Now that it's gotten freezing (I live in Tokyo) my nose has starting running uncontrollably when I cycle to work. I carry a pack of tissues but it gets to the point where I have to breathe through my mouth, which both dries it out and doesn't seem to oxygenate so well. And, obviously, it's annoying. I don't think it's an allergy to anything as it only happens in the cold and occurred even when I did an elimination diet (I sometimes think people here put too much emphasis on allergies when there are other reasons).
Does anyone know what causes your nose to run in the cold? And does anyone have any clever solutions to stop it?
asked bysophie_1 (1317)
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on December 22, 2011
at 03:07 AM
Your nose runs because it's trying to warm up the air you breath by dilating the blood vessels in your nose. This also causes an increase of mucus production. You could try wearing a scarf or balaclava to try to keep the air in front of your nose warm.