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Posted: 1/13/2006 5:52:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 6:30:22 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
This is weird. Been going on for the last 3-4 days.

When I wake up, I have a little sore throat. I snort a small, very thick and dark mucus ball out of my nasal cavity. Sore throat instantly goes away.

Throughout the day I am perfectly normal, except every once and a while, my nose all of a sudden starts tingling like crazy, instantly fills up and I have to blow my nose 6 or 7 times, and usually sneeze a bit too.
Then it all clears up, nose is clear and fine

It is usually a couple hours between the weird tingle/sneeze/nose blow thing.

It’s just weird. What do you make of it?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:29:50 AM EDT
bump?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:45:50 AM EDT
mjohn, it is pretty common to experience the first part of your complaint. It is usually from low humidity during the colder, drier months, and the throat gets a little sore, and the mucus tends to thicken and collect above the soft palate. Cough it out, grab a sip of water and you feel better. You can try sleeping with a cool mist humidifier, try to keep the room about 50% RH, and you will probably see improvement.

As to the second issue, it sounds like you might be reacting to something environmental. Has anything changed in your surroundings or routine?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:48:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
bump?



This may sound disgusting, but when you blow your nose, what color is the mucus in the tissue?

Mucus is ordinarily clear. Green or brown mucus can indicate a sinus infection.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:52:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
This is weird. Been going on for the last 3-4 days.

When I wake up, I have a little sore throat. I snort a small, very thick and dark mucus ball out of my nasal cavity. Sore throat instantly goes away.

Throughout the day I am perfectly normal, except every once and a while, my nose all of a sudden starts tingling like crazy, instantly fills up and I have to blow my nose 6 or 7 times, and usually sneeze a bit too.
Then it all clears up, nose is clear and fine

It is usually a couple hours between the weird tingle/sneeze/nose blow thing.

It’s just weird. What do you make of it?



Do you smoke?

The am thing sounds like allergies.

After the tingling thing, is the snot clear? Sounds like something irritating your nose and causing a parasympathetic response. Hard to say what.

Now the typical disclaimer.....
While it doesn't sound serious based on your brief account, you should seek medical attention immediately.



Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:54:02 AM EDT
Since we are talking about runny noses.......and I am a shameless hijacker.....

When I eat sometimes my nose runs like a SOB.

It seems like it happens when I eat bread and pasta, or chips and salsa.

WTF???

Does this mean I'm allergic......to freakin bread and chips.....is that possible?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:58:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:10:48 AM EDT
I don't smoke.

Musuc is clear all during the day...except in morning, that is so thick you can cut it with a knife and it is dark greyish.

I have a humidifier. I will turn it on tonight.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:11:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I don't smoke.

Musuc is clear all during the day...except in morning, that is so thick you can cut it with a knife and it is dark greyish.

I have a humidifier. I will turn it on tonight.



wash your pillows, too!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:12:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
Since we are talking about runny noses.......and I am a shameless hijacker.....

When I eat sometimes my nose runs like a SOB.

It seems like it happens when I eat bread and pasta, or chips and salsa.

WTF???

Does this mean I'm allergic......to freakin bread and chips.....is that possible?



Allergies can indeed flare up because of food. Chocolate makes my nose turn into niagra falls.

While I do have chronic sinus problems, certain foods make it positively awful.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:14:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 7:14:17 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I don't smoke.

Musuc is clear all during the day...except in morning, that is so thick you can cut it with a knife and it is dark greyish.

I have a humidifier. I will turn it on tonight.



An air purifier might be a good idea too.

As would regular nasal irrigation. Your sinuses tend to hold on to all sorts of crud that nasal irrigation will get rid of.

And whatever you do, DO NOT POST PICS!!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:16:37 AM EDT
Is there blood in the boogers you blow out in the morning?

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:48:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Is there blood in the boogers you blow out in the morning?




Nope
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