Repair of collapse

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  • 1 year ago

Hello, I have had 5 sinus surgeries over the past 30 years.  I have a terrible time breathing, especially at night.  I went to my ENT.  He said I need to relax my muscles and the nostril will open, which is true.  However, when I sleep it collapses and I snore terribly.  It not only disrupts my husbands sleep it is taking its toll on me.  My ENT says its a complicated surgery to repair.  But I'm desperate.  I use nose cones, but my nostril collapses and crushes it closed, they're too soft.  I'd like to have a permanent solution.  Has anyone had a collapse repaired?

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Hi there,

I'm not sure what sort of sinus surgeries you've had in the past, but fixing a collapse often involves some sort of graft. I've had this done with cartilage from my ear and it worked quite well. In the meantime, have you tried Breathe Right nose strips? They work great at night!

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Thank you for responding. I have tried the strips. My nose is too flat to pull it upward. I use nose cones. My left nostril collapses the cone. I've doubled the cone to try and hold it open, no luck. I've seen metal cones and was going to try that.
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