Plugged nose after a session

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Plugged nose after a session

Postby Hoosier Daddy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:20 am

I'm not sure if there's been a thread about this topic, if so please stear me to it. Probably 85% of the time, after a good session on the lake my nose gets totally plugged up and sometimes drips for 24-48 hours. I've heard of several solutions including neti pot, needleless syringes shot into the nostrils after a session, over the counter nose sprays and antihistimine pills, prescription nose sprays and sinus pills etc. I'm interested in who has had this problem and has found a solution that works for them.

I've found the neti pot works sometimes and sometimes not. I'm just experimenting now with Nasonex.
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Re: Plugged nose after a session

Postby ironben » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:35 am

well , I have the same thing.
it is something in the water. this happen in different parts of the year.
try something for allergy. I get this at Wolf and Lake Michigan.
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Re: Plugged nose after a session

Postby Jimbo » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:57 pm

Hey Ben!

The best thing I have found for sinus spray is a product called "Xlear" with Xylitol. I use it for everything, I keep it my car and use it asap when I am done Kiting, colds, allergies. :D
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Re: Plugged nose after a session

Postby adseguy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:02 pm

I think Jimbo has the right idea. Whatever it is you use, make sure to use it right away. I personally use the netipot if I start getting the stuffy nose after sessions. Like Ben said it's only certain times of the year for some reason. Never in the spring.
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Re: Plugged nose after a session

Postby Northerner » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:53 am

Yep I used to get the same thing. Never in spring and always in lakes with a high algae and organic matter count. Winnebago and Green bay was the worst place for me for years. So I think it is our sinuses reacting to organic matter being rammed up our noses during big crashes. 1-3 days I could not taste food as my sinuses became so inflamed.

Solution for me was Rhinocort. I have tried other versions of the nose spray but this works the best by far. Its not cheap at all in here, but insurance should cover it. In Bangkok I could buy the exact same product made by the same company for $7.25 a bottle here it retails for around $200.

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Re: Plugged nose after a session

Postby Hoosier Daddy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:09 am

My doc says it's definately an alergic reaction to something in the water. When I asked him what he said "I don't know. There's no study I know of that's tested alergic reactions to algae blooms in fresh water lakes." Is that Rhinocort a prescription? And are you supposed to use it daily all summer or just after a session? They say Nasonex is supposed to be used daily though I'm trying it first just after sessions.
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Re: Plugged nose after a session

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:05 am

I don't think it is just the lake water. When I was riding on the North sea back home I had it every time as well after each session.Even on my last week trip to the Caribbean my nose got stuffed after a good kiting session (and I am not talking about other things that you can stuff your nose with :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ). I think it is more your body responding when your nose gets flushed by water after a good crash. I see it as when you get a cut it bleeds at first and after a watery solution starts to cover the wound to start the healing process.
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Re: Plugged nose after a session

Postby Northerner » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:27 am

Rhino court is prescription. I use it 2-3 times a week during the summer and early fall and then before or after a session. No problems at all after using the product.

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