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Breathing problem during sleep, Inflamed nasal passage?

What do I do if my nasal passage always seems to be inflamed? Ever since I was little it s happened to me ,but lately I wake up in the middle of the night and can t breathe . My nose isn t congested because I ve always tried to do that all my life. I don t think its ever mucus unless its when i m sick. What do I do?Please help! Thanks!
Asked On : Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Based on the information provided , you might well be suffering from Deviated Nasal Septum ( DNS).

In case of DNS, one nostril will be narrow and cause difficulty in breathing and other nostril is roomy and cause you dryness and soreness as you have been complaining off.

AS you have mentioned that it has been since childhood , it could be due to an injury or due to excessive septal growth.

Septorhinoplasty is a surgical procedure required to treat your condition. If you dont want surgery , you can use decongestant drops. But , they give you only symptomatic relief . I would recommend you to go for surgery.

Wish you a healthy Life.

Take Care

Answered: Wed, 9 May 2012
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