The nose knows

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I’ve had a problem with my nose being extra runny for a long time. It’s very annoying. I’m not sick, I know that. And I’ve noticed that it seems to get worse at some times than at others.

Today while randomly following links, this article caught my attention: Perpetual Sniffles.

My joy and delight! That has to be what I have. I have vasomotor rhinitis. If there’s not a cure, at least there’s a name. Going into a house with the air conditioner on will do it. Eating does it, especially spicy food. Stress increases it. I really hate it when my nose starts to run at the most inopportune moments, but it does. I always have to have a tissue with me just to dab at the corner of my nose.

Yup, it’s annoying. But at least it’s a named annoyance.

One shared thought about The nose knows

  1. Miss Giggles says:

    Check out this NPR story about the science behind why your nose runs when it is cold.


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