Okay, so this weekend I have the joy of dealing with a minor cold - just a cough and a few sniffles. No big deal. However, the past couple of times I blew my nose I had a funny feeling in the corner of my left eye, and I felt some moisture there. So I just blew my nose again in front of the mirror, and I can now report that the feeling and the moisture were the result of stuff (tears/mucus?) bubbling back OUT of my tear ducts (both top and bottom). :eek:
Let me say that I did NOT blow excessively hard (no need to - I’m not that stuffed up), and I was able to reproduce the effect by blowing very gently through my left nostril only.
This is cool in a weird sort of way. I certainly understand the connection between the tear ducts in my eyes and my nasal passages, but things have always heeded the force of gravity before. I’m just curious because this is a brand new phenomenon for me, and it only happens with my left eye. Should I should be concerned, or have I simply gained a new party trick?