The nose does not breathe, what should I do?
Violation of normal nasal breathing is oftenleads to a decrease in the quality of life of a person due to discomfort. If the nose is not constantly breathing, it can cause some complications. These include: headache, sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, snoring, nasal polyposis, neuroses, chronic fatigue, vegetative-vascular dystonia, insufficient oxygen saturation of the brain, which is fraught with mental retardation in children.
Why the nose does not breathe
Violation of normal nasal breathing is usually considered if:
- the nose is laid, which leads to the fact that breathing is not free, not full and causes discomfort;
- there is a periodic respiration with the mouth, even during sleep;
- there is an asymmetry of nasal breathing, that is, one half of the nose breathes much worse than the other;
Causes of nasal breathing:
- increased nasal congestion due to vasomotor, hypertrophic or allergic rhinitis;
- curvature of the septum of the nose: deformation, the presence of thorns, crests;
- the presence of polyps, adenoids in the nasal cavity;
- deformation of the external nose due to trauma.
Treatment of impaired nasal breathing
If the nose does not breathe, what should I do? Long-term practice of ENT doctors has achieved great success. They successfully developed, tested and applied very effective methods for the restoration of nasal breathing to date. If the nose does not breathe at all, the otolaryngologist will determine the reason for the examination and prescribe the appropriate therapy.
Let's consider some kinds of treatment of nasal breathing disorders:
- Vasomotor rhinitis, causes dependence ondrops for the nose with prolonged use. He is treated mostly out-patiently - cauterized submucous nasal concha, exposure to it by radio waves, laser or argon-plasma.
- Elimination of the curvature of the septum of the noseare produced under stationary conditions. Here you can not do without surgical intervention. The specialist removes the curved fragments of cartilage and nasal bone, while leaving even fragments.
- If there is a combination of vasomotor rhinitis withthe curvature of the septum of the nose, in this case, the intervention is carried out, both on the mucous membrane and on the nasal septum. Such manipulations are carried out only in stationary conditions.
- Polyposis of the nose is treated endoscopically -conduct polyphetmoiditomy. The effect of this procedure lasts for a relatively longer period than with the usual polypotomy or the evaporation of the nose polyps with a laser.
Do not breathe a nose during pregnancy
When pregnancy is hormonal adjustment inthe body of a woman, which is why she is the cause of the usual stuffy nose or runny nose. Hormones affect not only the stuffiness of the nose, but also its shape. Often, women pay attention that their spout turns into a potato. But we want to reassure you, such changes will take place at the end of pregnancy.
Some future mothers mark nasalbleeding during pregnancy. Here everything is simple - the reason is the increase in the level of hormones: estrogen and progesterone. This leads to a thinning of the walls of blood vessels and increased blood supply. In spite of everything, nosebleeds, as, indeed, the swelling of the nasal mucosa during pregnancy requires an appeal to a specialist. Since bleeding can be caused by high blood pressure, which in turn negatively affects the feto-placental circulation, which can even provoke abortion.
How to improve nasal breathing during pregnancy
Rid of sinusitis can be washed cavitynose, provided that the treatment is prescribed by a doctor. To do this, you just need to buy sea salt, prepare a solution from it and wash the nasal passages. In addition to washing, pregnant women are advised to avoid smoked places and increase the amount of liquid used. It is also possible to combine washing the nose with acupressure and taking antihistamines.
Nasal breathing disorders in children
Adenoids are a lymphoid tissue, located in thepharynx and in the nose that supports immunity. But if this tissue grows, then the air that gets into the nose does not get warm, microorganisms accumulate on it and infectious processes in the lower parts of the respiratory tract are possible. In this regard, children are often ill with colds. Adenoids usually decrease in size with age and regress independently in adulthood. Adenoids can increase after a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract.
Symptoms of adenoids:
- violation of nasal breathing - the child does not breathe through the nose at night, sleeps with an open mouth;
- hearing loss;
- the child is apathetic, wakes up in the morning tired;
- delay in speech development;
- decrease in voice timbre;
- disruption of the gastrointestinal tract;
- respiratory disorders: asthma attacks, cough at night;
- tenderness of the lymph nodes of the neck;
- ear pain.
With an exacerbation, which lasts about a week,there is a fever of up to 39 ° C, burning pain in the nasopharynx. With frequent acute respiratory disease, chronic adenoiditis develops. It is characterized by vomiting after eating, a sudden cough due to the flow of mucus from the nasopharynx, difficulty breathing and swallowing due to the spread of inflammation, the nose does not breathe, there is no snot. X-rays and rhinoscopy help in diagnosing.
Causes of adenoiditis - any untreatedchronic inflammation of the upper respiratory tract leads to stagnant phenomena of blood and lymph in the nasopharynx. That leads to disruption of the immune system, which is not sufficiently developed in children. Treatment of adenoiditis is prescribed by ENT doctor and consists in the removal of adenoids - adenotomy. The operation is performed by a special tool without anesthesia, as it is practically painless and can be repeated 2-3 times, if necessary.