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Why do I have so runny nose after I eat spicy foods?

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Dr. Robert Ramirez
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Reflex

This is a sort of nerve reflex, not a food allergy as some think.
Capsaicin trigger a signal that then leads to increased secretions... Saliva, mucus, etc. It is a form of non-allergic rhinitis (gustatory rhinorrhea is the fancy term).

In brief: Reflex

This is a sort of nerve reflex, not a food allergy as some think.
Capsaicin trigger a signal that then leads to increased secretions... Saliva, mucus, etc. It is a form of non-allergic rhinitis (gustatory rhinorrhea is the fancy term).
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