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How does having hole in nasal septum change things?

How does having hole in nasal septum change things?

Depends on size...: Hi. Small holes can be asymptomatic or can whistle when you breath. Medium size holes can cause nose bleeds and crusting. Larger holes can cause symptoms of nasal airway obstruction or may even result in collapse of the nasal bridge causing a saddle nose deformity. ...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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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, ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left. Is this serious?

5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left. Is this serious?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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