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Have nasal allergy. Am I losing the protein by blowing nose?

hi im curious to know how much protein does gram of nose contains.. I have nasal allergy and I blow out my nose a lot. I am also into exercising and planning to gain muscle. But I don t know if I am losing proteins through blowing out nose so much.. if this wasn t the right section, please move me to proper specialist who can help with. Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
The nasal secretions that come out is a filtrate and not actual proteins like albumin that are important in maintaining weight.
So there is no need to worry that you will lose weight if you have rhinitis.
However, you lose weight in untreated rhinitis and rhinosinusitis through a round-about way in not having good night's sleep, fatigue in the morning and unable to concentrate through the day.

If the rhinitis is bad, I would suggest getting allergy testing done to exclude the triggers and treat with flixonase nasal spray 2 sprays per nostril twice daily for 3 months at the first instance.

Best Wishes.
Answered: Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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