Please help – I can't breathe through my nose

posted 1 week ago in Wellness
Post # 2
5284 posts
Bee Keeper

Why would you take medical advice from strangers on an internet wedding forum??? Go find a new doctor or respiratory specialist. 

Post # 3
3809 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m not sure why you thought this was the best place for advice? 

Post # 4
715 posts
Busy bee

Sorry but what can we do to help across the internet? Continue to work with your ENT. 

Post # 5
2407 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

I know your frustration… I have ongoing sinus issues myself. Thankfully, they seem to have gotten quite a bit better lately, but I go through periods where it just doesn’t end and nothing seems to work. 

Best solution I have found is to rinse my sinuses twice a day and use a nasal moisturizing spray.  I had a steroid spray from a Dr at one point but didn’t find it helped very much at all. What did help a bit was when I was given little steriod satchets to add into my sinus rinse solution. 

I use a NeilMed squeeze bottle and pre-mixed sinus rinse packets. Right now I’m only doing it at night before bed but when my sinuses are acting up I do it morning and night.  I also use the NeilMed sinus moisturizing spray.

ETA: Living in a dry climate, I also use a humidifier in my bedroom at night. You may also want to look into getting your ducts cleaned and getting a air purifier because it could be something in the air that is either causing or at least aggravating the issue. 

Post # 6
10036 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

The only person I’ve ever known with the issue of too-small or blocked sinuses eventually had to have surgery but he was very glad he did, afterwards, because it was the only thing that resolved it.  Good luck to you!

Post # 7
4394 posts
Honey bee

Definitely contact your ENT or even get a second opinion. Did they do a cat scan so they can see your sinuses? 


Post # 9
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have the same issues. Only thing that works for me is the NeilMed, as a pp mentioned! Good luck! 

Post # 11
61 posts
Worker bee

lizzyxoxo :  I tried to reply to this but my comment didn’t show up for some reason. 

If you use the neilmed make sure you read and follow all instructions and precautions about water safety. Also, I think you should get a second or third opinion from an ENT. There may be other alternatives to surgery. People sometimes also find success with naturopaths or functional medicine doctors as well.

Oh and here is a link from the neilmed website about protocols for water safety which has a link to how to disinfect the bottle. 



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