Many people suffer from a runny nose while eating. it’s annoying and embarrassing. Here’s the way to stop your nose from running.
If you get a profusely runny nose when eating, you are not alone. The runny nose or Gustatory Rhinorrhea, is annoying and embarrassing. The good news is that it’s not life threatening and there is help.
Gustatory Rhinorrhea could be a reaction to the temperature of the food, either hot or cold. Gustatory Rhinorrhea could be a runny nose reflex set into motion by the actions of chewing and swallowing. No one knows the exact cause of Gustatory Rhinorrhea, but there is help that will stop that runny nose and help you eat without an annoying, embarrassing runny nose.
The nasal spray, Atrovent, used before eating will stop the runny nose of Gustatory Rhinorrhea. So can antihistamines taken about an hour before you eat. Antihistamines do have different effects on people, some antihistamines cause drowsiness, so you might need to experiment with a few brands before finding an antihistamine that works for you.
Don’t use the nasal spray and take antihistamine pills at the same time, an don’t use either one all the time. Save the medication for social eating occasions when you don’t want to have a runny nose while eating.