I have been suffering from this for about 2-3 years. I have all sorts of allergies, but before it wasn't a problem, I just had runny nose, itchy eyes, mainly seasonal. Now my nose is blocked most of the time, sometimes one nostril is better than the other. Night times it's worse.
Recently been overseas, only for 1 month, but my allergy completely gone, and my my nose was clear. As soon as we came back, all started again.
Last Oct. I had a surgery for middle turbinate reduction, it helped to some point as before the surgery my nose was 100 % blocked.
I'm wondering if you guys have been suffering from this and if you had that all the time or developed at certain age. Does it improve when you go away from that area?
I honestly can't figure out what could cause it, and why till 2 years ago I had no such symptom.
I hate the nasal sprays, I try to use the saline one only.
All the other are very harmful and cause more damage than good.
Having cured myself of this I am trying to write up every where so that other sufferers can be helped too as there is nothing worse than being totally unable to breathe through your nostrils. You cannot sleep and you feel so awful day and night. It is extremely debilitating.
I had suffered from perennial rhinitis all my life (am now 54) and a couple of nasal polyps, for which I took Nasonex. I also took Piriton tablets as I have allergies to dust and mould.
I lost the sense of smell for many years. I could not even smell strong smells like gas from cooker, smoke, bleach, fox urine or excrement. Nothing at all.
I tried nasal washes(irrigation) but nostrils were too blocked and it seemed to aggravate it and I was worried about it affecting my ears. I had tried apple cider vinegar, vick, marshmallow root, tea tree oil, holding nose and rocking backwards and forwards, steam. Everything I could see on internet.
I was getting so desperate that I was considering surgery. My doctor said that my turbinates were swollen. My MRI showed that I had extensive sinus disease.
The following were ideas I got from the internet as I spent hours desperately trying to find a cure.
These are the ones which I believe made the difference.
For three months I stopped eating bread, wheat, tea, coffee (no caffeine), fresh pineapple(it was ok to have cooked pineapple). This is the part which helped with the sense of smell I believe.
I also started to take my Nasonex in a different way. I would hang my head over bed so that the drops would go higher up into my head. I blitzed it a bit, doing three sniffs, two or three times a day. The main difference though, is putting your head right down, to let it gain access to parts the spray was not touching when you sit upright as it suggests. Once my. Nose was normal, I reduced the dose right down again.
I am now cured of two debilitating conditions. I have been cured for about one and a half years. I now breathe freely through both nostrils day and night. My turbinates have totally shrunk by themselves. I can now smell all smells. Grass. Flowers. Anything and everything.
Don't give up.