My husband has an almost constant mucus, snotty, drip hanging from his nose. It (this turns my stomach as I type it) it is at least 1/2 inch to an inch long, clear colored. It has been going on for over 5 years.
He is in good health for 66 years old. Sees a doctor more often than I do. But has never seen a doctor for this problem. Just regular check ups, on several meds for hypertension, his BP is in good control. He used to drink a lot but stopped a year ago?
He smokes a pipe (for 40 + years). I don't know why he doesn't feel this snot! Has pipe smoking deadened the sensation in his nares...tip of his nose?
I shudder to think of him out and about talking to neighbors, service people, with a string of snot hanging from his nose!
I hand him tissue.....but I, and he, get tired of that....and he sometimes gets annoyed ....."I know I need to blow my nose! I don't know why I get these allergies?" (If that is what it is???)
I don't know how to calmly tell him....."honey your nose turns my stomach.....TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!" That doesn't come out to well........"honey I'm worried about your allergies, runny nose.....maybe you should ask your doctor?"
I imagine....predict...he would give excuses why he wouldn't do that, or that the doctor wouldn't do anything.....or that medication to for allergies would raise his BP....or those pills for allergies never work for me...etc..
How do I give a nice sugar coated ultimatum that he has to do something about his nose!