Hi guys , my nose is always stuffy , since years!
I use decongestionant's spray since years!
I did a specialist visit and they told me that my nasal septum is deviated and the only resultion is to operate.
I won't believe them , for sure I could breath well also without finishing under the knifes!
Using sprays for a lot , maybe i'm become spray addicted?
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I'd see a good naturopathic doctor and have a food allergy test done.
For months and months, I thought I was eating so well...until I did an allergy test and found I was highly allergic (not to the point of death, mind you) to EGGS...moderately allergic to DAIRY...KALE?!...turmeric?! And many other things that are good for you.
I'd get a neti pot if I were you and start using it ASAP. They are a godsend.
I don't know what kind of specialist you saw, but if you haven't seen an allergist, I would. That sure sounds like environmental allergies.
Are you still eating dairy? Is it possible you are allergic to something in your environment like a pet or a laundry soap? What is your lifestyle and a sample daily menu?
First of all, you could be experiencing rebound congestion from using the nasal decongestant. Generally, you shouldn't use it for more than three days at a time. I'd would stop using it now---but your congestion will be temporarily worse for a while. You might want to use pseudoephine tabs, if you must, to get through this period.
The second thing is that you probably are allergic to something in your environment, like dust, animal dander, or mites. If it is worse in the morning then you may have mites in your pillow and washing it will usually solve the problem. Otherwise, I would try to figure out what it is in your environment that is causing the problem and determine how to remove it or mitigate it if at all possible.
Lots of people have deviated septums. Any bump to the nose can move the septum. Unless it's really severe you should be able to function reasonably well without surgery. Hope you are able to find out what is causing your stuffiness and solve your problem!
I use a Dr. Neil sinus rinse with a double strength salt solution, and it shrinks the nasal membranes when they are inflamed. The first few days I'm having issues I'll use it at least 4 times per day, and then taper down to 1-2 times a day once I'm breathing better. Worth a shot.
Have you tried taking quercetin or nettles? I've had good results with those as well when I had allergy stuffiness.
I agree with getting a food and environmental allergy test done. My Aunt had surgery on a deviated septum, and has been thrilled with the results.
My personal preference is not to have surgery until I have exhausted all other options -- But let's remember, modern medicine is (likely) the primary reason we live longer today than our ancestors (despite our pathetic diets (SAD)). It is not always a bad thing to partake in elective surgery to better our health!