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Nasal Crusting Treatment
Nasal passages are crusty/scabby, dry, sore. 3 weeks now. Mucos is blood-tinted & hard. Uncomfortable and painful. What is it the treatment for this?
Humidifier: In room may help, steroid spray prescribed by your physician.
Septoplasty/Turbinate reduction 2 years ago-still constant significant crusting. 1 side of nose blocked again. Empty Nose Syndrome? Is there treatment
First generation: Antihistamines are effective due to their anticholinergic (drying) effect. The most popular is diphenhydramine. Unfortunately these medications are poorly tolerated due to their side effect of lethargy. Another class of medications you can try are topical nasal antihistamines. Azelastine has been shown in clinical trials to be effective for non-allergic rhinitis. This must be prescribed.
It depends: On what the cause of the odor is. It could be related to a bacterial or fungal infection. It could be related to food that passes into the nose instead of down the "food pipe" during swallowing - so called nasopharyngeal reflux. Your best bet is to seek an evaluation from an ear nose throat physician. In the meanwhile, you may consider regular nasal saline rinses. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Surgery, XRad, Chemo.: The three consistent modalities of treatment for these tumors are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. These can be given alone or in combination. Surgery and chemotherapy, like Cisplatin or 5-fluorouracil or surgery and radiation are given for locally advanced disease, while local disease gets surgery and radiation. Advanced/metastatic disease is treated by palliative chemo. Like paclitaxel.
See facial surgeon: If the nasal bones are fractured, they may need to be placed back in position after the swelling goes down. If it looks crooked, see a facial or plastic surgeon to have the simple procedure done.
Medical or surgical: Depending on the size and the symptoms, medical treatment with both topical and oral steroids for a limited period of time can give enormous relief. But the etiology or cause of nasal polyps is still an enigma but there is increasing evidence that it is a genetic disease. If the nasal passages are significantly obstructed and smell is decreased, surgery will give long term relief.See 1 more doctor answer
Postnasal drip: The standard treatment is with an otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (sedating) or Claritin (non-sedating). If this does not control symptoms, the next step is to use the combination form of antihistamines like claritin-d, or allegra-d. If that doesn't work, you'll need to see a doctor for a prescription medication.
I want to know what causes my nasal voice so I can figure out a treatment plan. What are the most common reasons, and why do they occur?
Nasal voice: A nasal voice is a type of speaking voice characterized by speech with a "nasal" quality to it. It can also occur naturally because of genetic variation. Nasal speech can be divided into hypo-nasal or hyper-nasal.
Depends on stage: Nasal cavity cancers can be very dangerous. How they are treated is largely based on how extensive - what stage- it is. Commonly a combination of surgery and radiation is needed. Biopsy is needed for diagnosis and often c/t or pet scans are used to determine the extent of the cancer.
Broken nose: "ala" means "wing." you fractured the lateral aspect of your nose. Protection and non-operative treatment if nondisplaced. It'll heal in about 6 weeks.
Surgery if deformity: Of note: nasal fractures are the 3rd most common fracture & most are undertreated. According to ENT literature: reduction of a nasal fracture is indicated in any patient with a significant cosmetic deformity or functional compromise. The best time for reduction may be within the first 3 hours following injury. Otherwise, most believe that waiting 3-7 days is preferable after swelling has subsided.See 4 more doctor answers
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