I want my nose to stop running
July 27, 2014 3:40 PM Subscribe
My nose runs all the time, despite not having a cold. I don't think I am allergic to anything - I don't have the itching or sneezing that goes with allergies, and being around animals or flowers doesn't make it worse. I don't have any sinus issues. Also it's a year-round affair, though worse in winter. I'm tired of it! Can anyone offer any advice?
posted by beccyjoe to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
It is worse when I am cold and when I eat (spicy foods more so, but also any cooked hot foods). It mostly stops when I go to bed. Also I notice my mum is the same, she blows her nose often, but not my dad. My husband never blows his nose, I'm sort of jealous.
I think I may have "chronic non-allergic rhinitis", according to this
which is the most useful thing I can find on the web about my condition.
I am wondering, has anyone suffered from this, and have you found that anything helps? I find it gross that I am blowing my nose all day. It seems the main suggestion is nasal sprays, but are these effective and how often do you have to use them? Are there negative side effects? Do you get addicted to using them? I've never tried one. I'm curious about your experiences.
If anyone has any wisdom to offer on this matter I'll be most grateful. THanks.