If you have sinus congestion that's possibly due to smoking how long would it take before there's improvement?
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You can get relief by making a tent for your head with a towel over a pot of salted simmering water. the steam will give you quick relief.
don't catch the towel on fire if you have a gas stove.
Thank you I have a warm mist humidifier and I put peppermint oil in the top tray this helps while I'm standing over it. Its in the bedroom,I leave it on all night I think it may help some. I seen a NTE specialist they prescribed the prescription Flonase I guess, that turned out to be a big mistake, within 30 minutes couldn't get any air through my nose.
If I catch the towel on fire I expect I would forget about congestion LOL.
I'm just beginning to see slight improvement at nearly 60 days quit. I have allergies so I may never be completely clear but it's getting easier to breathe through my nose and the post nasal drip has lessened. It was pretty severe right after my quit for about 4 or 5 weeks.
It's always best to visit a physician if you're concerned about a specific condition. We all heal differently.
Thank you for the information, I've been told that I have allergies but have never been checked for them. I was hoping my problem was mostly irritation from smoking, I guess I just need to stop trying to rush things and give it time, I smoked over 45 years healing isn't going to happen overnight.
At 94 days I can say my everything have improved. Winter always dries use out, so a humidifier is a good idea. I also use this at night Can be purchased at walgreens
I'm 2 wks into my Quit... My allergies, sinusitis and breathing have all improved. I'm not coughing,
snoring or waking up with a dried out throat. I suppose it is different for each individual. I do use a nedi-pot
all the time to flush the allergens out of my nasal passages. I know now that smoking was
escalating my problems a lot. I don't take meds for my allergies, as I am so sensitive to medications.
Many I can't take with high BP. Medicated eye drops help the eye irritations...Just know there is a tree
in southern TX we do not have up north and the pollen is flying off them now while the new leaves pop open.
I was inside most of the day and today was a bad pollen day...Everyone here was suffering.......None of us
know what this tree is called.......Causes me more trouble than the 70 yr. old cottonwood trees, I have at my other home.
Also saline solution for the nose in a squeeze bottle.
I am just starting my quit soon, but I have these same sinus issues for the past year and a half and it been pretty chronic. I’m really hoping quitting will resolve it. I even got sinus fess surgery a year ago which did not help! I did a few rounds of antibiotics which also didn’t do anything. My doc says it will go away when and if I quit smoking. It’s just been hard to believe that smoking is causing this! But it obviously makes sense. I have always have pretty good allergies so maybe this combined with smoking is not a good idea. Ugh.
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