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How is the surgery of removal nasal obstruction done and is there extent of danger to children?

How is the surgery of removal nasal obstruction done and is there extent of danger to children?

Depends : There are many procedures done to improve nasal function in children and adults. Adenoidectomy is the most common procedure in children and is very safe. Other procedures includes septoplasty and turbinectomy. In general, septoplasty is not done until children are older although in extreme cases I have done septal work in children as young as 3. ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Does nasal obstruction cause headaches and facial numbness?

Does nasal obstruction cause headaches and facial numbness?

Sinusitis? : Nasal obstruction may lead to sinus infection if that happens the symptoms may include those mentioned. ...Read more

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How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

UARS: Very relevant! Upper airway resistance syndrome can be a large factor involved with sleep related breathing disorders. Please consider seeing dentists who are trained in dental sleep medicine while there is no current speicalty in this area currently, seek those who are diplomate status in the american academy of dental sleep medicine (aadsm). Also, those who use acoustical rhinometry! ...Read more

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If PREGNANT lady comes with complaints of sneezing,rhinnorea, and sometimes nasal obstruction then how to treat such case?

If PREGNANT lady comes with complaints of sneezing,rhinnorea, and sometimes nasal obstruction then how to treat such case?

See her doctor first: There are many safe medications to treat upper respiratory tract problems in a pregnant lady, but she needs to be examined, good luck ...Read more

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I have chronic congestion and feeling of nasal obstruction high in Nasopharangeal area around Eustachian tubes. Adenoid problems or hypertrophic?

I have chronic congestion and feeling of nasal obstruction high in Nasopharangeal area around Eustachian tubes.  Adenoid problems or hypertrophic?

Explanation : Adenoids are the problems only for kids younger than 7 years old. That means the answer is hypertrophic condition possibly due allergic or vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more

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Me 20. I don't hv nasal obstruction/headache bt on pns xray spur found on r. Side nose doc advised for septoplasty, also hv allergic rhinitis, wt shud I do?

Me 20. I don't hv nasal obstruction/headache bt on pns xray spur found on r. Side nose doc advised for septoplasty, also hv allergic rhinitis, wt shud I do?

See alllergist: These may be all related to allergy. Unless the spur is obstructing your passages permanently, surgery would not make much difference. Even if you have the surgery, your allergic problem would not go away. Get a 2nd opinion before you go for the surgery. If you have access to an allergist, go see one. In the meanwhile, make sure that you are aiming the nasal spray towards the side of the nose. ...Read more

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Ent found deviated septum, nasal obstruction, damage from gerd. Needs to do endoscopic septoplasty. Scared. Risks? Any life threatening risks?

Ent found deviated septum, nasal obstruction, damage from gerd. Needs to do endoscopic septoplasty. Scared. Risks?  Any life threatening risks?

Not big risk : Septoplasty is correction of the deviated or crooked septum. The basic risks include bleeding, infection, not getting a satisfactory correction of deviation, a septal perforation(hole), changes in smell/ taste temporarily. No life threatening risks from surgery. Most ENT doctors do 100's of these a year. Quite common and routine procedure. ...Read more

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My baby 6 months old with cough, nasal obstruction, low grade fever, she even can not sleep and always crying, does she need antibiotic or antitussive?

My baby 6 months old with cough, nasal obstruction, low grade fever, she even can not sleep and always crying, does she need antibiotic or antitussive?

See your doctor: This could be merely a common cold with the symptoms you are describing. Saline nose drops and suctioning gently with upright positioning and steamy baths may help to weather this illness. The cough may also represent a phenomena known as bronchiolitis-head cold with some wheezing. Some docs may recommend a nebulizer with medication used in asthma care for the deep cough/wheeze. ...Read more

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6 mo feels swollen on right side below ear and side of neck. Slight discomfort. No lump. Gp&ent don't feel anything. Xray cspine ok. What can it be? Ent did say I have nasal obstruction and dev. Septum.

6 mo feels swollen on right side below ear and side of neck. Slight discomfort. No lump. Gp&ent don't feel anything. Xray cspine ok. What can it be? Ent did say I have nasal obstruction and dev. Septum.

Second opinion: You have been seen and examined by a presumably competent and well-trained ENT specialist, and do not agree with their assessment or are dissatisfied with their findings. The thing to do is to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have been burping very frequently, I would like to know the cause. It feels like an obstruction in my throat, almost feels like post-nasal drip.

I have been burping very frequently, I would like to know the cause. It feels like an obstruction in my throat, almost feels like post-nasal drip.

