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What causes runny nose while eating?

I often get a runny nose while I am eating, regardless of what the item is or whether it is spicy or not. I have a friend who coughs much the same way after she eats. I have done a little research and all that I see mentioned is an egg allergy. I was just wondering if there might be another reason. (Psychosomatic, etc)
Wed, 27 Aug 2014
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Hello,

Thank you for asking at HCM.

I went through your history and would like to make following suggestions to you:

1. Yes, as it can be a symptoms of egg or any other food allergy.

Common foods causing allergies are milk, peanut, egg, fish, shell fish, soy, tree nuts and wheat.

If you observe any correlation with specific food and your symptoms, I would suggest you allergy testing for that particular food.

2. Any hot, spicy food can also cause direct running nose without having allergy.

3. In reply to your last query, yes, if you are undergoing stress and your symptoms are aggravated by stress, psychosomatic is a possibility. Even allergies can be aggravated by mental stress.

4. Were I treating you, I would suggest you cetirizine or levocetirizine for symptom relief.

Hope above suggestions and information will be helpful to you.

Should you have any further query, please feel free to ask at HCM.

Wish you the best of the health.

Thank you & Regards.
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What causes runny nose while eating?

Hello, Thank you for asking at HCM. I went through your history and would like to make following suggestions to you: 1. Yes, as it can be a symptoms of egg or any other food allergy. Common foods causing allergies are milk, peanut, egg, fish, shell fish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. If you observe any correlation with specific food and your symptoms, I would suggest you allergy testing for that particular food. 2. Any hot, spicy food can also cause direct running nose without having allergy. 3. In reply to your last query, yes, if you are undergoing stress and your symptoms are aggravated by stress, psychosomatic is a possibility. Even allergies can be aggravated by mental stress. 4. Were I treating you, I would suggest you cetirizine or levocetirizine for symptom relief. Hope above suggestions and information will be helpful to you. Should you have any further query, please feel free to ask at HCM. Wish you the best of the health. Thank you & Regards.