Re: Swollen Nasal glands- Can't breathe!!
It sounds like they're pretty swollen but, before you get too concerned, keep in mind that they're supposed to partially protect the openings from your nostrils into your sinuses. Air passing through the nose is filtered, warmed and humidified by passing over the surface of the turbinates. Your nose is not supposed to be completely wide open, if it were cold air, dry air and polluted air would wreak havoc on your sinuses.
Turbinates can get swollen - often due to irritation, allergies, etc. - but there are a couple of things you can do about it.
Using a steroid nasal spray (Rhinocort AQ, Omnaris, Flonase) may help shink them down to normal size. You'll need a prescription for the spray but they're usually pretty effective. I'd also recommend that you try saline irrigation using a SinusRinse bottle (available without a prescription at any major drug store) - just follow the directions on the package using the pre-mixed packets that come with it. It's a weird sensation at first but irrigation can really help soothe swollen tissues in your nose.
Beyond that, you might consider allergy testing if you haven't been tested before. Allergies are the most likely culprit in causing turbinates to get overly swollen.