My boyfriend has had a hard time breathing over the

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Q: My boyfriend has had a hard time breathing over the past several years (more than 5 as that's how long we have been together). He can't eat food without stopping and opening his mouth to breathe. Every night he breathes through his mouth which really bothers him. One time he was sick so he decided to use Otrivin which opened his breathing up and he was so happy he wouldn't stop talking about it. This was short lived of course. His doctor thought it was his allergies as he is allergic to everything and prescribed this nasal spray to help open his sinuses. He lied and said it worked but he continued to be completely plugged up. He has tried taking allergy medicine but that hasn't worked and we have taken precautions in our home (bed) to reduce allergens. Nothing is working and I am afraid that he has gone so long with this inflammation that's it's caused permanent damage. I just want to know your thoughts, other possibilities, and where we can go from here. Thanks.

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