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Question about congestion

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:44 pm
by MustangMark83
I have an ENT doctor right now, but I suppose I am just looking for another opinion. My doctor wants me to have therapy, which would involved years worth of weekly injections, but I am wondering if there's another way.

So I've been tested for allergies because I am almost always congested. Mainly my right nasal passage. I can feel a lot of mucus moving around when I breathe, a lot of time it's constantly going down to the back of my throat and I'm swallowing it, gross I know. But when I try blowing my nose, it doesn't ever clear the mucus, because I'm stuffed up.

I tested on the "severe" level for mold, dust mites, roaches, weeds, grass, oak, etc. The only thing I wasn't allergic to is dogs and cats, which is good because I have always had animals.

I just wonder how severe my allergies could actually be, if I never sneeze, or have itchy/runny eyes, or break out into hives. The only thing I have is congestion.

I thought about just taking flonase nasal spray, or medication and not going thru with the therapy, but people say I might become immune to the medication after a few months, and I will be back to square one.

Does anyone have any additional advice besides having allergy therapy, or is that my only option to feel less congested?

Thank you!

Re: Question about congestion

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:51 pm
by grindwalter
you have to ask your doctor about the nasal spray, do you have any meds prescription?

Re: Question about congestion

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:51 pm
by Stephanie90
Nasal spray is an effective way to cure sneezing. It's from my personal opinion that I'm saying it is really effective. I was also highly allergic to dust and after I use nasal spray for 3 months, I feel a very good change in me. Use a nasal spray according to a doctors prescription and use it for atleast 3 months.

Re: Question about congestion

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:05 pm
by MissCandyGirl
A nasal spray is a great idea. I'd go with it.

Re: Question about congestion

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:55 am
by CharlieScott
You can look into nasal irrigation. My nasal bone is slightly deviated, because of which I often had a blocked nose that started affecting my sinuses. My condition would get worse in winters due to the cold winds. I had to start checking the weather on apps like climacell before I went out. But nasal irrigation helped me a lot. I was quite apprehensive about the entire thing and tried several ways. But I think neti pot suited me the best. I am not sure if your doctor would approve of it, but I think it is worth trying out. BTW the effects are not immediate. You will have to wait a couple of weeks before you start to see results.

Re: Question about congestion

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:20 pm
by Latrice Sang
My doctor prescribed a nasal spray before, maybe you could ask your doctor about it