I haven't been on this board in over a year. Just a little history. I had bone spurs on the septum removed and my turbinates trimmed a little over a year ago. I have non-allergic rhinitis. That means they don't know what I am allergic to except the inside of my own nose maybe
I had horrible allergy symptoms for over 7 years, sneezing, and RUNNY nose. My nose would bleed on the outside because I would have to blow it so much. I never felt congested just felt like a water faucet that had been left on. I took every antihistamine known plus steroids for really bad days. They helped for several years and then got to the point where they weren't doing the job. I had to leave work some days because my nose would just pour clear liquid like a faucet. NO ONE wonted to touch anything I had my hands on. Couldn't blame them either
I never had a sinus infection during those years, either. It took about a week to fully recover from surgery. I hated using using the syringe to with the saline rinse but I was faithful to the ENT instructuions. For over a year I felt like I was a new person. I think the turbinates are swollen again and I am debating whether to go back to the ENT. I might wait till they start waking me up at night again. To me the surgrey was worth for just this one year of relief. If you have any more questions let me know. I am sorry this is so long.