Posted 12/28/2014 12:53 PM (GMT -6)
Just sinus congestion couldn't block your lungs, but any swelling in the airways would.
Who checked you for asthma? An allergist? Did you get checked recently, and if so, why didn't they treat the breathing problem?
You could have a sinus infection. I get those especially in cold weather, and they can go down into my bronchial tubes and even the lungs. I can feel when it gets that far. My ENT routinely dismisses my sinus infections until they get so bad they show up on CT done by other doctors. My PCP believes me when I ask for antibiotics.
I find saline sinus washes help clear the sinuses but don't cure the infections, although often I can get over them myself if I keep the sinuses from infecting everything else.
Do you have some sinus sprays or inhalers to try? Some sprays do help open my airways, but most don't do anything. My allergist told me to try all the stuff I have. Astepro is helping with inflammation right now.
When I get bad enough that I can't get relief from the above remedies, then I have to go on an antibiotic for a few days. The problem with antibiotics is the sinuses have very poor circulation, so the drugs don't work very well. Washing my sinuses to keep the volume of the infection low seems to help the medicines work.