Quote from coffin_along:I am having the same problem with the phlegm. I am off dairy now so it isn't that and I have tried a nasal spray that the chemist recommended but it didn't work..
Anyone else have any suggestions?
Do you regularly take an antihistamine? Have you made any changes since you started having this problem like moving/working somewhere new?
I only have this problem regularly during allergy season when i don't take my antihistamine (whether it be a little benadryl, claritin, allegra). I have mild allergies so they would drain and clear depending on the pollen/mold severity. Actually i once linked excess allergy problems to my job....i would be clear all night and they would drain and then when i went to work they would start to clog up again. It was so mild I only noticed the pattern during my peak problem times (spring & fall) By 5:30pm i was desperate for any allergy medication.
Upon taking the said medication my sinuses would quickly drain themselves without the need for a Decongestant - unless I waited too long and let it go for a couple days...As my good doctor continually points out continual use of a prescription antihistamine would resolve this but i prefer to go it naturally as long as possible.
Perhaps there is something in your environment that you are mildly allergic to?
If so taking nasal sprays and decongestants won't resolve your problem since as soon as you clear you will clog.