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Can A Tonsillectomy Cure Nose Bleeds
That depends on why: Your nose is congested. Allergies? Infection? Many won't cure overnight. Afrin nasal spray is awesome - but use must be time-limited. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. ...Read more
Can a mild deviated septum cause semi frequent nose bleeds? If so how or why does it cause nose bleeds?
Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?
Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a sinus infection That being said, sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you may be getting worse because you need an antibiotic. ...Read more
No: In general, tonsillectomy is for recurrent tonsillitis or tonsillar hypertrophy(enlargement) that is causing obstructive symptoms in the throat, not the nose. For the nose, there are intranasal procedures. Sometimes the adenoids(upper throat, behind the nose) can cause nasal obstruction and these can be removed. See an ENT to evaluate your problem. ...Read more
Depends on cause: There are many causes of runny nose. Most commonly: allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis. More unusual and rare causes include spinal fluid leakage in someone who has had nasal surgery. First the cause should be identified by an allergist. If allergic in nature, there are a medications and immunotherapy, for vasomotor there are also medications and possible experimental surgery that can help. ...Read more
No cure: There's no immediate "cure", but if you want instant relief a decongestant nasal spray is your best bet. Be careful, though, because if you use decongestant nasal spray longer than about 3 days you'll get hooked on it and not be able to breathe without it. It's best used only in emergencies (for diving, in airplanes, if you've really got to sleep and can't breathe) and only for a few days. ...Read more
Bend vs protrusion : a deviated septum is a bending of the wall that divides the right side of the nose from the left side. A polyp is a mass that has a stalk-like projection usually form the sidewalks of the nose and not the wall down the middle. They are treated very differently. The septum is made of bone/cartilage whereas a polyp is tissue ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Neti pots can be: Helpful to reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more
Will chronic rhinitis last forever? I mean, will I ever get rid of it? No allergies, nasal polyps or deviated septum. Stuffy nose so often!
Start simple: First start with a pure antihistamine to see if allergy may be playing a role. Zyrtec, Claritin or alavert are otc and worth trying. If after a few days there is no improvement then try a decongestant as well. If after a few days you are still blocked you should see your family doctor for a prescription nasal spray either a steroid or an antihistamine. If that doesn't help you need to see an ent. ...Read more
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