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ericsson2416 Amateur 17 posts since
Jul 9, 2007
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Jul 21, 2006 1:23 PM

Swimmers Ear? How about Swimmers nose?

After swimming I have water that runs out of my nose. When I finish swimming I'm fine - this happens when I bend over (up to two hours later) and depending on how long I swim it can be up to a syringe full that drains out in a continuous stream (I know, it?s weird). There is not pressure felt prior and if I've been swimming in the pool the water smells like chlorine. Has anyone else experienced something like this? Any ideas why this is happening?

  • triruth Pro 174 posts since
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    1. Jul 23, 2006 1:16 PM (in response to ericsson2416)
    Re: Swimmers Ear? How about Swimmers nose?

    All I can think of is that it has something to do with your sinuses. See an ear, nose, and throat specialist.

  • Werts1 Amateur 11 posts since
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    2. Sep 16, 2010 6:29 PM (in response to ericsson2416)
    Re: Swimmers Ear? How about Swimmers nose?

    When you are swimming you are pulling water into your sinuses through your nose. Instead of blowing bubbles through your nose or just using your mouth to breath you are doing the opposite. As you swim you are sniffing in with your nose. The water then goes up your nose and will fill into your sinuses located by your nose. After you get out of the pool it is natural for your nose to drain excess fluid. This is what you are seeing even after being out of the pool for a while. It is the same thing that happens if you buy a Netti Pot from the pharmacy. This item allows you to flush your sinuses by pouring saline water into one nostril and it literally pours out the opposite nostril. When you swim breathe through your mouth - inhale and exhale. If you feel like water is going into the nose then slowly blow bubbles through your nose. When you stop and your head is out of the water don't sniff in because this will put water in your sinus. Hope this helps.

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