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Does anyone have a problem with a runny nose when out of breath?

Good Morning. My first question for the community.

Is there a relation between runny nose and shortness of breath with COPD?



Whenever I get out of breath from doing small chores around the house my nose runs constantly. The only way I can get it to stop is to stop and rest. It runs so bad I can't use my oxygen concentrator because of constant running down the cannula. I can't take antihistamines because it makes it to where I can't urinate. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem. Thank you.

  1. Mike71, I have the same thing. I get busy doing things thin I feel it. I have to stop and blow my nose. This is nasty sometimes I see just a long thing hanging down from my nose and last half hour or so until I calm down. Comes on fast and goes away when it wants. I don’t know why it does it. And have no answer for it.

    1. ken2737 I have the exact same thing and guess we have to live with it Mike71.

    2. Hi again, ken2737, and thanks for joining in the conversation here. We appreciate your input.
      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  2. Mine does too but have noticed it is usually when I rush things! Working so very hard to slow myself down!

    1. Hi Beverly and thanks for joining in this conversation. If you find that slowing yourself down helps with the runny nose, that is quite the discovery for yourself. Keep up the good work!
      Leon (site moderator)

  3. Hi again, Mike, and thanks for your response. I was able to do a simple search on our COPD.net website and came up with these publications by community members on the topic of runny noses: https://copd.net/?s=runny+nose. Perhaps this is what you were looking for. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

    1. Hi again, Mike71. I also found several posts (from community members) about this very same topic - runny noses. I thought you also might look at these articles: https://copd.net/?s=runny+nose. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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