Is it just me, or do any of you have this peculiar problem. One of my nostrils always seems to be less 'breathable' than the other, and this will switch from nostril to nostril over the course of the day. It's not really noticeable, but it's there nonetheless. When I run, or do any sort of vigorous activity, it goes away, but it eventually comes back.
Now, I looked this up, and I found that it's supposedly normal. And no, I don't have a deviated septum. The only discrepancy I've found is that this happened to my dad when he was younger, and disappeared around 20 or so. Does that happen?
No. It's nothing wrong with you. It's just how we are. The nostril closes up with mucus and snot and whatever else because you're body needs to get rid of those dead white blood cells that died fighting the good fight and your body knows that one nostril is enough. So, it claims the other nostril as a storage dump until it's needed.
I too suffered this in my youth and it seems to have rectified itself – at one point I even went to the doctor because I was convinced that I had something jammed up there.
He found nothing – this happened when I was about 9 or 10 years old and I just checked after reading your post (oh come on I bet everyone tried) and both nostrils seem to be clear.
My word, what strange topics we have to comment on here.
I have the same problem too, I am older than 20 years and still happens to me, as a matter of fact I am suffuering it right now, lol. It is nothing important, I have noticed than is happens more often in winter and autum than in hotter days.
i think i have some breathing problems too. Just do what i do and breathe from your mouth.
I think people have this as more of a problem while they are sleeping than awake. My husband has a lot of breathing problems while he's sleeping
This is something that I, too, have noticed over the past several years. I'm 24 now, if that means anything. It would be nice if it went away, I suppose. I've always been something of a mouth breather...
Anyway, I don't think there's anything terribly abnormal about it.