7 Reasons You Can't Get Rid Of That Runny Nose All Winter

For some of us, when fall rolls around, it's only a matter of time before the perpetual runny nose kicks in — whether or not we're actually sick. And no matter how many little packets of tissues we keep in our bags, it's annoying as hell. So why does this happen?

Turns out, there are a lot of reasons this might be happening, and not everyone's nose is running for the same reason.

"It’s very individualized," says Sherry Ross, MD, OB/GYN and Women's Health Expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. According to Dr. Ross, one person may be getting over a week-long virus, while another might be struggling with a mild recurring cold. And another may just have allergies (yes, you can still get those in winter).

Clearly, the answer to your runny nose problems isn't one-size-fits-all. Ahead, we've rounded up seven reasons your nose wont stop running in winter, and what to do about them.