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Nasal Septum Piercing
I have a septum piercing flipped inside my nose and I just noticed one of the balls is missing. Should I be worried it's lodged inside my sinuses?
The ball of septum piercing jewelry is irritating inside of my nose; red/sore One nostril swollen. 5 day old piercing. What can I do to calm it?
Septum=wall in nose: Septum is the latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall that divides the right side of the nasal cavity from the left. When it is deviated it shifts to one side or the other. If severe, it can alter. Slow or obstruct the flow of air on one side or the other.See 2 more doctor answers
Opens nasal airway: A deviated septum is crooked cartilage and bone inside the nose that causes blockage of the airway. The surgery involves straightening or perhaps some removal of the obstructing structures. This is typically all done from the inside without any visible scars.See 3 more doctor answers
Bleeding and crustin: The signs of a perforated (hole in) nasal septum include nasal obstruction, scabbing, bleeding, and maybe noisy breathing. To prevent scabbing and bleeding, use saline nasal spray frequently. Keep a vaporizer in your bedroom to use at night. Go see an ENT to get a complete nasal exam.See 2 more doctor answers
Nasal blockage: The most common symptom of a deviated septum is blockage of the nasal passages. This usually affects one side more than the other and never goes away. If you suffer from constant nasal blockage then you should be evaluated by a qualified ENT surgeon.See 3 more doctor answers
See an ENT: A deviated septum only needs to be fixed if it is causing significant symptoms, typically nasal obstruction. Obviously, the term "signficant symptoms" is subjective and worth discussing with an ENT physician.See 2 more doctor answers
Trauma: A septum can naturally grow to one side or the other and a trauma can deviate the septum. Either way the septum that is supposed to be straight and in the middle is blocking the airway on one side or the other and rarely on both sides.See 2 more doctor answers
Deviated Septum: A deviated nasal septum can make it more difficult to breathe through the nose and can make the nose look crooked. The breathing problem can be helped by surgery to remove or straighten the deviated septum. Health insurance may pay for this. Surgery can also be done to improve a crooked nose. This is a cosmetic procedure that most health insurance companies do not pay for.See 2 more doctor answers
Not much: Most of my patients complain of nose soreness rather than pain. There is some stuffiness and congestion that accompanies the recovery, but there should not be much pain. I should note that I do not use nasal packing after septoplasty...This was routinely done in years past and that nasal packing was quite painful. With these newer techniques, recovery is usually mild.See 2 more doctor answers
Uncommon: Recurrence of septal deviation is uncommon, but does happen occasionally due to the healing processes involved. Discuss this with your doctor befoer surgery.See 2 more doctor answers
Septoplasty: Deviated nasal septum can result in nasal airway obstruction that can cause snorring, sore throat and discomfort in long running. Correction entails septoplasty, which is removal of the obstructing segment of the septum - so called - septoplasty. Very often, nasal obstruction involves also turbinate hypertrophy. This necessitate partial turbinectomy. Otherwise, the airway can still be obstructed.See 2 more doctor answers
No: A deviated septum is a structural problem. Unaware of any natural remedy to remodel the nasal septum.See 1 more doctor answer
Definition: A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can obstruct the nasal airway.