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Triggers of Runny Nose

While most runny noses are due to allergies, colds, or other upper respiratory infections, the following factors may also trigger a runny nose:

1. Hot or spicy foods
2. Side effects from drugs such as beta-blockers (used for high blood pressure and heart disease)
3. Head injury
4. Foreign body stuck in nostril
5. Cold temperatures
6. Low ambient humidity
7. Structural abnormalities, such as a deviated septum
8. Pregnancy or hormonal changes
9. Environmental irritants — tobacco smoke or smog
10. Allergens, including dust mites, pollen, and animal dander  Other possible causes include:

11. Nasal polyps or tumors
12. Measles
13. Diphtheria (a bacterial throat infection)
14. Rubella (also called German measles)
15. Vasomotor rhinitis (a rare nasal abnormality)
16. Wegener’s granulomatosis (a rare condition affecting multiple organ systems)
17. Rhinoscleroma (a rare degenerative condition)



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