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Will using a nasal spray steroid improve a deviated septum

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Although a steroid nasal spray may help with allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing it will not improved the actual anato ... Read More
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Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: A nasal steroid spray may reduce some nasal congestion especially if that is due to allergies or swelling. A deviated septum means the bone and cartil ... Read More
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Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No: But it may improve nasal obstruction from allergies or vasomotor rhinitis.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: A deviated nasal septum is crooked or displaced cartilage and bone inside the nose. This can only be corrected with surgery. Noses sprays may provide ... Read More
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Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No: No, but they may treat nasal congestion.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: The dose is micrograms, even if absorbed won't cause side effects, just be careful to use it right, avoid contact with the nasal septum, direct it tow ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
As long as needed: Steroid nasal sprays do not cure your allergies, but prevent the allergic inflammation. Once the medicine is stopped, your symptoms will return if you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Nasal steoids: 2 to 4 days to start. Give it a week to judge the effects. Use properly and consistantly.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Neti pot: Yes but do the neti pot first then wait a while, blow your nose and then use the steroid spray.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nose bleed: Some individuals develop a nose bleed from them. There are rare cases of nasal septal perforation and glaucoma, but generally speaking they are very s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No,: Nasacort (triamcinolone) is OTC
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: I am not sure what you are asking, but some people are allergic to nasal sprays that have steroid in them, and the medication itself can cause an irri ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No: No.

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