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Anything to help with septal perforation crusting?

Anything to help with septal perforation crusting?

Ponaris oil: There is a wonderful over-the-counter product called ponaris oil. It is made of medicinal plant oils and helps moisten the nose and prevent crusting. You use a half of a dropper full twice a day. It can be ordered online. ...Read more

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Septal Perforation (Definition)

A hole in the nasal septum caused most often by trauma and drug abuse. Less common in patients with chronic renal failure. Generally causes nasal obstruction ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: septal perforation?

What is the definition or description of: septal perforation?

Septal perforation: A hole in the nasal septum caused most often by trauma and drug abuse. Less common in patients with chronic renal failure. Generally causes nasal obstruction symptoms and nose bleeds. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for septal perforation?

What's the treatment for septal perforation?

A few options: A septal perforation causes crusting and bleeding. Saline irrigations and mineral oil drops will help with the symptoms. Your ENT doctor can help you decide on long term fixes to solve this like a removable "button", or surgical repair of the hole. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for septal perforation?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for septal perforation?

Otolaryngologist/ENT: Otolayrngologist specialize in all things related to the nose. A septal perforation can be a challenging problem, so find one that has a lot of experience with it. ...Read more

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Septal perforation - possible causes besides cocaine?

Other possibilities: Cocaine, previous nose surgery, other types of nose trauma, chronic steroid sprays, and certain diseases such as wegener's granulomatosis can cause septal perforations. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can reduce septal perforation foul smell?

Can you tell me how I can reduce septal perforation foul smell?

Nasal mucus smell: Hello. My recommendations are first to drink adequate liquids. Second to wash your nose every evening with a saline wash then wait a few minutes. Finally spray OTC Nasacort (triamcinolone) into each nostril as directed at bedtime. Use this daily for at least 10-14 days. This will allow the nasacort (triamcinolone) time to decrease the intranasal inflammation. Continue this as long as needed. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of nasal septal perforation?

What are the possible causes of nasal septal perforation?

A few things: Cocaine, previous nose surgery, other types of nose trauma, chronic steroid sprays, and certain diseases such as wegener's granulomatosis can cause septal perforations. ...Read more

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Could nasal septal perforation grow bigger or enlarged with time?

Could nasal septal perforation grow bigger or enlarged with time?

Almost always: Septal perforations almost always get worse over time, and can eventually result in a "saddle nose" were the outside of the nose, the ridge, collapses like a saddle. ...Read more

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Can nasal septal perforation grow bigger or enlarged with time? Any help appreciated!

Can nasal septal perforation grow bigger or enlarged with time? Any help appreciated!

Perforated septum: Sometimes excessive crusting can be a sign of a perforation. Some patients feel irregular air flow too, The symptoms can vary with the size of the hole and the hole an progress. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Been prescribed Flixonase nasule drops and it says risk of septal perforation. I already have a hole in my septum from surgery. Will it make it bigger?

Been prescribed Flixonase nasule drops and it says risk of septal perforation. I already have a hole in my septum from surgery. Will it make it bigger?

Septal Perforation: It is possible that your existing perforation may worsen. Try to avoid nasal decongestant sprays that may further compromise vascular supply to the septum and worsen the perforation. ...Read more

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What's the risk of septal perforation from a revision rhinoplasty? I've heard the risk is higher with revision rhinoplasty than with primary rhinoplasty. Is that true? How high is the risk? .

What's the risk of septal perforation from a revision rhinoplasty? I've heard the risk is higher with revision rhinoplasty than with primary rhinoplasty. Is that true? How high is the risk? .

Depends: If septoplasty was done with the first surgery then the risk of perforation is higher with revision septorhinoplasty. If it was not then there is no higher risk. In any case the risk should be below 5% with an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon. ...Read more

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My nose whistles when completely clear, and my septum shakes violently when I blow my nose, could I have a septal perforation?

My nose whistles when completely clear, and my septum shakes violently when I blow my nose, could I have a septal perforation?

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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What is the aftercare for nasal septal perferation surgery with plastic splints?

What is the aftercare for nasal septal perferation surgery with plastic splints?

