Been having post nasal drip something awful past several weeks to the point when choking sensation wakes me up at night. Couple days ago, I woke up with a serious head cold; throat feels swollen, head stuffed up, head and body ache, ears plugged, you name it. After two days of taking an decongestant, I started being able to spit up some phlem. But the last thing I spit up was something else. I felt it when it tore loose from some spot beneath my ear. It was covered in blood, but it was white compared to the dark thick phlegm I had been spitting up. It was was like cartiledge and had little tendrils I guess from where it was lodged in my sinus cavity. My ear canal feels like it was washed: kinda sore, a little wet, but really clear.
I flushed the same sort of thing out of my sinuses about the 4th time I did a sinus flush. From the research I did, it seemed to be a structure that could have been formed by a mold or fungus. Of course, I didn't have it analyzed in a lab, so it's just speculation.
At any rate, it was the beginning of the end of my sinus problems, but if your symptoms persist, a trip to an ENT may be a good course of action.
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