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Asked by Lilliana Rogahn
Head, Ears, and Nose
Respiratory System
Winter

Why does cold weather cause runny noses?

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Paige Wiza
January 24, 2020 6:32PM

A couple different cold-weather factors contribute to there being just too much fluid for the nose to hold (gross, I know, but true).

First, because winter air tends to be very dry, the nose has to produce a lot of extra fluid to humidify it properly on its way to the lungs. Sometimes it makes so much that it runs right out the end of the nose.

What’s more, when that warm, moisturized air gets breathed back out into cold, dry surroundings, it condenses on the cold tip of the nose, adding even more fluid.

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vanoj panchalingam
February 08, 2020 5:40PM

it is cause the cold air in the oxegen will go through your mouth or nose

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Emmanuella Umoh
February 03, 2020 6:56AM
When we breathe in, our noses warm the air and add moisture to it as it travels down into our lungs. Cold, dry air irritates your nasal lining, and as a result, your nasal glands produce excess mucus to keep the lining moist.
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Kennedi Cicerella
January 29, 2020 12:05AM
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Tanya Sampson
January 29, 2020 12:39PM
kinda like pepper
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Cameron Browning
February 01, 2020 3:43AM
Not Cool Not Cool you hate getting sick me too try to stay safe
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Haneen Issa
February 09, 2020 8:44PM

because it just does

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cacee jay tv
February 01, 2020 3:52PM
because when our body is cold,theair is ussualy dry so this makes the noise very active to realise muisture
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Denise Zhao
January 28, 2020 11:45PM
because it to cold so your nose turn red
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B PRE
February 07, 2020 1:22AM

Cold weather is a frequent cause of runny noses. The chillier weather can make your nose dry, causing it to work harder to make sure air entering your lungs is warm and humid. The cold weather can dry out your mucous membranes and cause your nose to run.

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Hey Jingli
February 01, 2020 4:51AM
When we breathe in, our noses warm the air and add moisture to it as it travels down into our lungs. Cold, dry air irritates your nasal lining, and as a result, your nasal glands produce excess mucus to keep the lining moist. A runny nose is one of the most typical symptoms of the common cold.
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Zipporah Hart-Russell
February 10, 2020 6:59PM
because its really COLD
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Logan Jones-Gibson
February 03, 2020 10:18PM
cold weather modifies your nose to turn red, be cold/important answer is it makes your nose turn numb so you can't control your runny nose
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Michael Legarde
February 04, 2020 4:46PM

When we breathe in, our noses warm the air and add moisture to it as it travels down into our lungs. Cold, dry air irritates your nasal lining, and as a result, your nasal glands produce excess mucus to keep the lining moist. ... A runny nose is one of the most typical symptoms of the common cold.

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Jack Sukla
February 06, 2020 12:37PM

The mucus membrane that lines the nose cavity produces fluid and mucus. This fluid not only helps keep off allergens, pollens from entering into our system but it also helps warm up and humidify the air we breathe in during respiration for our lungs. Our lung tissue are very sensitive, so during winter the air is dry and cold so the membrane increases the fluid production to cope with this situation.

Reference : Care2Cure Physiotherapy Ottawa

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LILYGRACE KRUEGER
February 06, 2020 6:41PM

because of the way your body feels and how it works

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IAN HUMMEL - STUDENT
February 06, 2020 8:07PM

because your nose is sad it cat be warm

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Luke Zang
February 10, 2020 11:37PM
Cuz of joe mama
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Wiki User
February 06, 2020 9:44AM

cause its to hot

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Georgina Lamdin
January 31, 2020 4:14PM
hi
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YAENA RHEE
January 31, 2020 12:49AM
A couple of could weathers make you sick because there's a lot in cold weather. Cold weather makes you cold, and loose your body heat. You can get sick, and get a high fever. It shouldn't be good to have a cold weather, it causes runny noses because the body heat you had, is to keep good
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Brooklyn Wilkerson
January 29, 2020 5:06PM
Because it freezing the snot. So the result is that your nose runs
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THAM YANKEI
January 29, 2020 1:01PM
As the old joke goes, "If your nose runs, and your feet smell, you're built upside down!" Kidding aside, there are many reasons we get runny noses — technically known as rhinorrhea. When you have a cold or the flu, the mucous membranes that line the cavities in your nose produce a combination of mucus and fluid designed to fight off and wash away the germs. The nose also produces extra mucus after exposure to an allergen, whether it's pollen, animal dander, or something else. Crying hard can also cause excess liquid to drain from the duct in the inner corner of the eyelid into the nasal cavities and out through the nose.