NOTICE: Before anyone thinks this is a medical question: I contacted my doctor about how to deal with such a persistent runny nose, and they said there wasn't much they could do about it, so Mods please don't close this thread. Until my trip to America, my perennial rhinitis (all-year-round hayfever-type runny nose) was well under control, and even disappeared for a short while earlier this year. But it came back with a vengeance when I was on the plane to New York, and even some evenings when I was in America and even on the plane and coach back home. The thing is, I have had a means of containing it when it does happen so I don't end up always sniffling or blowing my nose (which must be a nuisance to fellow travellers: I plug up my nostrils with some tissue paper The thing is, I figured I would look pretty silly in public doing this, and so refrained from doing so... until my trip back home last week. Yes, I plugged up my nostrils with tissue paper in full view of the other passengers on the plane. Not many of them seemed to pay attention, but it was a bit embarrassing - but what's more embarrassing, that or continuously sniffling (which doesn't do a damn thing) or blowing my nose (which can be even more revolting if there's a burbling sound involved)? This wouldn't normally be an issue but since the paper tissues I got from America were so hopeless and quickly fragmented under more than a few uses, I had no choice. I could try Paracetamol or something (Oh, guess what? The Americans have NEVER heard of it) but there's always mention of these medications unblocking catarrh from noses, but nothing about stopping runny noses. What other options do I have?