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Do sniffles appear after eating certain foods?
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Spicy foods
Spicy foods and extremely savory foods can trigger the nose to run (gustatory rhinitis).
It is a typical response to the intense stimulation of the peppers/ spices. Runny nose when you smell foods is a bit different (vasomotor rhinitis).

In brief: Spicy foods
Spicy foods and extremely savory foods can trigger the nose to run (gustatory rhinitis).
It is a typical response to the intense stimulation of the peppers/ spices. Runny nose when you smell foods is a bit different (vasomotor rhinitis).
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Keep in mind...
Allergic rhinitis, asthma and GERD (reflux, heartburn) can cause chronic cough and even sniffles, so if treating it as allergic rhinitis doesn't help you might need to be evaluated or treated for one of the other two.
GERD can cause sniffles after foods that would trigger GERD usually, such as tomatoes and citrus.

In brief: Keep in mind...
Allergic rhinitis, asthma and GERD (reflux, heartburn) can cause chronic cough and even sniffles, so if treating it as allergic rhinitis doesn't help you might need to be evaluated or treated for one of the other two.
GERD can cause sniffles after foods that would trigger GERD usually, such as tomatoes and citrus.
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