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How to reduce the drainage of a nose piercing?

How to reduce the drainage of a nose piercing?

Remove the piercing: Im not sure what you mean by "drainage". Hopefully you mean just clear mucous. The only defense the nose has is to make mucous. If it thinks your piercing is a problem it will respond by secreting more mucous. If your "drainage" is pus because your piercing is infected you must remove it right away. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Can you get an abscess in the side of your nose from a nose piercing?

Can you get an abscess in the side of your nose from a nose piercing?

Yes: An abscess is an infection and if the procedure was done with unclean instruments or the area is not kept clean an infection may develop. See your md--internist, family medicine or dermotologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can Flonase help the swelling of a middle nasal septum?

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How can Flonase help the swelling of a middle nasal septum?

It doesn't: Flonase should not be aimed at the septum since it will likely cause nosebleeds. The nasal septum does not swell much if at all . If aimed towards the side of the nose where the swelling occurs, it works by reducing inflammation which accounts for much of the nasal symptoms including swelling. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate the pain of a septum piercing?

How can I alleviate the pain of a septum piercing?

Septal piercing: It is not advisable to pierce your septum. If you have already and you are experiencing pain, have your nose evaluated for infection. ...Read more

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How can I best clear the nasal passages of a newborn?

How can I best clear the nasal passages of a newborn?

Nasal saline: Keeping the nasal passages clear of mucous with generous amounts of nasal saline & suction is your best basic rx. The saline thins the mucous so it can drain out of the narrow nasal passages & more air can move through. ...Read more

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How to decrease the size of nose?

How to decrease the size of nose?

Rhinoplasty: The only way to decrease the size of your nose is surgically (rhinoplasty). See a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a deviated septum to affect how the mucus drains out of the nose?

Is it possible for a deviated septum to affect how the mucus drains out of the nose?

Yes not directly: Mucus flow will depend on several factors but with severe septal deflection may contribute to nasal airway obstruction, sinusitis and thickening of the mucus. ...Read more

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What is the right cream or ointment to accelerate the healing after nose surgery? I plan to have nose surgery to correct my excessively long and narrow nose. What should I know about choosing a cream or ointment to improve the healing of the skin followin

What is the right cream or ointment to accelerate the healing after nose surgery? I plan to have nose surgery to correct my excessively long and narrow nose. What should I know about choosing a cream or ointment to improve the healing of the skin followin

My : My suggestions to patients regarding how to take care of their incision lines includes twice daily application of diluted peroxide followed by plain vaseline (for 10-14 days). I find this helps the healing process. There's not much else for you to do to accelerate the skin healing otherwise. Your surgeon may have their own recommendations so i would suggest following what he or she suggests. ...Read more

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What is the right cream or ointment to accelerate the healing after nose surgery? I plan to have nose surgery to correct my excessively long and narrow nose. What should I know about choosing a cream or ointment to improve the healing of the skin followin

What is the right cream or ointment to accelerate the healing after nose surgery? I plan to have nose surgery to correct my excessively long and narrow nose. What should I know about choosing a cream or ointment to improve the healing of the skin followin

If : If you are having an "open" nasal procedure, you will likely have a small incision at the under surface of the end of your nose called the columella. There is no specific ointment that will accelerate the healing process, but the goal is to provide your incision line with an environment that will optimize the healing process. Your surgeon will likely have his or her own wound care instructions. Thus, i would follow the instructions given by your surgeon, but the following regimen works well for my patients. I have them gently clean their incision with a 50-50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water with a q-tip. Some bubbling results, which help dissolve crusts that often form on incision lines. After cleaning the wound, they aplly a thin layer of a petrolatum based ointment (vaseline, aquaphor) with a q-tip. The wound care is typically performed three to four times a day and for the first two weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a nonmedicated saline nasal spray to get stuck in the nasal cavity and cause of ear infection in a five-year-old?

Is it possible for a nonmedicated saline nasal spray to get stuck in the nasal cavity and cause of ear infection in a five-year-old?

Ear infection causes: Ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Noses are full of bacteria anyway. Saline rinses away a few bacteria; if the bottle is dirty, saline may add a few bacteria to the nose, but they won't often travel to the ear because the Eustachian tube is a tiny passage, esp in children. Droplets of water sprayed in nose are only in the nose a few minutes. Squeeze bottle irrigation CAN hurt ears. ...Read more

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How can I clear the nasal passages of an infant?

How can I clear the nasal passages of an infant?

Saline and suction.: You can use saline nasal drops, which can be purchased over-the-counter and a bulb syringe/nasal aspirator, which you may have received in the hospital after the infant's birth. Otherwise you can purchase one in the pharmacy. Put the drops in the nostrils and attempt to aspirate the loosened mucous with the aspirator. Even if you can't aspirate any mucous, the saline will loosen it. ...Read more

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How to eliminate the phlegm in my nasal passage?

How to eliminate the phlegm in my nasal passage?

May need allergy fix: Could be due to allergies. Possibly sinus disease. Either way, see an ENT for help. ...Read more

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What can a person who pierced a nipple take to reduce the risk of infection?

What can a person who pierced a nipple take to reduce the risk of infection?

Keep it clean: Hopefully you assured the piercing place was certified and clean. After that, keep the area clean and you can use topical antibx to the area to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling on a triple helix piercing?

How can I reduce the swelling on a triple helix piercing?

See MD: They will likely prescribe antibiotics, and perhaps like me, tell you take the piercing out! ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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