Why Do We Get A Runny Nose In The Cold?

1 October 2019, 15:00

It's all good - dealing with the cold
It's all good - dealing with the cold. Picture: PA

However hard we try, cold weather always leads to a runny nose. But what causes it?

Mystery Hour Question

Why do we get a runny nose in cold weather?

Eddly, Belsize Park


** Definitive **

Name: Amy, Dulwich


Answer: When you’re cold, your body temperature rises to compensate, and that liquefies it.