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Sore Throat day after rides... from mouth breathing, or overreaching?

Old 09-06-09, 10:12 AM
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Sore Throat day after rides... from mouth breathing, or overreaching?

To start, I have a crooked nose (deviated septum) which very much impedes my airflow through my nose when exercising. So, when out cycling, I breath through my mouth almost 100% of the time.

I am getting mild sore throats the day after rides, and am curious if anyone else is a mouth-breather when they ride, and if you think the throat irritation is from that, or if it's part of my immune system being impaired after all the exertion.
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Old 09-06-09, 11:46 AM
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I also have a deviated septum and cannot breath in my left nostril hardly at all. As long as I hydrate I'm usually OK but in colder or very hot weather this is not always the ssame case. Cyclists are very susceptible to colds. If it persists you may consider a septoplasty.

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Old 09-06-09, 04:16 PM
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beware the rest of the mouthbreathers here on bf
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overreaching, with your mouth? what the hell are you doing besides cycling? ha ha
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I had the same problem after I first started putting in a lot of miles. It went away after a couple of months. I also eliminated sweet drinks during rides and switched to water which seemed to help.
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