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Does anyone else get blocked sinuses after long sessions on the bike? The first time it happened, I thought I'd just caught a cold. Then I thought it might be hayfever due to moving to the countryside. But now I'm pretty sure I've got sinusitis.

It usually clears up after a few days but it's a real nuisance. I'm warm on the bike. It's not cold in the area I'm cycling in and feel fine whilst riding. It's usually the next day it manifests itself. Other than not going out on the bike, any suggestions?

I don't have any health problems so am wondering why it's happening.

Any advice much appreciated.

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paulrbarnard [182 posts] 2 years ago
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I don't get clogged up just get my nose running like a tap for a few days. It seems to be weather independent.

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Tom Amos [236 posts] 2 years ago
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Paul, my nose runs on the bike, like everyone else I understand. Then I get home and I'm fine. Next day, it all kicks off. I'm beginning to think it may have something to do with the cold air - even though it's not that cold.

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cockneyboy [31 posts] 2 years ago
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Had the same problem to such an extent that I paid a trip to the GP. Apparently as the body heats up the nasal passages can constrict. I was given a steroid spray to use which keeps the nasal passages open and has no adverse effects. Nose runs like a bugger (always did) but seems to have worked for me.

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Tom Amos [236 posts] 2 years ago
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Aha! So it's not just me. Thanks for that cockneyboy. Appreciated!