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Nostrils are constricting for over a decade

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  • Posted By: thared33
  • June 30, 2010
  • 03:14 AM

This has been a major problem for a long time. It's crippled me to the point that I'm not able to work a regular job any longer, I work from home. Every time I go to the doctor, they just tell me it's allergies and hand me a new bottle of pills to try. No medication has really helped.

I've had a sinus CT scan and the doctor just briefly said 'it looks good' and prescribed some allergy medication... so I'm all out of ideas. Can allergies really be so bad that they never let up and your nostrils are basically always constricted?

One of the very few times in the last decade that I remember being able to breathe normally is when I got a shot to clear up my nasal constriction in the emergency room. Now I'm not positive, because it COULD have been just by utter chance that my nostrils cleared up right after getting a shot, but maybe the shot did help.


Is there any kind of procedure or medication or anything that I can do to help with this? I feel like I'm nearly passing out on a daily basis and no amount of Afrin helps.

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  • This has been a major problem for a long time. It's crippled me to the point that I'm not able to work a regular job any longer, I work from home. Every time I go to the doctor, they just tell me it's allergies and hand me a new bottle of pills to try. No medication has really helped.I've had a sinus CT scan and the doctor just briefly said 'it looks good' and prescribed some allergy medication... so I'm all out of ideas. Can allergies really be so bad that they never let up and your nostrils are basically always constricted?One of the very few times in the last decade that I remember being able to breathe normally is when I got a shot to clear up my nasal constriction in the emergency room. Now I'm not positive, because it COULD have been just by utter chance that my nostrils cleared up right after getting a shot, but maybe the shot did help.Is there any kind of procedure or medication or anything that I can do to help with this? I feel like I'm nearly passing out on a daily basis and no amount of Afrin helps.I have the same problem!! You mentioned Afrin...if you have used this a lot in the past, there is your answer. Afrin is addictive and once your body doesn't have it after using it for an extended period of time, you will stay congested.I love Afrin but haven't used it in years for that reason.
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