> Does anyone know why you always have a runny nose during and after a
> physical workout, like say, unicycling?
According to an article that was published in the 21 December 2002 issue
of New Scientist (I’d post the link, but you need to be a subscriber to
access the archives), no-one really knows. But according to the
following 2 paragraphs it’s easily preventable:
And that turns out to be enough to point the way to treatments that stop
and even prevent a runny nose. “Believe it or not, we can prescribe a
drug for it,” says allergist Clifford Bassett from the New York
University School of Medicine. Called ipratropium bromide, it is an
inhibitor of acetylcholine. Two squirts of the solution in each nostril
45 minutes before skiing or eating spicy food and the problem is taken
For patients who take it for the first time, Bassett says, it’s a
revelation. “They say ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe I’ve let my nose run
for 10 years and didn’t do anything about it!’” Most people go through
life unaware how easy it is to fix the problem.
> i could understand the snivelling if the drips were coming out your
> -other- end.
Anyone remember Olestra? It was a fat substitute that was predicted as
the next big food fad a few years ago. I’m not sure, but I believe it
made it into some food products in the US. This was apparently one of
the side effects.