It bleeds if i clean out mucus, always blocked up, is it allergy?
Nasal Congestion - how can I stop one side of my nose from burning, filling up with mucus?
Added 18 Jul 2012:
I have been to ENT and he told me to use bacitracin with a cue tip so I did that for months, didn't stop the problem so now I'm using Rhinaris gel and am really getting relief since yesterday so we'll see, thankyou!
It could be allergy related especially if you have had it for some time. Do you suffer from any other allergy symptoms such as sneezing or itchy eyes?
Have you tried an oral decongestant tablet or a decongestant nasal spray? These are helpful for short term use only. If your symptoms are persisting talk with your doctor or pharmacist who may advise you to try an antihistamine tablet or a steroid nasal spray.
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I get this all.of.the.time! I am on a couple allergy medications (sprays) that work 80% of the time. Here is the kicker... My allergy test (and we did an extensive one!), showed NO allergies of any kind. None even a little.
What I think, for ME, I get sinus infections :( and it happens on my left side (you would be amazed at the amount of mucus after a couple doses of Flonaze does!! Seriously). It's like a huge block, you can feel the block unfolding.
It also affects my left ear, a lot! And if I do not treat it, I will get a migraine. :( So I would check with a doctor... have them do some lab work and a CT, see if it is allergies or something else.
Have you ever tried the nasal spray Ocean Mist? It's not a medication, but a saline spray. I always get the generic store version as it's always cheaper and the same as the name brand. It's wonderful for thinning out the mucous and keeping your nose moisturized which helps with the burning sensation. By thinning the mucous and moisturizing the nasal passage, you should be able to clean your nose out without making it bleed. I hope this helps you!
Hi. Am on oxygen therapy so clogged nasal is a big deal. The ocean spray works well and really helps. It doesn't hurt or burn. Most allergy sprays hurt for me.
I do think a visit to the doc is also a good idea. There can be all kinds of weird stuff in the nose. Infection sounds like the best possibility because of bleeding. Left untreated you can erode the nasal chamber and mess up your nose, even severally damage it. (With oxygen, at high levels it does erode in the nose and is very serious.) Infection does this. Perhaps you had a bug fly in or something like a polyp is growing. Please have it looked at and use the saline spray until you can get in to a doctor. It softens the dried mucous and reduces eroding the nose. Don't pick it. Finger nails are nasty germ factories. They spread infection quickly and scratch the inner nose.
There is also a product called Ayres which you gently place with a cuetip. Do not use Vaseline! It clogs the nose and increase an infection possibility.
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