Blocked nose

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I have been suffering with a blocked nose for around 3 weeks. I've tried beconase that wasn't much use. I'm using sudafed blocked nose relief at the moment but you're not supposed to use it for longer than 7 days as it can make the problem worse apparently. Which is a shame because it does clear my nose for a while. I had an operation on my nose for this problem about 5 years ago but to be honest i think it worsened the problem. I can't always blow anything down my nose but the mucous is always there running down the back of my throat. I try to cough it up and spit it out when it's convenient. I have no taste or smell. Sometimes one nostril will just run as though it's trying to clear, but doesn't clear. I have to breathe through my mouth all the time and my mouth and lips are so dry. My ears crackle and pop and also feel blocked. I have no faith in my doctors anymore they just try to fob you off with some nasal spray ( beconase ) which doesn't help at all and gives me a sore throat. If any has or has had similar problems could you reply and let me know if you found a cure please. Thanks. 😊

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    It can be allergies, sinus infection, etc. I would suggest posting it in a different forum than the abdominal disorder one.

    If in doubt, call you physician.

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    I forgot to mention that while my nose is so blocked up i am also getting short of breath
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    Hi maureen09477

    I have the same thing it's calped post-nasal drip. I use a sinus wash treatment NeilMed Sinus Rinse. Its a saline wash which does clear it for a while but not permenantly you have to use the wash when needed...I know what your going through it's an absolute nightmare!..but the rinse will help it comes with an instruction leaflet and you can get it online from well known online sellers.....

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    You must take proper medicines and try to take steam regularly in the nights. 
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      Hi Robiin. Could you tell me what medicines you would recommend please. I use a steam inhaler during the day and before bed. Sometimes i put menthol crystals in. It only gives short term relief. Do you mean i should do this throughout the night also?
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    Hi

    Nasal congestion can be caused by Polyps, tumour, or thyroid problems, hormonal problems or stress. If it lasts longer than a week it may be acute sinusitis. I had bother myself for about 6 months, it was driving me mad, had similar symptoms to you, it cleared up on it it’s own eventually, after using steam inhalations of eucalyptus. Drinking raw organic unfiltered cider vinegar with 1 teaspoon  of Manuka honey in warm water for a few days normally does the trick. 

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