Sounds: Like you may have acid REFLUX! You might try OTC PEPCID (famotidine) AC (follow directions on bottle) but if your symptoms persist see your Primary Care Provider for a definitive Diagnosis.
Hope this helps!
BE WELL Dr Z ...Read more

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Mucoperiosteal thickening of septum and turbinates producing near occlusion of nasal cavity CT reading. . What does this mean?

Mucoperiosteal thickening of septum and turbinates producing near occlusion of nasal cavity CT reading. . What does this mean?

Depends: Depends on the severity. Thickening of the septum lining and turbinate hypertrophy may be seen commonly in any condition that causes 'rhinitis' such as allergies or infection. In rare and severe cases, I have seen such findings in certain other conditions such as sarcoidosis, lupus, or wegener's granulomatosis. See an ENT for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter, 5 months old, has nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Is it recommended to "massage" her nose? In what age surgical intervention is needed?

My daughter, 5 months old, has nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Is it recommended to "massage" her nose? In what age surgical intervention is needed?

General rules: Tear sac compression uses the tip of a finger, rolled from the nose down over the inner corner of the eye. As the kids head grows, the tear duct size increases and at some point debris blocking the duct is pushed out of the way and drainage improves. If the kid is getting constant lid infections or approaches 9 mo without improvement, I sent them to my local eye docs for probing under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Hi dr. My husband had a bowel obstruction and had a nose tube, till 11 nov. Is it normal, that he still has stomach cramps and feel discomfortable?

Hi dr. My husband had a bowel obstruction and had a nose tube, till 11 nov. Is it normal, that he still has stomach cramps and feel discomfortable?

Yes: Bowel obstructions are commonly caused by scar tissue from prior abdominal surgery. Many times an acute episode will resolve with nasogastric tube placement for a few days-until the patient starts passing gas or bowel movements resume. Can certainly have recurrent episodes. Sometimes it requires surgery to break up the scar tissue if the GI tract does not open up. ...Read more

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Moderate amount of sputom with rhinorrhea and some times nose occlusion the sputom with no smill and has yellowish color?

What's the question: Making a diagnosis based on the question, is not appropriate in this setting. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor or visit an urgent care center. ...Read more

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What is a nasal swab test?

Nasal swab test: Swabbing the nasal mucosa is done for multiple reasons to test for allergy cells, infection or to look at the structure of the respiratory cells in the nasal cavity. ...Read more

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How can nasal intubation work?

Very well!: Sometimes a breathing tube needs to be placed through the nose when surgery is done on the jaw or facial bones, for example. The tube is gently introduced through the nose down into the windpipe (trachea) to help the pt breathe during surgery. It works the same way as a tube put in via the mouth to provide an airway for a pt under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Do nasal strips control snoring?

Do nasal strips control snoring?

Possible but : Nasal strips can stop snoring if the cause is from the nasal cavity. Often snoring is from a constricted airway (back of the throat). Possible but unlikely. Hope it works. ...Read more

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What would doing a nasal swab show?

What would doing a nasal swab show?

Germs you carry: The nasal membranes are a luxurious environment for germs to grow and end up on your fingers where they are spread to the environment. Screening nasal swabs is one way to find a source for staph or other germ that may not infect the carrier but might cause problems with the rest of their family. ...Read more

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Can wearing nasal strips end snoring?

Sometimes: In certain patients when nasal obstruction leads to mouth breathing and mouth breathing leads to snoring the nasal strips can be helpful. The only way to know is for you to try them. Make sure you wear them a little lower than the nasal strip people recommend. Where they tell you to wear it is too high — wear a little lower on your nose you will have more success. ...Read more

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Any good nasal swelling home remedies?

Any good nasal swelling home remedies?

Saline rinse: Saline rinses, over the counter nasal decongestants and non-drowsy antihistamine like loratidine can reduce nasal mucosa swelling. Don't use nasal spray other than saline or steroid from doctor. The rest have a rebound effect. ...Read more

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How does nasal intubation work exactly?

How does nasal intubation work exactly?

Tube in nose : The endotracheal tube is put in through the nose instead of through the mouth. This is done in cases where the surgery being performed would be hindered by having a tube in the mouth. The anesthesiologist decongests the nose vigorously and uses a smaller tube to avoid trauma and bleeding. ...Read more

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What are Flixonase nasal drops best used for?

Flixonase: More commonly known as flonase, it is used to reduce swelling and inflammation in the nose in cases of vasomotor and allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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