I'm a non smoking female in my 30s. Developed serious allergies over the past 3 years. Found out I'm allergic to any mold and dust. Was going for the shots until I found out I can't take them if I have chest congestion. What can I do? [more inside]
A few months ago I had a cough, runny nose, light sore throat, and feeling like my sinuses were sending nasty stuff in to my throat. I eventually took a 5-day course of azithromycin for it (sinusitis, the doc said), and it knocked most of it down. But it seems to linger. The only real problem this causes is bad breath. Need help troubleshooting in a systematic way. [more inside]
The website was text-based, with lots of hpyerlinked titles that clicked-through to the essays. The author had a biography page that was a big picture of his face that had been heavily filtered and a brief paragraph explaining that he (maybe?) used to live in Ireland, and now resides in America. His essays covered topics from film reviews - The Matrix is one I remember specifically - an addiction to on of the Civilization PC games, an addiction to nasal sprays that was overcome by going cold turkey for three days, internet trolls, and common logical fallacies. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Tobacco snuff - terrible, bad, or sort of bad? [more inside]
Allergy filter: I have year-round allergies. Loratadine works wonders for me, but I develop an immunity in about a month or so. Which other non-drowsy antihistamines would you recommend? [more inside]
Does running brewed coffee through your sinuses and nasal passage enhance its effect? [more inside]
I've actually had this problem for awhile. I usually wake up in the mornings with congestion mostly a lot of phlegm. I have to clear my throat numerous times, blow my nose, etc. The phlegm is clear, no discoloration. Clogs most in my throat so I almost have to make a hacking sound to bring up the phlegm. [more inside]
What's the best way to go about fixing my sinus/allergy/sneezing problems (including establishing a case history for surgery)? [more inside]
How long does it take for dried nasal mucus (i.e. boogers) to disintegrate? I mean, to where the untrained human eye would not know that the dried nasal mucus (i.e. boogers) were ever there. Um, asking for a friend.
In his recent kids-these-days piece, Clark Whelton says "Even nasal passages are affected by fashion. Quack-talking, the rasping tones preferred by many young women today, used to be considered a misfortune." Do you get what he's talking about, and can you point me to an audio example?
Through surgery, I regained my full sense of smell today. I haven't smelled clearly since 2006. I live in Washington, DC. It's brisk Fall. Feeling 100%. What should I go smell this week?
Can someone with access to the medical research literature tell me if there is enough evidence to warrant taking the red light led photo therapy nasal devices for the relief of hayfever seriously? I suspect it is quackery but am curious if there is any credible research out there. Anecdotes abound but I'd like to hear about some scientific data. [more inside]
I have a podcast. Sometimes my voice is really nasally. Can I fix this physically or inside an audio editor? I guess what I’m asking is how do I develop a radio/podcast/speaking voice? (Hopefully without paying through the nose.)
Which brand is the best for electric nasal hair remover for thick hair?
I don't think this is, strictly speaking, supposed to happen: meat often comes out of my head when I'm sick. Why? What does it portend? [Warning: so gross.] [more inside]
I'm trying to visualize, in 3D, the structure of my sinuses/nasal cavity. Is there a transparent 3D model of the human head somewhere out there on this crazy internet thing? [more inside]
I believe I am having an adverse reaction to the FluMist. How long can I expect to feel like complete crap? [more inside]
What was your post nasal polyp surgery experience like? [more inside]
Why do I get severe nasal congestion after I have, um, stomach problems? Horrific details follow. [more inside]
Permanent stuffy nose? One day I got a stuffy nose, and almost a year later it hasn't gone away. What's wrong with me? [more inside]
Neti pots - good idea before nose surgery, and how do you heat the water to the correct temperature? [more inside]
Help me breathe! The older I get, the more sinus trouble I have. Almost every morning I wake up with a semi-headache because one of my nasal passages is entirely blocked. This isn't a seasonal thing, nor does it seem to be allergy-related. During the day it clears up, but at night, I must depend upon nasal spray (the kind you're not supposed to use too consistently). Should I take the plunge and go see a doctor? Or is there some miracle drug I can get over the counter?
Food in sinus cavity, need help extricating it! Kind of icky... [more inside]
Nasal congestion on waking... A few possible causes, but a lot of them are ruled out. [more inside]
Neti pot users- what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
EndMyPermanentStuffedNoseFilter: I've had an on and off stuffed up nose for pretty much my whole life, meaning I'd estimate my nose is clear maybe 10% of the time. What can I do to fix this? [more inside]
Help me stop the morning snots. Invariably, every morning my sinuses go into overdrive about 5-10 minutes after I wake up. My nose gets completely congested and I'll have to honk wads of clear mucous into several tissues to clear it out. [more inside]
I've been told by my earn, nose and throat doctor that the polyps in my sinuses are huge and I should have them removed. Would those of you who've hade this surgery share how it went for you, and whether or not it improved anything? [more inside]
My voice has a nasal sound to it - not high-pitched-nasal, more like it sounds like I have a perpetually stuffy nose. Anything I can work on to change that, or am I stuck?
Surgery for a Deviated Septum? Is it worth it? What are your experiences? [more inside]