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What is a perforated nasal septum?

What is a perforated nasal septum?

Hole in the nose: This can be due to trauma, a history if nose bleeds or cauderization, previous nasal surgery and sometimes an autoimmune disorder or even a malignancy (cancer). You should be evaluated by an ent!

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Dr. James Krick
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Perforated Nasal Septum (Definition)

Perforated nasal septum is a symptom in which a person has a hole between the left and right nostrils, through the middle divider (septum) in his nose. The perforation can be caused by cancer, ...Read more


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What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

Bleeding and crustin: The signs of a perforated (hole in) nasal septum include nasal obstruction, scabbing, bleeding, and maybe noisy breathing. To prevent scabbing and bleeding, use saline nasal spray frequently. Keep a vaporizer in your bedroom to use at night. Go see an ENT to get a complete nasal exam.

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I have a small perforated nasal septum. What surgery is proven to be the most successful in treating this. How can I stop the whistle until surgery?

I have a small perforated nasal septum. What surgery is proven to be the most successful in treating this. How can I stop the whistle until surgery?

Perforated septum: The options for treating a perforated septum are wearing a septal button to block the hole or to undergo surgical repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

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Have a perforated nasal septum and recently was prescribed rhinicort aqua. Worried it will make my condition worse. Should I be?

Have a perforated nasal septum and recently was prescribed rhinicort aqua. Worried it will make my condition worse. Should I be?

Nasal spray: Be sure to spray it onto your turbinates and avoid spraying your septum. Ask your doctor to instruct you in proper use of the medication.

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Any good alternatives to rhinicort aqua? Works amazingly for me, but I have a perforated nasal septum and am worried it'll make my condition worse.

Any good alternatives to rhinicort aqua? Works amazingly for me, but I have a perforated nasal septum and am worried it'll make my condition worse.

Not really: Of all the sprays that we use inside people's noses for nasal problems Rhinocort Aqua is probably the least likely to cause inflammation or irritation. That being said, having a perforation makes any nasal steroid a potential issue. Antihistamines and decongestants can be tried to avoid directly inflaming your nose.

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Is a Nasal Septum Perforation Bad?

Is a Nasal Septum Perforation Bad?

NASAL PERFORATION: Yes NASAL PERFORATION is serious. The top causes are nose picking and cocaine use. You need a full exam and ENT consult with nasal endoscopy and CT scan. Surgery is normally required. Please get prompt attention!

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What should I do with Nasal Septum Perforation while at home? Can it heal on its own?

What should I do with Nasal Septum Perforation while at home? Can it heal on its own?

Depends upon size: A small nasal septum perforation may heal up on its own. It probably will not heal up if it is large. The best things you can do are to not smoke or inhale any toxic substances and stay in general good health. Exercise, healthy diet and a multivitamin are good ideas.

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Will Nasal Saline spray help with my nasal septum perforation? How can I tell if it is large?

Will Nasal Saline spray help with my nasal septum perforation? How can I tell if it is large?

URGENT ENT RVAL: Top 2 causes are nose picking and cocaine use. Rare autoimmune conditions may alo be an etiology. You need a through exam and blood work. An excellent ENT CONDULT

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Will aiming rhinocort aqua away from the perforation in my nasal septum reduce the likelihood of complications?

Will aiming rhinocort aqua away from the perforation in my nasal septum reduce the likelihood of complications?

Nasal spray: Be sure to spray it onto your turbinates and avoid spraying your septum. Ask your doctor to instruct you in proper use of the medication.

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I have a perforation in my nasal septum and my nose is always dry and congested. I've tried saline solution, singular, and oil of oregano. Not work?

Difficult: A septal perforation will usually cause chronic dry, crusty nose and sometimes bloody discharge. Nasal saline, neti pot rinses can help, but sometimes nasal ointment like Bacitracin or neosporin can provide additional relief. Otherwise, see an ENT to evaluate for repair of the defect.

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What is a deviated nasal septum?

What is a deviated nasal septum?

Septum=wall in nose: Septum is the latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall that divides the right side of the nasal cavity from the left. When it is deviated it shifts to one side or the other. If severe, it can alter. Slow or obstruct the flow of air on one side or the other.

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What is a deviated nasal septum caused by?

What is a deviated nasal septum caused by?

Genetics, Trauma: Deviated septum is either caused by some form of nose trauma at any point in life, but it can also be caused by you inherited genes. Good luck from nyc.

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What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

Nasal blockage: The most common symptom of a deviated septum is blockage of the nasal passages. This usually affects one side more than the other and never goes away. If you suffer from constant nasal blockage then you should be evaluated by a qualified ENT surgeon.

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Deviated nasal septum (right side), what to do?

Deviated nasal septum (right side), what to do?

See an ENT: A deviated septum only needs to be fixed if it is causing significant symptoms, typically nasal obstruction. Obviously, the term "signficant symptoms" is subjective and worth discussing with an ENT physician.

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What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

Trauma: A septum can naturally grow to one side or the other and a trauma can deviate the septum. Either way the septum that is supposed to be straight and in the middle is blocking the airway on one side or the other and rarely on both sides.

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What are some remedies for a deviated nasal septum?

What are some remedies for a deviated nasal septum?

Deviated Septum: A deviated nasal septum can make it more difficult to breathe through the nose and can make the nose look crooked. The breathing problem can be helped by surgery to remove or straighten the deviated septum. Health insurance may pay for this. Surgery can also be done to improve a crooked nose. This is a cosmetic procedure that most health insurance companies do not pay for.

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What can be done to correct a deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: If you are noticing nasal blockage, you could consider a surgical procedure called septoplasty. This could relieve the obstruction from the deviated septum.

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How much does it hurt to repair a deviated nasal septum?

How much does it hurt to repair a deviated nasal septum?

Not much: Most of my patients complain of nose soreness rather than pain. There is some stuffiness and congestion that accompanies the recovery, but there should not be much pain. I should note that I do not use nasal packing after septoplasty...This was routinely done in years past and that nasal packing was quite painful. With these newer techniques, recovery is usually mild.

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What can a crooked nasal septum or deviated septum cause?

What can a crooked nasal septum or deviated septum cause?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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