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Can you be allergic to running? I always sneeze when I run.

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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not an allergy

This is a common reaction to exercise known as vasomotor rhinitis.
Some people get non-allergic runny nose due to overactive mucosal tissue in their nose. Common triggers include exercise, rapid temperature swings (e.g. Going from outdoors into an air conditioned room), or eating. Nasal antihistamine sprays can be helpful for some patients with this problem.

In brief: Not an allergy

This is a common reaction to exercise known as vasomotor rhinitis.
Some people get non-allergic runny nose due to overactive mucosal tissue in their nose. Common triggers include exercise, rapid temperature swings (e.g. Going from outdoors into an air conditioned room), or eating. Nasal antihistamine sprays can be helpful for some patients with this problem.
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Dr. Joram Seggev
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: May be

Sneezing is not necessarily allergy.
It can be the result of irritation, changes in temperature and also allergy. Rarely, one develops allergic reactions to exercise that are associated with eating a food that one is allergic to. People who can develop severe allergy-like reactions to running. If taking a preventive nasal spray, such as Nasalcrom (otc) helps you, fine. If not, see an allergist.

In brief: May be

Sneezing is not necessarily allergy.
It can be the result of irritation, changes in temperature and also allergy. Rarely, one develops allergic reactions to exercise that are associated with eating a food that one is allergic to. People who can develop severe allergy-like reactions to running. If taking a preventive nasal spray, such as Nasalcrom (otc) helps you, fine. If not, see an allergist.
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