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I thought this would be nice to start ! 

What’s one of your worst/funniest/embarrassing  stories regarding rhinitis? 

I have a lot , but one of them is always in my mind because of how awful it was . 

I was a student in school and just got diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, we were having a test and I had some tissues with me . My nose was runny to the point where all of the tissues were literally melted lol . Every time I tried to answer , my nose would be like “surprise ! Now clean up “ 

This was so horrible and embarrassing  and I would end up cleaning it with my sleeves *blushing*.

Let’s share them! 

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    Hello there,  Can't say I have any funny stories about my allergic rhinitis....more miserable

    ones, where I can't breath, running or blocked nose and ETD etc, etc, etc.  Wish I could

    laugh about it.  However, there are people out there that are seriously suffering with serious

    illnesses. So should Laugh while we can with our trivial ailments, even though they are 

    miserable !!

    Nice to read something jovial, well done you.

    Anne

     

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    • Posted

      I hear ya ! 

      I have the whole package (allergies , nasal polyps , deviated septum) and it’s horrible , But sometimes when I remember some bad situations I might laugh at them now.

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      Allergies and polyps go hand in hand.  Had surgery twice to remove mine.

      They've remained shrunk with the current steroid nasule drops I'm using,

      so all good !!

      You take care and keep laughing

      Anne

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      I’m glad to hear this ! 

      My doctor refused to remove them because he believes they will come back again . He thinks that treating them with sprays and keeping the allergies under control is better . 

      But what gets me the most is the constant infections I get specially in the left side of my nose , throat and ear (my “bad” side ) .

      Best wishes to you ! 

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      They can grow so big, one gets so blocked up, it's very

      hard to breath.  He's right they do grow back, but you must

      use the correct and strong nasal spray/drops as possible.

      Depends on the country you are living in. I'm using Flixonse

      Nasule Drops, that are stronger than the sprays.  If you're

      unable to get them, maybe Betnesol drops....drops are 

      stronger than sprays.  I don't believe sprays are strong

      enough to shrink polyps.

      Ask for an alternative to what I advised has helped me.

      SPRAYS ARE USUALLY 50mcg

      DROPS  are                     400mcg (1mg/ml  

      Because of the strength I've regained my

      sense of smell and taste after years and years,

      it's wonderful.

      I now only have to use these drops approx

      every 4/5 days, or when my ears get blocked.

      They help to eradicate inflammation, the cause

      of loss of those senses.  They stop post nasal drip

      and they help with allergies too.

      Highly recommend !!

      My side that's worse is my left too.  Only go for 

      surgery as a last result, if you're able to get

      prescribed something that will shrink the

      polyps go for that first.....remember it will

      have to be a Fluticasone Propionate 

      Suspension Nasal Drops.

      Good luck

      Anne

      DROPS    "

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      Thanks for the suggestions, I’d bring it up with him on my next appointment.

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    My worst thing about having Rhinitis is going to the dentist! You know that your nose is going to be blocked and your only form of breathing is going to be invaded with dentist equipment. One dentist asked me to stop breathing on his mirror and breath through my nose. I wish I could! I have also lost my sense of smell. It does really come in handy when other people around you are moaning about someone's bad whiff, or the stinky drain. On the flip side, I do tend to get the bad jobs at home like picking up dog mess and emptying the bin. I have also started pretending that I can smell in perfume departments when the sales assistant asks me to smell her gorgeous perfume. Mmmmm I say, its lovely! Ha ha, can't smell a thing! I try and stay positive with my inflictions and keep taking my antihistamines and sprays. Maybe one day someone will come up with the answer or we can all move to Switzerland.

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      Hahaha ...I have a bad post nasal drip so I’m constantly swallowing, I even swallowed the local numbing gel lol , mind you I suffered from a numb throat for a whole day .

      Oh that sucks ! I haven’t really lost my smell , however , I might have reduced sense of smell . But I’m allergic to perfumes so I can somehow smell that from far away lol . 

      And I absolutely hate it when those perfume sellers spray their perfumes as soon as you’re close and try to shove their products in your face ! I always pass quickly by them with my hand covering my face . I guess they think I’m one crazy lady with bad attitude haha . 

      On a side note , how is Switzerland better for us ? I’m really curious to know lol.

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      That's funny about the perfume counter, as I was the same and would pretend

      to be able to smell.  Being without the smell and taste senses has been awful

      for me for over thirty years, up until recently....so wonderful getting rid of all

      the inflammation and having those senses back again.

      Anne

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