Dear Dr Nina: My daughter seems to have a permanent sniffle
Nina ByrnesMy adult daughter has a more or less permanent sniffle, which seems to have come on in her teens. Her nose is always running and she has to have a box of tissues beside her bed at all times as she will wake during the night to clear her airwaves. She does suffer from seasonal allergies - hay fever - which make the sniffle worse, but it is there in all seasons. I can't think of a time when she hasn't had it, at least not since she was a young child. She refuses to consider taking any action about this, saying she is used to it and it doesn't bother her much. Could there be some structural problem causing this?