why do you get a snuffy nose after eating spicy food

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why do you get a snuffy nose after eating spicy food

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You don’t.
Your airways are actually opened by spicy foods. You may experience watery eyes and with that comes post nasal drip which can cause you to have to blow your nose.

Never had that happen to me, normally I’ll get a runny nose and then it’ll eventually clear up soon after eating and blowing nose

You’ll have to define “snuffy” as most people will read as “stuffy” or blocked, whereas most eaters of spicy foods experience sinuses opening up and runny nose as a result of consuming capsaicin, which makes spicy foods spicy.