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(NEWSER)– Ever have a stuffy nose you couldn't seem to shake? Now imagine that it lingers for 18 years, and you'll have a sense of Illinois resident Nadia Campbell's misery.

"I used to wake up at night literally every hour to blow my nose because there was so much congestion and difficulty breathing," the 38-year-old tells Loyola Medicine. "I never got a restful night’s sleep." She visited five specialists and had three surgeries over the years, all to no avail—until doctors at Loyola University's health system figured out the problem, reports ABC News. Introducing Samter’s triad, a rare condition recognized fairly recently that involves a combination of asthma, nasal polyps, and sensitivity to aspirin.

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