in San Antonio, Texas. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about your options.

Runny Nose Q & A

What is a runny nose?

A runny nose occurs when you experience watery drainage coming from the front of your nose or heavier drainage down the back of your throat. You might have a runny nose because of:

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Allergies
  • Smoke
  • Other irritants
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Nasal spray overuse
  • Deviated septum
  • Hormone changes
  • Occupational asthma
  • Non-allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal polyps

Dr. Atkins and his team work together to find a treatment that’s right for you based on the cause and severity of your symptoms.

How does my provider diagnose a runny nose?

The highly trained Atkins Expert Sinus Care team can diagnose the cause of a runny nose by reviewing your medical history and symptoms, examining your nose, and completing diagnostic testing procedures. 

They might recommend allergy testing, a throat or nasal swab, in-house CT scans, or nasal endoscopy to find the root cause of sinus issues and create a treatment plan.

What are my runny nose treatment options?

If a chronic runny nose diminishes your quality of life, Dr. Atkins might recommend you try:


Taking over-the-counter or prescription medication can offer relief from a runny nose, especially nasal drip associated with allergies, colds, flu, and other illnesses. Dr. Atkins might recommend you try oral medications or use nasal sprays.

Allergy shots

Allergy shots, or immunotherapy, can reduce a runny nose associated with seasonal allergies. Sublingual immunotherapy is also available at Atkins Expert Sinus Care. 


FDA-approved ClariFix can reduce symptoms associated with a runny nose with cryotechnology. Dr. Atkins offers ClariFix to freeze an overactive nerve in the nose using local or IV sedation. Doing so can block nerve signals that cause your nose to run.

Surgical procedures

If a long-lasting runny nose associated with chronic sinusitis bothers you, Dr. Atkins can widen nasal passages using sophisticated balloon technology without pain or extensive downtime. The team offers additional sinus surgery options, depending on what’s causing your runny nose and its severity.

Don’t live with a chronic stuffy or runny nose that negatively affects your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Atkins Expert Sinus Care by phone or online for symptom relief today.