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I get a runny nose every time I exercise!


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Indoor, outdoors, day time, night time, summer and winter. When my heart rate gets back to normal...so does my nose. Why? and What can I do about it? It can be embarrassing sometimes!

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I have the same problem.  When your nose runs your body is trying to get rid of toxins.  When I eat spicy food or do any kind of activity like swimming or running my nose always runs.  It sucks and it is embarrassing but I dont think that it is a bad thing... just maybe keep some tissues on you lol!

Without exception, every time I go walking during the winter/late fall/early spring months I get a runny nose.  Always and consistently.  I also always get a runny nose eating spicy foods, including even mild things like pizza and stir fry, etc.

There's not much you can do about it.  If you put in nose plugs, the liquid will ooze out of your ears.  LOL!

It's not allergies, either.  I have never had allergies.  I do occasionally get sinus problems (headaches) from the liquid collecting in them -- but luckily Advil Sinus and Cold tablets come to my rescue.

This happens to me also, but I have noticed it is worse at the beginning of the exercise (I do judo), and when my body is moving around more than normal (certain throwing styles).  I have sinus problems occasionally where I feel dizzy and I can get headaches but my nose isn't runny (about twice a year).  My conclusion is that when I start vigorous exercise it is loosening everything up and emptying my sinuses that must be blocked up.  If you are out in public try exercising before you go and see if your nose stops running earlier than usual.

You know, my nose has always ran when I'm in the middle of exercising, but I never knew that it was because the body was getting rid of toxins. Interesting...Surprised

The toxins thing is really coming from your nose trying to clear out dust, germs, stuff that is irritating to the sinuses or the airway.

I get the same issue with exercise, no matter if I'm outside or inside, no matter what time of year. I always wondered what caused that, too. I just booger all over the place. Makes me feel like a wild woman.

Anyway, I have a hard time seeing it being a toxin-ridding thing when you exercise. Maybe because you are pulling in more air, your body tries to prevent drying out by secretions? Or maybe you are pulling in more "toxins" with your harder and faster breathing, and your body is trying to clear them out.

Oh well, at least I know I am not alone here. Same thing happens with me, as soon as my body warms up during exercise, I need to blow my nose.

I have had never heard of this happening to any one else. Mostly if I mention it to people they look at me like I am a freak or an idiot.

YAY! I am less un-normal than I thought!

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It is a good thing. Some people perspire from scalp and whole hair becomes wet and drips, for some nose starts dripping water, for some, eyes water. It is a good thing but one thing to remember is to have a small wash towel and keep wiping the water and sweat while exercising/walking. If you let it sink into head (for scalp sweat) you will get severe headache.

You will glow once the flushing is done !! so dont get embarassed.

For me, it's just my sinuses draining - I have ongoing sinus problems so this is normal for me.  I always bring a bunch of tissues - tuck a couple under my sports bra strap or wherever I can grab them easily. 

The whole toxin thing sounds a little iffy to me. 

Original Post by ljonelag:

It is a good thing. Some people perspire from scalp and whole hair becomes wet and drips, for some nose starts dripping water, for some, eyes water. It is a good thing but one thing to remember is to have a small wash towel and keep wiping the water and sweat while exercising/walking. If you let it sink into head (for scalp sweat) you will get severe headache.

You will glow once the flushing is done !! so dont get embarassed.

 huh????????????

yeah....sinking into your head? that makes no sense at all.

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Water /Sweat from scalp if you do not wipe it off leads to Sinus headaches.

That is what I meant by saying sinking into head Smile..

 

 

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Water /Sweat from scalp if you do not wipe it off leads to Sinus headaches.

That is what I meant by saying sinking into head Smile..

 

 

Original Post by ljonelag:

Water /Sweat from scalp if you do not wipe it off leads to Sinus headaches.

That is what I meant by saying sinking into head ..

 

 

 nonsense

"You will glow once the flushing is done !! so dont get embarassed."

I am going to try this on my walks during our summer days.

I always wondered why my nose ran while exercising. Now I see I'm not alone!!  Still don't understand why.

 

On wiping sweat off....If I wipe my lower back will it prevent back ache?  (couldn't resist) Tongue out

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