Not all sobbing is equal (per AARP). Did you know that there are three different types of tears; and sometimes, depending on the situation, your eyes may sting too? We have basal tears, which are those that coat our eyes all day to keep them safe from germs and dirt; reflex tears, which are those that occur when you’re chopping an onion or you walk into a room full of smoke; and emotional tears, the sort that escape us when we’re watching something sappy on Netflix. Reflex tears have antibodies in them, per Healthline, and this is probably why your eyes sting if you ever have a case of reflex crying.
But, stinging sensations aside, this isn’t the only way crying can influence how your nose feels. Remember the clogged nose we talked about earlier? This also has to do with how your nose and tear ducts are connected.