Constantly running nose while cycling

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Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Patches » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:46 pm

Not sure if there's much I can do about it, but has anyone else had their nose starting to run like a tap after a few minutes of riding? Hot or cold doesn't seem to make a difference, and even when my nose is completely clear before I leave I inevitably end up with snot all over my face after a few minutes. Does anyone have any idea if nasal drops, antihistemines (though I don't have any allergies or hayever as far as I know) and so on would help? Thanks!
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Sydguy » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:54 pm

It's a sure sign your picking it too hard.

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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:22 pm

I get this problem too, but only really in cold weather.
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:23 pm

I've found horseradish and garlic tablets help stop the drip for me. Prolly no science behind it but it works for this sample of one.
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Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Redbull » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:23 pm

Snot rockets fix this problem ;)
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Marty Moose » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:28 pm

Are you wearing glasses ??

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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Patches » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:40 pm

No I'm not.
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:52 am

FWIW, I too am like ldrcycles - generally it's only in the cold, around 10c or less...
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby triangle » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:33 am

Yeah, me too. Every ride but much worse in cold weather. It is known as exercise induced rhinitis and is pretty common. There is a prescription nasal spray designed to deal with this (I know you can get it in the US but not sure about here) but I don't remember its name :-( I just tolerate it or blow my nose.
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:24 pm

When I rode a bike I used to use a balaclava that covered then nose during the colder times. That way after a few minutes the air was being drawn through a layer of warmed wool.
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby trailgumby » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:28 pm

Cold weather, I get the effect too. I use the farmer's hanky. Just need to make sure noone's too close :lol:

The horseradish and garlic tabs work a treat. We keep them on hand for treating cold and flu, along with echinacea and megadoses of Vitamin C. Reduces the severtiy and length of the cold from 10 days to 3. Not having to use anything with pseudoephedrine to keep the monster snot rockets at bay also means I can sleep instead of being kept wide awake feeling like atwitchy critter tossing and turning all night.

Works far better than the lame pseudoephedrine substitutes they're putting on the market to beat the methamphetamine labs. Those new "substitutes" do nothing for me whatsoever.
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Re: Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Marty Moose » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:32 pm

Patches wrote:No I'm not.

Try some it helps me

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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:36 pm

trailgumby wrote:The horseradish and garlic tabs work a treat. We keep them on hand for treating cold and flu, along with echinacea and megadoses of Vitamin C.

Can you get all that in a single tab?
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:43 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
trailgumby wrote:The horseradish and garlic tabs work a treat. We keep them on hand for treating cold and flu, along with echinacea and megadoses of Vitamin C.

Can you get all that in a single tab?


Probably, i know you can get comdined garlic&horseradish and Vit C.
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby rkelsen » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:01 pm

Redbull wrote:Snot rockets fix this problem ;)

... but they aren't any fun for the guy behind you. :( Please be considerate. Check behind you before giving the salute.
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby trailgumby » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:08 pm

It would be the size of a large marble if it was in one tablet. :lol:

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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:13 pm

Thanks Gumby, thought so. Ah well. three bottles for brekky then...

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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby sogood » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:50 pm

Good sign!

1) You are alive with warm blood.
2) Your nasal passage is warm and humid, doing its job well.
3) You are a nasal breather.

It's a natural outcome with cold air. The condensation of moisture in the air accumulates and drips out... That's all. :mrgreen:
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby BoardRider » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:39 pm

Patches wrote:Not sure if there's much I can do about it, but has anyone else had their nose starting to run like a tap after a few minutes of riding? Hot or cold doesn't seem to make a difference, and even when my nose is completely clear before I leave I inevitably end up with snot all over my face after a few minutes. Does anyone have any idea if nasal drops, antihistemines (though I don't have any allergies or hayever as far as I know) and so on would help? Thanks!


Similar problem but my problem is hay fever hot or cold,I use rhinocort nasal spray over counter at chemist when things start getting drippy.
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Ross » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:07 pm

I have the same problem with runny nose, especially in the cooler weather. I regualrly take horseradish and garlic as well as echinacea and Multi Vitamin tabs but they don't seem to help (not that I take them for this purpose, just fro general health and wellbeing).
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby LG » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:46 pm

Are we looking for an answer here to a natural human reaction to cold weather? Noses run when it's cold. I've been in the sub-Antarctic for the last 3 months and yes my nose runs down here too... non stop. It's actually a pretty good indicator of how cold it is, when it freezes on your moustache, the temp & wind chill means its rather chilly :wink:
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:07 pm

So what do you guys ride down there? A Surly Moonlander? :D

At least the peak hour traffic is pretty minimal on the ride to work. ;)
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby ray » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:21 pm

Very annoying - I always make sure I have tissues in on of my jersey pockets. I suffer from hayfever and allergies. Might try the horseradish/garlic tablets again haven't taken them in years but back then I wasn't in to cycling.
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby LG » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:06 pm

trailgumby wrote:So what do you guys ride down there? A Surly Moonlander? :D

At least the peak hour traffic is pretty minimal on the ride to work. ;)


Sadly no bikes down here, but an exercise bike in the gym. Haven't used it though, pretty much all my work is field based with lots of walking. Thus much experience in 2 deg temps, drizzle, 30kn winds and a bloody nose that won't stop dripping like a tap.
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Re: Constantly running nose while cycling

Postby Marty Moose » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:24 pm

Patches wrote:No I'm not.


Try some I find in all weather worse when its cold that not wearing glasses irritates my eyes which causes my nose to run more.

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