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26 Sep 2007

Sinus, nasal, throat
HI there

I am a smoker so i kind of realise that this is part of the problem or is worsening the problem. For about a month my nose has been clotted with mucus and scabs inside the nose, fairly sore, but bearable. My nose is always full, unless I have a shower or go for a run, and late at night it s usually blocked.I have also have a lot of 'sleeping dust' in my eyes and clean it about twice a day. To add another symptom I have a very chesty cough, when I do cough, and occasionally I have sneezing issues. I would go to the doc, but financially I am a bit broke at the mo, I realise this is my health, but dont want to go to the doc to just get an anti biotic perscription again!!!! I dont feel sick and am still very much active and go for runs. Should I immidiate medical advice or could this be related to change of seasons etc, are there any home remedies that could help? Any advice appreciated.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Chopstick
It sounds to me like you have an underlying allergy - please sniff up saltwater ( 1 cup luke warm water with 1/2 teaspoon salt in it) and blow out until the water comes out clear - try to do this twice a day ( alternatively use an empty drixine bottle and spray it in your nose - but a lot of it) This helps to rinse the sinuses from phlegm. Then use something like Allergex tablets 3 times a day for the allergy. You can also use a bit of Drixine or Illiadin spray at night.
If you are feverish and feel sore over the face you need to get antibiotics.
Dr Bets
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