I've had a stuffed up nose for over two weeks now. when i say "stuffed up", i don't mean a casual thing you can blow out with a kleenex. I mean stuffed up so bad that i cannot breathe through my nose, either nostril. mouth breathing only.
I've been using various nasal sprays (Afrin, etc) that all work GREAT at clearing up my nose so i can breathe again. When i use them, they clear up my nose for 6-8 hours and then it's back to square 1. I've done this for two weeks now when i finally read the bottle of the spray wondering how long this stuff is necessary to use. I noticed it said "do not use more than 3 days"
now i am wondering if i'm damaging something or what else i need to do. i've had stuffy noses in the past but never this long before. I only use the spray when my nose gets so bad i have to breathe through my mouth.... but this is happening daily now.
any suggestions or help? Why can i not use the OTC nasal sprays for more than 3 days? what can i do to remedy the underlying problem & get back to normal breathing?
Nasal sprays are poison, and will never fix your problem. Look into food allergies, cut out all dairy and gluten, see if that helps. Muccus problems are often related to "wrong" diet... Water with fresh squeezed lemon are good for clearing muccus, ..is your GI (gastrointestinal system) working properly, etc..
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.