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I have had broncheactesis for 14 years now and manage quite well with doing exercises to clear the gunk.  This year I now have to blow my nose quite often. At first I thought it was due to the hot weather we have had in London as it was so humid   However the weather is no longer hot and I continue with the nose blowing.  Does anyone  else suffer with this or is it a progression of broncheactesis?  

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    Yep i have the same problem .

    My specialist has put me on a nose spray called Dymista. He thinks the nasal problems are to do with the bx

    and hopes by controlling one will help the other.

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    I don't know about a progression but sinus trouble and rhinitis (allergic runny nose) definitely go hand in hand with bronchiectasis. I have had Bx since babyhood and had sinus problems at the same time. I was under respiratory and ear nose and throat departments at the Children's Hospital. I have met other sufferers who agree with me that the sinus trouble is more of a nuisance than the bronchiectasis!

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    I used to have PND quite bad and was put on dymista nasal spray it's not so bad now, but because I have allergies against perfumes etc it's true that it can be more irritating than having BX, but all the problems I have tied in with it.

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    I've had lifelong (67 years) bronchiectasis and always suffered sinus problems.  I had a sinus wash followed by sinus op when I was 17, before a lower lobectomy.  Can't say it helped much, but had another wash/op in my 40s.  Still struggling with it though.  It used to collect at the back of my throat when sleeping and dry into a crusty piece which made me gag.  Since training myself to become a nose breather the crusty bits aren't as bad but the pnd continues.  

    My neti pot certainly helps clear out the tubes (it's surprising how much comes out) so I can breathe better, but I can't go anywhere without a supply of tissues.

    Bronchiectasis/sinusitis has been the bane of my life!

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