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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably not: If your symptoms are truly due to allergies, surgery is unlikely to help unless you also have nasal polyps, chronic sinus infections, or a deviated se ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ok if under local: Anesthesia.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience in Podiatry
Surgery: That depends on how stuffy your nose is. If you have a head cold and you are having general anesthesia as you state , the surgery will probably be po ... Read More
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Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience in General Surgery
Stuffy nose: this will only be determined by your Anasthesiologist the morning of the surgery. But as long as you don't have any breathing difficulties they will p ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not good idea: Hold off.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cause not treated?: If the cause was sinusitis and your surgery did not include sinus surgery, you probably still have sinusitis. There is a possibility also that your he ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Runny nose: Depends how long ago since you had the septoplasty. Be patient adn go back to your surgeon if it didn't improve over the coming weeks.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely f ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Up to a month: It took mine about that long to heal up. Individual results may vary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Ask your surgeon : I certainly would not want to counter the recommendations ornoffer advice that would conflict with that was provided by your surgeon. Contact your sur ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
18 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
See your doctor : A runny nose can be caused by many things: allergies, post surgical swelling, irritation of the mucosa from a splint, suture or other causes. Not know ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
URI: Winter's not over yet. Upper respiratory infection. Viruses, strep are still very common this time of year. Tonsils are immune tissues in the back of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Usually not.: Unless you specifically request (and pay for) cosmetic changes to your nose, deviated septum surgery corrects the internal deformity of your septum. S ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Runny nose after sur: Irrigate your nose and put a dressing over the nose to catch the drainage. You can try some afrin (oxymetazoline) for the congestion. Good luck.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Cold or allergies: Cold and allergy symptoms can be similar. Allergies tend to be chronic or recurrent and generally involve sneezing, itchy eyes, clear runny nose and/o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Healing: With rhinoplasty some incisions within the nose can not be closed so you must let them heal.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not recommended: This is not typically advised. Although it may loosen crust, it may also cause vasodilatation and an increased tendency for bleeding. However, individ ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
18 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Check with your dr. : I would recommend Normal Saline starting post op day #1, but would not use Hypertonic Saline with a fresh wound. Nasal saline gel is usually just as e ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: A little bit of blood tinged stuff or small blood clots can be expected in the 1st couple of weeks. But if you suffer from profuse bleeding , contact ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sinus: I suspect this started like an ordinary cold but at this point you may have a sinus infection. Contact your doctor for a more in-depth evaluation sin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose: hard to answer without a complete exam to look at the anatomy. Rule out nasal polyps, sinus issues etc
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: But in my experience, having sneezing spells (especially if you have eye symptoms) points more to allergic than non-allergic. Nonallergic rhinitis i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
12 years experience in Family Medicine
Rest, hydration: You most likely have a virus causing your current symptoms and will have to wait for your body to naturally get rid of it. If you are suffering from ... Read More

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