Care post nasal sc: Often nose is packed for several days then one keep head elevated moist sprays to nose avoid blowing nose too hard and should heal quickly. ...Read more

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Echo1.Old myocardial infraction (inferior+posterior+antero septal+apical) 2.Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. What medicine you prefer?

Echo1.Old myocardial infraction (inferior+posterior+antero septal+apical) 2.Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. What medicine you prefer?

A few: Assuming no medication side effects and normal vital signs in addition to no comorbidities that may play into this- daily aspirin, a beta blocker, statin and often an ace inhibitor. Each patient may need different things based on what else is going on. Have a conversation with your doc about it ...Read more

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THE RESULT OF MY ECG IS THIS " SEPTAL WALL ISCHEMIA C- IRBBB" WHAT DOES IT MINS. I AM TAKING RIFAMPICINE DRUG, MY DOCTOR SAID NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

THE RESULT OF MY ECG IS THIS " SEPTAL WALL ISCHEMIA C- IRBBB" WHAT DOES IT MINS. I AM TAKING RIFAMPICINE DRUG, MY DOCTOR SAID NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

ECG: At 28y the changes mentioned are unlikely to be from ischemia. Without knowing the patient and seeing the data however, that statement is the most we can make. Your doctor should have enough information to advise you better. ...Read more

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M having 40% perforated ear drum m on medications right now does my ear heal by its own in one month through medicines aur surgery needed?

M having 40% perforated ear drum m on medications right now does my ear heal by its own in one month through medicines aur surgery needed?

Depends: That is a fairly large perforation. It may heal on its own within 4 to 6 weeks. However, it is quite possible that it will not fully heal. At that point, you need to consider surgical repair. It's not mandatory, if you don't plan on swimming or getting the ear wet. However, most people would opt to have it repaired. ...Read more

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Dx CHF 2012 in ICU, problems since. History septal infarct, flutter. Tired, weak, arrhythmic, SOB, pain. No drugs/alcohol. Health not great. Help please.

Dx CHF 2012 in ICU, problems since. History septal infarct, flutter. Tired, weak, arrhythmic, SOB, pain. No drugs/alcohol. Health not great. Help please.

U need Cardiologist: The problems you indicate are important. Coronary artery blockage, atrial flutter, heart failure, medication side effects are all possible causes of your symptoms. Hopefully u have a heart doctor. U need to sit with him/her and go over everything. Best Wishes. ...Read more

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What constituted a small perforation that can heal on its own? Thanks

More info: I am not sure what you are asking. Perforation of what? If you have injured yourself then you need medical attention. I am sorry but I am not sure what you are asking ...Read more

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What can I do if I have anal bleeding; could it be a possible perforation?

What can I do if I have anal bleeding; could it be a possible perforation?

Bleeding: Bleeding from the GI tract is a serious matter. A lot of times it is nothing more than hemorrhoids or an anal fissure (crack) however it can signify more serious disease. I would recommend you see you PCP for an evaluation. Bleeding is rarely related to a perforation. ...Read more

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Help needed! Anal bleeding from possible perforation. What should be done?

Help needed! Anal bleeding from possible perforation. What should be done?

See your doctor: If you are concerned for a perforation - go to the emergency room immediately.

If you are concerned, instead for an anal fissure - go see a doctor to evaluate it further. ...Read more

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Can bitten off and swallowed pieces of sucker cause a perforation in intestines?

Can bitten off and swallowed pieces of sucker cause a perforation in intestines?

No...: The candy will rapidly be broken down by the mechanical and chemical digestion of the stomach.
Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the tests for bowel perforation?

What are the tests for bowel perforation?

Physical examination: Intestinal perforation is a very serious and life threatening condition that requires immediate physical examination by a doctor. This is an emergency situation. Blood tests, x-ray, and ct scan are likely the first tests performed. ...Read more

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What is the risk of uterine perforation from an iud?

What is the risk of uterine perforation from an iud?

Very low: Uterine perforation is a potential complication of placement of an iud. Once properly placed, the iud is not likely to move. Perforation rates may be as low as <1% for a very experienced physician who places iud's frequently. Ultrasound before and after placement will virtually eliminate the risk, as any improperly placed iud will be detected and can be corrected immediately. ...Read more