sinus problems on one side only

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   Posted 8/6/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
For the past year and a half I have had a blocked nose on my left side only. There is no mucous or discharge. It opens up sometimes but never as much as my right sinus. Is it possible to have an allergy on one side of your nose only? I also have a condition where i get fluid in my left ear but i'm not sure if its related because their are times when my nose is blocked but my ear is open and vice versa. I've tried steroid nasal sprays and a neti pot at different times but they don't open up my closed passage way at all. It also seems to do a little bit better in the summer. Is there anyone here who has similar problems?

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   Posted 8/6/2007 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome :) Have you been to an ENT (ear,nose, throat specialist) yet? They would be able to tell you for sure what is happening to your left sinus. It could sounds like it could be nasal polyps but you should go see a specialist if you haven't already done so.
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   Posted 8/7/2007 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   


I've had the same problem for the last 2 years, but I keep getting sinus infections.  March 2007, the doctor put tubes in my ears.  I still have a hole in my ear drum and drainage.  I went for another allergy test and tested positive for grass, mold, weeds, ragweed, dust. I can get allergy shots, but after my test my fibro acted up and I was in bed for 10 days. My PCP said I could try the shots, but my fibro may act up again.  So, I do not want to take a chance and have another fibro attack. The ENT doctor is going to drain my sinuses tomorrow and look for polyps.  After reading other posts it seems like a lot of other people have the same problem.  Could it be because we rest in bed a lot and maybe on that side?  I'll have to ask the doctor.  Please go see an ENT doctor, before an infection starts. 

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   Posted 8/28/2007 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
ive had the same problem with one side being osbstrutcted, as well as a daily headache while the side closes. i also have gerd, so dont know if that and the reflux drugs is causing this. ive had ct scans, a septoplasty,migraine pills from the neurlologist, all to no avail. ive had a headache and a nostril closed 85 percent of the time for four years now. also am always clearing clearish mucus from the back of my throat/sinus. the ent and the neurologist just bounce you like a basketball, one says its your allergies, the other says you have a migraine, and the gp says youre depressed, yeah the fact that my life is has been consumed by doctors and headaches is depressing. sorry to ramble, just my experience. i hope you have a better outcome than me.
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