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Are you, or did you ever want to become, a doctor ?

Cyrus Avatar
8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
Well here's youre chance lol

In the mornings (usuall) I get a very blocked nose. I then go through about 4-5 man size tissues and while blowing, can feel something in my ears.
Once it's all clear ... I am normally OK for the day although a runny nose can be triggered out of no where.
Not sure what to do about this as its more annoying (not painful). I need to keep a tissue with me at all times
taking an anti histamine does stop the runny nose but its still clogged up.
I have also lost sense of smell and taste over the last few months.

Anyone been through something similar or know of what this could be ?

Thanks
Cyrus Avatar
8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
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#1
If you have sinusitis you may feel generally unwell and have a blocked nose. Sometimes people think they have a common cold when they have sinusitis. If you have sinusitis, your symptoms may include:

pain and pressure in your face, which is worse when you lean forwards
a blocked nose with green or yellow mucus, which can drain down the back of your nose into your throat and may cause a sore throat and cough
a headache when you wake in the morning
a fever
earache
toothache or pain in your upper jaw

Try Sinutabs.......they work for me :) but a trip to your GP would be a better option xx
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bitseylango
If you have sinusitis you may feel generally unwell and have a blocked nose. Sometimes people think they have a common cold when they have sinusitis. If you have sinusitis, your symptoms may include:

pain and pressure in your face, which is worse when you lean forwards
a blocked nose with green or yellow mucus, which can drain down the back of your nose into your throat and may cause a sore throat and cough
a headache when you wake in the morning
a fever
earache
toothache or pain in your upper jaw

Try Sinutabs.......they work for me :) but a trip to your GP would be a better option xx


i agree :thumbsup: i get sinusitis awful thing
#3
Thanks folks.

Yup I also had a feeling its Sinusitis. I read that its caused by either allergy to something or a bascterial infection. Will pop down to the doc.

thanks again for early morning replies :p
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Cyrus
Thanks folks.

Yup I also had a feeling its Sinusitis. I read that its caused by either allergy to something or a bascterial infection. Will pop down to the doc.

thanks again for early morning replies :p


antibiotics should sort you out good and proper hunny they do me :thumbsup:
#5
Thanks Nicki.
I was thinking I'd need an op or something to sort this out but it seems quite common ... and easy to fix
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Cyrus
Thanks Nicki.
I was thinking I'd need an op or something to sort this out but it seems quite common ... and easy to fix


omg nooo you wont need an op ... well not in my opinion sounds very much like sinusitis ... same symptoms i get and can make ya feel a bit poorly too hun x
#7
yeh defo makes me feel poorly.
Does it every come back ? I mean, is this curable ?
#8
M.S.E bans medical advice, think HUKD should have a similar policy.

It's always the same in the end... Go see your G.P. :)
#9
Allergic rhinitis

Dr Adrian Morris
Perennial allergic rhinitis is usually triggered by indoor allergens. It's similar to hay fever - the allergen causes inflammation and irritation of the delicate linings in the nose and eyes - but blockage is more of a problem than sneezing.
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More and more people are developing allergic rhinitis because pets and central heating in winter encourage the growth of house dust mites. As a consequence, many people have symptoms all year round, while others have winter seasonal symptoms. As with asthma and eczema, it can run in atopic families.
What causes it?

Perennial allergic rhinitis starts in early childhood and occurs all year round. It's caused by allergy to the aerosolised droppings (faeces) of house dust mites and pet skin flakes (dander). Occasionally, indoor mould spores and, in rare cases, food allergy can be causes.
What are the symptoms?

The following symptoms can be observed:
[LIST]
[*]Symptoms of a 'permanent cold'
[*]Blocked stuffy nose
[*]Headaches and earache
[*]Constant sore throats and postnasal drip
[*]Sleep disturbances and snoring
[*]Loss of taste and smell
[*]Poor concentration[/LIST]
Eye symptoms are uncommon.
What's the treatment?

Low-dose steroid nasal sprays and nose drops are the most effective treatment, but need to be used continuously on a daily basis throughout the year (unlike in hay fever, when the treatment is only necessary during the pollen season).
Decongestant tablets and sprays will help relieve a stuffy, blocked nose with catarrh, but can cause rebound blocking and should be used for short periods only .
Antihistamine medication may help, but it's more effective for hay fever. Low-dose steroid nasal sprays are more effective in perennial allergic rhinitis. An ipratropium nasal spray effectively treats the constantly 'dripping' nose seen in vasometer rhinitis.
Desensitisation immunotherapy, when available, might be considered in severe house dust mite allergic rhinitis. However, it is less effective than grass pollen desensitisation.
Can it be prevented?

The only way to prevent perennial allergic rhinitis is to avoid the allergen that causes it, so allergy testing is important to identify the exact indoor allergen that provokes the allergy.
House dust mite eradication measures can help if special attention is paid to the bedroom:
[LIST]
[*]Synthetic pillows and duvets are better than feather fills
[*]Old mattresses harbour up to 10,000 house dust mites, so use mite impermeable barrier mattress covers
[*]Wash pillow cases and covers at 60°C
[*]Use a vacuum cleaner fitted with a HEPA filter
[*]Choose hardwood and laminate flooring, not heavy pile carpets
[*]Discourage soft toys and clutter
[*]Regularly air the bedroom to reduce humidity[/LIST]
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/furniture/quotation_start.gifFor severe pet allergies, it's best to remove the pet from the home permanentlyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/health/furniture/quotation_end.gif
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For severe pet allergies, it's best to remove the pet from the home permanently. Cat allergen spreads in the air throughout the home, even if the cat is restricted to specific areas.
Although short-haired and female pets carry less dander on their fur, any furry pets can trigger allergies, including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and mice.
This article was last medically reviewed by Dr Adrian Morris in September 2007.
First published in September 1999.
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Cyrus
yeh defo makes me feel poorly.
Does it every come back ? I mean, is this curable ?


oh im sorry but yeah it comes back everytime i get a cold :-(

but once you know your prone to it you can be prevenative :-D

take lots of decongestants when you get colds and if it starts up again get antibiotics asap xx
#11
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If you have or suspect you may have a medical condition, you should consult your own primary health care physician for further information and advice.

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#13
ANYONE that looses their sense of smell for more than 3 weeks MUST be checked out ASAP.

Don't jump to conclusions, go and get seen.

You might have sinusitis, or even nasal polyps (or one of thousands of other conditions). Either way, if things don't return to normal after treatment, (3 months max) you have to insist on seeing an ENT specialist. .
#14
iglimpse;3533737
ANYONE that looses their sense of smell MUST be checked out ASAP.

Don't jump to conclusions, go and get seen.

You might have sinusitis, or even nasal polyps (or one of thousands of other conditions). Either way, if things don't return to normal after treatment, (3 months max) you have to insist on seeing an ENT specialist. .


Sound advice.
Im making an appt with the doc on Monday so will get this checked out

thanks

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