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Sinus Problem

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Spearomania Desperata
Apr 10, 2004
Hello All

Just a question towards any doctors of the forum or others possessing relevant knowledge to advise on my situation.

I am suffering from (what appears to be) chronic moderately inflamed sinuses, that get extremely irritated by freediving (equalisation).

Ive been experiencing this condition since the previous summer as an aftereffect of a very severe case of chickenpox (those of you that went through it as adults should know...).

Since then my entire nasal area has remained irritated and swollen from my nostrils (internally) to underneath my eyebrows. Externally the area surrounding the cartilage on the tip of my nose has been particularly swollen in what seems to be a permanent manner. Ive been to a few doctors and have gotten nowhere close to an accurate diagnosis or effective treatment.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.


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