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Medical Choked nose

  1. Jul 19, 2008 #1
    Hello!

    I have one question for you. Since I know about my self, I have allergies, and sort of bacteries in my nose and in my throat. I use Flexinase for my allergy (I spray in my nose), and I think my allergy is gone, but why my nose gets choked when my head is on lower altitude (When I sleep I must put something behind my head, to rise the altitude and everything is alright)?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2008 #2

    Evo

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    That means that you still have excess mucus in your sinuses and raising your head helps it to drain.
     
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  4. Jul 19, 2008 #3
    Thanks for the reply. Should I go to the local doctor? How to solve this very irritating problem?
     
  5. Jul 19, 2008 #4

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    A nasal decongestant might help, but I've just learned to sleep with an extra pillow.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2008 #5
    Yes, I sleep with extra pillow, but when I go somewhere outside of my country, or in some hotel, I can't sleep minus one pillow. Can you please tell me, can this problem be solved permanently?
     
  7. Jul 20, 2008 #6

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    A firend of mine had a turbinectomy- removal of the turbines in the sinus cavity. When they get inflamed, mucus does not drain properly.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2008 #7

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    Yes, see a doctor if it is persistent and preventing you from sleeping.

    The reason you need to elevate your head to prevent your sinuses from getting clogged up is the way the sinuses open into one another. The opening into the maxillary sinus, which is the biggest one behind your "cheek bone" is high and to the sides. This means when you're lying down, it's easier for fluids to get into there. It also makes it harder to clear after those fluids get in there. Lying on one side, then the other (to drain each side) can provide temporary relief.

    If your allergies are tolerable to you except when you sleep, you might benefit from a stronger decongestant/antihistamine at night. The best ones have drowsiness as a side-effect (histamines are also involved in arousal/wakefulness, which is why anti-histamines make you drowsy), but if you really only need it when you're sleeping, the side effect won't be an issue.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2008 #8

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    If your allergies get much worse at night, you may be allergic to dust mites (well, actually, dust mite feces). They love to live in bedding.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dust-mites/DS00842

    How long has it been since you've replaced you pillow? For someone who is allergic to dust mites, you should change it about once a year.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2008 #9
    Thank you very much for the help. I will check at the doctor and answer here again.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2008 #10
    I was on the doctor today. He send me to another doctor, where she sow my nose. He immediately told that it is allergy. I get flixonase nasal spray, and some medications for my allergy. She told me that I need to go to the capital city, to check what I am allergic on. I know that I am allergic on dust.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2008 #11

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    The good news is that it's an allergy. The bad news is that it's an allergy. I have suffered all of my life from allergies to all of the things we can't avoid, dust, pollen, mold spores, cats, feathers, and on and on... For years it was like having a bad cold every day, 364 days a year (I could actually breath one day a year). My ex husband used to joke that my descendants would be born with tufts of kleenex tissues at the end of their arms instead of hands.

    I have found the only allergy medication on the market that works for me and it is an over the counter medication called Actifed. Nothing else works as well for me. The new formula, since they can no longer sell pseudoephedrine over the counter, doesn't work as well, but close enough. I don't know if it is available where you live. If you aren't getting complete relief from the medication you are on, keep trying different brands until you find one that works.

    Good luck!
     
  13. Jul 28, 2008 #12
    Thanks Evo! You're so nice. I am suffering from allergy, since I remember for myself, and it makes me very frustrating. I am allergic on dust and pollen, maybe there are another things that I am allergic on. I asked the doctor, and she told me that I can't cure it, some of my parents gave it to me. :) The nasal spray Flixonase, helped me, but just for periods, and this doctor told me to use it non-stop starting from March. I didn't like what she said. I hope my immune system will get better, and maybe I will be successful in curing this allergies. Thanks again and good luck!
     
  14. Jul 28, 2008 #13

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    I would question using a nasal spray constantly, I would think that continued constant use would irritate and maybe even cause trouble with the lining of the sinuses. Perhaps someone with a medical background can comment on using a nasal spray that much.
     
  15. Jul 28, 2008 #14

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    You cannot cure the condition, but you might be able to alleviate the symptoms by adjusting your environment. There are special bedding sheets available that are dust mite-resistant, you should ask your doctor about them. It also better to have floors of wood and sofas made of leather, they are easy to clean and do not build up dust. Try to keep your house, your bedroom especially, as clean as possible.
     
  16. Jul 28, 2008 #15
    My general doctor told me that I should use it 15 days, but when I was in the other place, where there is special doctor for these things, told me to constantly use nasal spray (it is not nasal decongestant), because nasal decongestant could cause damage of the mucus or something.

    Thanks for the tips. They are great. First, as I said I will go in the capital town to check what I am allergic on, and then I will adjust my environment.
     
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