I hate being in a grocery store or anywhere at all watching people with runny noses wiping their snot onto tissues, their sleeves, their kids! Disgusting! But everybody gets a runny nose once in awhile ….. even me!
What causes this embarrassing and uncomfortable condition?
Could be all kinds of things but before we get into it all please read my medical disclaimer and help me to keep from being sued —- ( MEDICAL DISCLAIMER)
There now, I feel safe enough to continue:
You can see some of the causes of runny noses on the following website —– ( Mayo Clinic. Org)
In addition to what you just read in the link, I am sure that if you French Kiss a dog or something you can end up with a runny nose — or worse.
Here are some of the commonly suggested ways to stop a runny nose but like I said in my disclaimer, you need to consult with your own doctor before you try any of this stuff for yourself:
They say we should drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest, breathe in some steamy air, use a humidifier, try some saline nasal spray (If your physician approves) and take the proper over-the-counter medications (If your physician is consulted beforehand and if he or she approves.)
So what are some of the things that can cause a runny nose?
I should imagine that if you get into an argument with somebody about something and they punch you in the nose, you might end up with a runny nose.
I know that viral infections and common colds can cause them and I know that dipping your finger into powdered cayenne pepper and sticking the finger up your nose can cause one.
I am not sure that rubbing salt up your rectum can cause a runny nose because I have never tried it and I have never read anything about it.
I do not know the side effects of having a runny nose and I have never heard of anybody blowing their nose off their face but I do know that the more you blow the damned thing the more tender it becomes and that is probably the reason some genius invented the lotion-soaked tissue in the little green boxes.
I know that things that can cause runny noses lurk almost everywhere — on door knobs, kitchen and bathroom faucets and flush levers, grocery cart handles, other people’s hands when being shook, other people’s “Cloud” as they walk through confined store aisles coughing, wheezing and sneezing — even on produce they handle in the grocery store, canned goods that other people may have handled while having colds or the flu, anything that comes in a package that some sick inconsiderate fool might have manhandled before you come along and innocently pick it up.
When I am out and about during the cold and flu season I always make sure to wear a surgical mask as personal protection and I never touch a doorknob at a public restroom or any other surface in such places without wearing disposable gloves or without first wiping every surface I intend to touch with hand sanitizer.
I definitely avoid going anywhere near a sneezing, coughing, wheezing kid. If I see a kid showing any signs of being infected with something he or she can spread to me, I keep my distance — as far as practically possible — even to the extent of leaving the building or the enclosed space entirely — Brats are notorious spreaders of germs and I don’t think any of them have the least modicum of concern about whether they spread their germs to other people or not.