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It's on the tip of my

Wrigley's gum, and only Wrigley's gum, makes my nose itch. Why? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Mar 23, 2012 - 3 answers

WTF, nose?

YANMD. What's up with this runny nose in the mornings? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Chronical clogged nose is preventing a good sleep at night. Any advice?

Chronical clogged nose is preventing proper breathing at night. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Matrod on Jun 10, 2010 - 17 answers

Why is nose partially blocked in some cities but not others?

Why is my nose blocked outside in LA and New York but not in Pittsburgh or Boston? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jul 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Why does running up stairs clean my sinuses?

When I have a stuffy nose from allergies or a cold, jogging up a flight of stairs momentarily reduces the swelling of the nasal passage. Ascending at a walk does not have this effect. Why? Is it the change in air pressure? The bounciness of my gait?
posted by Scoo on Oct 10, 2004 - 7 answers

The way I blow my nose attracts unwanted attention.

Dear AskMetafilter: In the fall, I have allergies, and several times a day I need to blow my nose. I try very hard to be discrete and do this in locations away from other people, but sometimes I cannot entirely escape the presence of others (in public restrooms, for example). Inevitably, when someone (stranger, acquaintance, coworker, even friend) overhears me blowing my nose, they feel compelled to make some comment about either the loudness or the tone of the action. (For instance, today in the ladies room a random coworker (whose name I don't know) said (over the stall) "you know, I used to have a motorcycle that sounded just like that"). I feel this behavior is rude, and I'm often embarrassed by the comments that people make. Up until now, I've just apologized for blowing my nose, but does anyone have suggestions as to a better way to respond to these comments? Why do people say these things? And (bonus question) can anyone suggest a way that I can blow my nose just as ... er ... completely as I do now without making such a loud noise?
posted by anastasiav on Sep 1, 2004 - 18 answers

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