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    runny nose while eating
    larrygw posted:
    my wife gets a runny nose every time she eats a meal. It doesn't matter whether it is hot, cold, spicy, or anything else. her nose runs. is it called gustatory rhinorrhea??? is there a cure?? PLEASE.
    Aqua14 responded:
    Yes, it's possible that is gustatory rhinitis (or gustatory rhinorrhea). I have not read about a cure. But there is one medication that could probably help a lot: it's a nasal spray called Atrovent (generic: ipratropium bromide). Atrovent nasal spray's only function is to dry up a runny nose, and a dose lasts 4 hours. Your wife might find it very useful. I use it before skiing in the cold, and it works quite well with no side effects for me.

    Your wife should get this checked out by a doctor, if she hasn't already, because it could be something else such as acid reflux, which could cause a runny nose if the stomach acid refluxes way up to the back of the nose and throat. There would be other reflux medications to help with that.

    Hope this info helps you. Take care & good luck. Judy
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