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How Septum Piercings Affect Your Sinuses
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
Good question: Rhino-sinusitis is a viral/bacterial or rarely a fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses caused by obstruction of the very narrow entrances to the sinus cavities from the nose. As such, a deviated septum would have to be so severe as to obstruct those openings. However, your surgeon may opt to correct such a deviated septum, if access to the sinuses is obstructed by the septum. ...Read more
Sinus connection: The nasal cavity and the ear are connected by a conduit called the eustachian tube. This tube helps drain ear contents and equalize pressure in the ear. During sinus infections, the nasal cavity is congested or inflamed and the opening of the eustachian tube in the back of the nose also gets swollen/blocked - causing ear symptoms due to unequal ear pressure or collection fluid in the ear. ...Read more
Whats a nasal valve collapse? how does it relate to my deviated septum and chronic sinus infections? will septoplasty correct or is it separate op?
Possible: Regular septal surgery shouldn't change the shape if the surgery was done just to correct a deviation due to obstruction. Sometimes the nasal bones or the cartilages of the tip are modified, usually for cosmetic reasons along with fixing the deviated septum.This is called a septorhinoplasty. If too much cartilage is removed, the bridge can sag leading to a "saddle nose" not a good thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy symptoms: Most people know that allergies caused by allergic antibodies (ige) can cause itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing and clear runny nose but swelling in the nasaal cavity can also cause ear problems such as fluid build-up behind the ear drum. This can cause decrease hearing, pain or pressure, ringing and occasionally vetigo (spinning or dizziness). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rarely: Most commercial airplanes are able to maintain acceptable cabin pressures so permanent injury is rare unless flying with an upper respiratory infection or active ear infection. If you have no active ear problems and are able to clear your ears you should have no issue with flying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May straighten nose : If the deviated septum is contributing to any crookedness in your nose, correcting this deviation will likely change your nose's appearance by making it look straighter. Otherwise, since the septum is on the inside of the nose, septoplasty surgery has little effect on the nose's appearance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Septoplasty and: Adenoidectomy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rarely: Sinus infection and middle ear infection may co-exist with the cause being an upper respiratory tract viral infection. However, it is not common for sinusitis and inner ear disease to co-exist. Inner ear infection should lead to vertigo and/or inner ear hearing loss. Do you have the latter symptoms? ...Read more
Not that i know of: it can cause skin discoloration, but I have never heard of anybody with that complaint from smoking. Drinking can cause capillary engorgement in some people, particularly those with acne rosacea, which can result in a large and bulbous nose (the "WC Fields" nose) which can be quite deforming. But I have never heard of or seen anything similar with tobacco smoking. ...Read more
Can sinusitis affect blood vessels in brain in any way?? if so,how? Can repeatedly blowing your nose hard affect eyes or ears.. Or brain?,
Maybe: In some cases, migraine headaches can involve changes in cerebral blood flow. Interestingly, treating a type of chronic sinus disease known as vasomotor rhinitis with nasal anti-histamine results in desensitization of the TRPV1 receptor and can improve migraines. As for blowing your nose hard: this raises intracranial pressure and can cause ears to pop and even broken blood vessels in the eye ...Read more
Usually with scopes: During endoscopic sinus surgery your surgeon will use an endoscope an identify the blocked or diseased sinus openings and then will widen those openings with various instruments or balloons. Then the actual sinuses will be irrigated to remove debris. For more detailed info visit www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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