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    Never-ending, sticky snot in my left nostril.
    An_208170 posted:
    I've had a ton of build up in my left nostril for almost a year now. First I will blow and it will loosen, and from there on it comes in waves of green/yellow/white, jelly-like blobs. It takes me like a whole hour to get it all out, only for it to just build up again in a few days. This has happened through warm and cold seasons. After I am done blowing it all out, the left side of my face and my ear feel lighter. This lead me to question if one can have an ongoing sinus infection. I am 20 years old, about 165 pounds and I am six foot. I would like to know if my symptoms are really bad or if it's something my body just does. I USED to smoke cigarettes. I quit circa six or seven months ago. I was a smoker for five years. I do smoke weed, but not on a massive scale. I was wondering if these symptoms cold be the cause of my lethargy and bad sleep schedule.
    Sinusrelief responded:

    It does seem that you are suffering from chronic sinusitis. The green-yellow mucus and the repeated attacks seem to suggest this.

    I have had chronic sinusitis for the last 15 years. After trying out different treatments I find that I respond best to neti-pot and a High-tech, drug-free nasal spray called Sinox Spray. I try to avoid drugs and nasal sprays with drugs because of the side effects and the fear of getting addicted. Which is why Sinox suits me just fine.

    Sinusitis can be caused by allergies, colds, structural defects in the nasal passage, structural defects in the sinus cavity, and problems with the immune system. When mucus accumulates in the sinuses, it provides a breeding medium for bacteria. This can cause Bacterial Sinusitis, which if left untreated it can lead to complication of the eye, ear or nose. Your doctor will probably be in the best position to guide you on the cause of your sinusitis.

    May I suggest a regular use of neti-pot and a nasal spray so that mucus does not get an opportunity to collect in your nose.

    Hope this helps.

    Best wishes.
    Joeful replied to Sinusrelief's response:
    Well when the last of it comes out it's usually a really dark brown blob of really thick and sticky snot. It's gross and it has me worried. I have a doctor's appointment next month and will probably tell him about it.

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