Nose Problem -- Never Can Breathe Through One Nostril
I have a problem that I'm unsure of. Basically, ever since I can remember, I can't breathe through one of my nostrils. One minute it may be the left nostril, or next next it may be the right nostril. It will change, but no matter what; it will always switch out.
When the left nostirl is open, the right nostril is blocked
When the right nostirl is open, the left nostril is blocked
Now, BOTH nostrils will open up if I'm doing some kind of workout, or walking briskly, jogging, etc.
I'm a 25 year old male and this causes some problems for me. I am forced to breathe through my mouth and I know how dangerous that can be for your health. When I sleep, my mouth is open to breath, so I end up snoring and it is causing my girlfriend to get bad sleep (she is a very light sleeper).
I plan to get one of those chin straps that keep your jaw shut in your sleep to preven the mouth opening to stop snorng, but I'm afraid that I won't get enough air in the night as I'm sleeping with just one nostril.
I don't think this is a deviated septum since the nostirls change, right? Any insight on this is appreciated!
Last edited by bjack; 04-12-2012 at 04:38 PM.