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Old 08-06-2010, 05:38 AM
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I have a very strange problem. My brother has this same problem but my parents do not. I have only had this problem for a month and I don't know how long my brother has had it. The problem is, about 9pm my nose starts to get all "mucusy" and by 11pm one side of my nose will be completely blocked by mucus. If I try to clean my sinuses by use of a neti pot it will not budge. By the time I go to sleep I can barely breath through my nose and by 6am I can't breath at all. Besides a lot of sneezing, this is my only symptom. No head aches, fever, or anything like that. I think it has to do with swelling or irritation in my sinuses? I have googled this but all I get are things related to allergies or sickness which I don't have. It is odd that my brother has the exact same problem that I do. The reason I am here and not at the doctor is because I don't want to be put on allergy medicine or any of that nonsense. I want to find the cause and treat the cause not the symptoms. I have tried nasal strips but they only help to a certain degree and aren't worth it. A nasal spray would probably work but again I am not sick, so I do not want to treat symptoms as this has been going on for a month now, I want to fix the problem.

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I am 18 my brother is 15. This happens if I sleep at my house, a friends, a relatives, AC or no AC, it doesn't matter. Every single day for the past 30 days. I can provide any other necessary information upon request.

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Old 08-06-2010, 06:33 AM
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Hi Durk,
I don't blame you for trying to stay natural. If your problem has only been for the last 30 days it may be something in your diet, laundry detergent, or environmental changes. Have you changed something in your diet or detergent?

I resist Western medicine at all costs and have had training in some of the many Chinese herbal medicines. I wasn't able to find what I was looking for online but the next best thing is https://www.amazon.com/EAGLE-BRAND-ME...1101035&sr=8-1
applied around the outside of your nostrils. It will not cure the problem but will definitely clear the airway. It's dirt cheap and is also effective for muscle and joint aches and pains, so its good to have around.

Good luck
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Someone suggested that milk causes mucus build up and could be my problem. I have been drinking a lot of milk the past 30 days but it seems unlikely that milk could cause this. I haven't changed detergents or anything. Nothing has really changed that I can think of.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:54 AM
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Someone suggested that milk causes mucus build up and could be my problem. I have been drinking a lot of milk the past 30 days but it seems unlikely that milk could cause this. I haven't changed detergents or anything. Nothing has really changed that I can think of.
Oh yeah, milk is no good. As Arnold Schwarzenegger once said "milk is for babies, when you grow up you drink beer".
I grew up allergic to everything and had asthma and the doctors always said to remove milk from my diet during attacks.

If you really think about milk from a natural perspective, it doesn't seem likely that if we were cave dwellers that we would slide up under a cow for a drink (lol) Also, every other animal has milk in their early years and moves on.

Milk definitely cause mucous and besides the sinuses and lungs, mucous is the stuff tumors are made of.

Are you drinking it for weight gain or something?
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Well I have it in the morning with my cereal and then maybe a glass everyday which i use to mix my protein shakes in. It's really not THAT much milk. I am going to try and limit it as much as possible for a week and see if I get any results though.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:23 AM
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Sounds like a plan. You can mix your protein with juice or water and add extra calories if you want to by mixing it in a blender with bananas, peanut butter, honey etc.
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Hi Durk, here's an older thread from limitme, with a similar problem, worth a read.

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Hmm... I feel bad for the guy that uses afrin everyday. That stuff does work which is why I don't use it because I will use it everyday. Anyways... gonna try some stuff and see if it works.

Thanks guys.
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Durk: Are you still there? Further to what tcguy said, you could use soya milk instead BUT bear in mind that all these protein/bodybuiding drinks are based on skimmed milk powder, so you might be consuming a lot more milk than you think...

Something else I suggest is olbas oil (I presume you can get it in the States?) 2 or 3 drops on your pillow before you go to bed will keep your sinuses clear and help you get a comfortable night's rest. Inhale it as required other times.

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