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I've had nasal drip into my throat, nasal congestion alternating between stoppage and runny-nose, etc symptoms about as long as I can remember. A year ago I had a deviated septum fixed, and my passages cleaned (apparently they were awful) and had some relief for a few weeks, but am now more or less right where I was. I've tested negatively for any allergies, just to complicate things. I also have headaches that begin as tension in my teeth, moving to consume the whole face and head.

Last, and perhaps most difficult symptom is that when lying or sitting still, one side of my nose will be generally free while the other is fully blocked, but if I roll over it will usually move to the other side, reversing the situation to the other nostril. I try to blow it out, to no avail. Almost like it's a part of my sinuses rolling around? What's going on?



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replied July 9th, 2010
Sinusitis Answer A14087
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Even after correction of deviated nasal septum, the symptoms of cold and sinusitis persist sometimes. Also get your blood differential count and absolute eosinophil count done and stool checked for worms. Many a times, a high eosiniphil count can cause similar symptoms. Worms in stool can also increase eospinophil counts.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your PCP once.

Take steam twice a day to clear the nasal passage. Doing valsalva maneuver (Done by taking a deep breath and blowing while pinching your nostrils and closing your mouth) may also help. Hope this helps. Take care!

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