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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?

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?

Best cure is removal: Of piercing. Infections on nose can be dangerous because it can spread to brain. Antibiotics might control infection, but you would be taking an unnecessary risk. Consult a doctor immediately.

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What is a deviated nasal septum?

What is a deviated nasal septum?

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.

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What is a perforated nasal septum?

What is a perforated nasal septum?

Hole in the nose: This can be due to trauma, a history if nose bleeds or cauderization, previous nasal surgery and sometimes an autoimmune disorder or even a malignancy (cancer). You should be evaluated by an ent!

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Is a Nasal Septum Perforation Bad?

Is a Nasal Septum Perforation Bad?

NASAL PERFORATION: Yes NASAL PERFORATION is serious. The top causes are nose picking and cocaine use. You need a full exam and ENT consult with nasal endoscopy and CT scan. Surgery is normally required. Please get prompt attention!

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What happens during a nasal septum repair?

What happens during a nasal septum repair?

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.

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What is a deviated nasal septum caused by?

What is a deviated nasal septum caused by?

Genetics, Trauma: Deviated septum is either caused by some form of nose trauma at any point in life, but it can also be caused by you inherited genes. Good luck from nyc.

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What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

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.

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What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

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.

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Deviated nasal septum (right side), what to do?

Deviated nasal septum (right side), what to do?

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.

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What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

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.

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What are some remedies for a deviated nasal septum?

What are some remedies for a deviated nasal septum?

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.

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What can be done to correct a deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: If you are noticing nasal blockage, you could consider a surgical procedure called septoplasty. This could relieve the obstruction from the deviated septum.

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How much does it hurt to repair a deviated nasal septum?

How much does it hurt to repair a deviated nasal septum?

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.

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What can a crooked nasal septum or deviated septum cause?

What can a crooked nasal septum or deviated septum cause?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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What are the chances of a recurring deviated nasal septum?

Uncommon: Recurrence of septal deviation is uncommon, but does happen occasionally due to the healing processes involved. Discuss this with your doctor befoer surgery.

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What is the definition or description of: nasal septum repair?

What is the definition or description of: nasal septum repair?

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.

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Can there be some natural way to fix my deviated nasal septum?

Can there be some natural way to fix my deviated nasal septum?

No: A deviated septum is a structural problem. Unaware of any natural remedy to remodel the nasal septum.

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I want to know if a deviated nasal septum regrow after removal?

Usually not: A deviated septum is treated by removing the cartilage that is blocking the airway. It does not regrow. However scarring can reblock the airway. Seek the advice of your surgeon is this has occured.

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What is the definition or description of: Deviated nasal septum?

What is the definition or description of: Deviated nasal septum?

Definition: A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can obstruct the nasal airway.

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