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    Old 06-03-2008, 09:33 AM   #1
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    Clogged right nostril?

    Hello all,

    I have a had a clogged right nostril for about a week and a half now. I believe my nose clog started a few days after I blew my nose too hard and it started to bleed. I find it odd that throughout the day, it will get better (almost back to normal) and then back to full/partial clogged within minutes and it cycles like this several times a day. It seems that right before bed, it clogs up the worst. Sometimes my left nostril will get clogged (maybe once or twice) and never as bad as the right one.

    When I say clogged, I mean no air can get in even though there is no mucus or debris. The past week or so, I've used Affrin and saline sprays. Per the instructions of the Affrin, I've avoided using it on 3 consecutive days but when it gets really bad, I'm forced to use it.

    I don't know if this is allergies, a weird cold (I don't feel sick) or something more serious.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Old 06-07-2008, 10:51 AM   #2
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    Re: Clogged right nostril?

    Are you sure you don't have nasal polyps? You can get these without much sinus pain. Shine a torch in your nose and see there is a gray shiny blockage.
    This can only be removed by surgery.

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    Re: Clogged right nostril?

    If it gets better off and on throughout the day it's very unlikely that it's polyps. Polyps typically cause a blockage that doesn't change much throughout the day (because they're actually physically blocking the openings).

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    Depends on which way the polyps lie. Sometimes I can breath through both nostrals and sometimes neather.

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    Re: Clogged right nostril?

    Have you tried irrigation? either with a neti pot or sinurinse bottle?

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