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Nasal Cartilage Inflammation
Absolutely: One function of the nose is to trap large particles from getting into the lung. Saline irrigation of the nose restores humidity, helps clear thick secretions and crusting, also removes pollen and other substances that stick to the lining of the nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?
Not likely.: Post nasal drip likely comes from the back of your nose and drips down and is usually coughed out or swallowed down your esophagus. If you get a chest cold, the inflammation comes first and then congestion from mucus production. This is then coughed out or blown out if in your nose. The post nasal drip usually comes after most of your congestion is coughed out or blown out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild mucoperiosteal thickening within the inferior nasal turbinates which could represent some polyp disease?
What causes chronic sinus inflammation,thick post nasal drip 10yrs, neg allergie,neg asthma, daily saline rinses & steroid spray? Ct no obstruction
Wegner's granulomato: See your doc to be checked for immunologic /genetic disorder. ...Read more
My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?
Can allergy cause inflammation of neck airways(apart from nasal airways), leading to labored breathing?
Medial meniscal tear & full thickness cartilage fissuring flap over the lateral patellar facet adjacent to apex w/ associated joint effusion?
No: In a normal middle ear the amount of drainage is so small that it can not even be measured. A deviated septum is neither related to or in any way involved with middle ear mucus. Even in the presence of a middle ear infection, the mucus could conceivably drain into the nasophyarynx (back of the nose) the bony septum does not go back that far. In short, the septum is not related to ear mucus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Duonase help in treating nasal turbinate hypertrophy and nasal polyps?is duonase similar to Nasonex (mometasone)?
It may help: Topical nasal steroids may help your problem. They are all about the same. There is little difference between the efficacy and safety of Flonase and nasonex (mometasone). I do not think turbinate hypertrophy will be much effected unless you have nasal allergy. Nasal polyposis will be more effectively treated with oral steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Asymptomatic cysts and polyps are common in the maxillary sinus and often have no relationship to sinus disease. So an inflamed septum probably has no relationship unless it is so deviated that it presses into the middle meatus which could obstruct the drainage pathway for the maxillary sinus. ...Read more
Could 3-4 yearlong daily nasal spray addiction (xylometazolin) cause post nasal drip, and coughing/ constant airways irritation. Which mimic asthma?
No: not directly ...It sound like you should ask your PCP for a referral to a Board Certified ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist!! Hope this helps BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read more
Pansinusitis- 2 mucous retention in floor of left maxillary atrum (CT). Nasal septum midline with minimal bowing convex to left. Middle turbinates show a concha bullosa- bullosic inflammation. Is surgery required?
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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