why do we get runny nose when we sneeze?

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why do we get runny nose when we sneeze?
« on: 25/12/2008 06:02:13 »
especially when you're sick with common cold, you get runny nose whenever sneezed. why do nose run when we sneeze?

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why do we get runny nose when we sneeze?
« Reply #1 on: 25/12/2008 08:42:48 »
Your nose is sort of like a big washing machine. When something irritates the inside of it, it tries to wash it away. A few things that can cause your runny nose are a cold, allergies, or an infection. Sneezing is also a way of removing things that your body doesn't want.

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why do we get runny nose when we sneeze?
« Reply #2 on: 26/12/2008 01:11:43 »
but why do sneeze and runny nose go together? like particles come out from your nose right when you sneeze. why is that?

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« Reply #3 on: 26/12/2008 03:39:30 »
I'm not quite sure what you mean. When you sneeze, there is a huge rush of air outwards and it drags the particles out with it.

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« Reply #4 on: 26/12/2008 03:40:07 »
Get back to me if I haven't explained it very well.

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why do we get runny nose when we sneeze?
« Reply #5 on: 29/12/2008 01:10:36 »
so that huge rush of air come out from not only your mouth but also your nose?

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« Reply #6 on: 29/12/2008 02:18:26 »
Exactly