I’ve been having some trouble breathing through my nose?

Hi there, I’m a 19 year old female and I’ve been having some trouble breathing through my nose. I am able to breathe in relatively fine, but when I try to exhale through my nose it’s like my sinuses are completely clogged. It’s almost like a flap is allowing me to breathe in, but not out. Nothing helps this problem– medication, forcing myself to breathe through my nose, neti pot, decongestants…I’ve tried everything. This isn’t a constant thing, but it happens from time to time and doesn’t go away for days or weeks. I sound all plugged up, food tastes bad, my ears won’t stop popping. What is wrong with me and what would I do?

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Ahmed Fawzy
12:47 pm

Make a aniseed drink and add 10% alcohol then use it as nose drops
It will immediately clear your nose
Also you have an Eustachian tube block to a drop to your ear may help
Good Luck

Masr Fawzy
12:49 pm

There could be nasal polyps with chronic sinusitis,
Lat view x Ray and MRI should be done to check what’s going on in the nasal cavity…
It’s all in your nose , so u mean u Don’t feel any problem in it chest , right?
Tell me can u breath from your mouth .. in and out??

Ayman Darrag
1:37 pm

This is mostly sinus infection (chronic) a nasal polyp is possible and needs CT for diagnosis..

Dr.Honey Arora
1:41 pm

Hi.. Thanks for the query.. It looks like either you have thick mucous plugging your sinuses leading to Sinus infections or Sinusitis and as the sinuses drain through nose, you have blocked nose also.. The back of nose and the ear are also connected via Eustachian tube and the tube can also get blocked due to mucous.. This seems to be the most probable cause.. Other can be nasal and sinus polyps. So a PNS view x ray and CBCT test will help in confirmation of the cause.. As of now steroid nasal drops, decongestants, saline nasal irrigation and steam… Read more »

4:56 am

this may be due to a deviated nasal septum causing pressure effects on the contralateral sinuses causing recurrent infections.
Nasal polys,hypertrophic turbinates also are known to cause this.
CT PNS (paranasal sinuses) will help aid the diagnosis.