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Recurring nasal problem

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 12, 2007
  • 09:58 PM

I have a bunch of nasal symptoms. For me it is hard to see a doctor because I work in a foreign country, and don't speak the language well enough.

The key symptoms are nasal blockage, water-clear discharge, and a usually white or amber-colored slimy discharge. Unlike pollen allergy, it is better in the summer and worse at winter. Cold air seems to be a trigger for the water-clear discharge, which is very rarely combined with sneezing. The discharge is not irritating. No eye symptoms either.

Sometimes the air "hurts" inside, as if it were extremely cold or acidic, but only when sucking air through that norstil. Otherwise I can't feel it. This also occurs when no discharge is present. Apart from this, I have absolutely no pain in or near my nose.

The blockage is interesting: when I get up at morning, the nose is unblocked, usually partially, but sometimes completely. The reverse of this is also true for a lesser extent.

Both sides are affected. Sometimes both norstils are blocked by the swollen mucous membrane for days, but from time to time all the symptoms disappear, even for a week. At other times one norstil is blocked, while the other is OK.

My septum seems to be slightly bent, the left side of my nose is a bit narrower. However, when my symptoms disapperar, the left side is also fully functional, when I watch for it, I can just barely notice a reduced air flow.

What problem can this be?
Thanks for any advice!

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  • I have a bunch of nasal symptoms. For me it is hard to see a doctor because I work in a foreign country, and don't speak the language well enough.The key symptoms are nasal blockage, water-clear discharge, and a usually white or amber-colored slimy discharge. Unlike pollen allergy, it is better in the summer and worse at winter. Cold air seems to be a trigger for the water-clear discharge, which is very rarely combined with sneezing. The discharge is not irritating. No eye symptoms either.Sometimes the air "hurts" inside, as if it were extremely cold or acidic, but only when sucking air through that norstil. Otherwise I can't feel it. This also occurs when no discharge is present. Apart from this, I have absolutely no pain in or near my nose.The blockage is interesting: when I get up at morning, the nose is unblocked, usually partially, but sometimes completely. The reverse of this is also true for a lesser extent.Both sides are affected. Sometimes both norstils are blocked by the swollen mucous membrane for days, but from time to time all the symptoms disappear, even for a week. At other times one norstil is blocked, while the other is OK.My septum seems to be slightly bent, the left side of my nose is a bit narrower. However, when my symptoms disapperar, the left side is also fully functional, when I watch for it, I can just barely notice a reduced air flow.What problem can this be?Thanks for any advice!You probably have polyps in your nose because I had the same symptoms as you did. I just had nasal surgery done and it has helped a little, but my allergies are still bothering me bad. I hope you can find relief because I know how frustrating it is.
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  • Thanks for the advice.What are you allergic to?
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