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Mucosa is the moist tissue that lines parts of the inside of your body, including your nose, mouth, lungs, and the ...Read more


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I was using a nasal spray wrong and I guess it hit my middle nasal septum and it's red and swollen to this day & it happend about 2 months ago?

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I was using a nasal spray wrong and I guess it hit my middle nasal septum and it's red and swollen to this day & it happend about 2 months ago?

Go see ur Family Doc: If your nose is still bothering after an incident from 2mo ago, it's time to see your Family Doc for an initial evaluation. S/he can then refer to ENT if appropriate. Since you didn't mention type of nasal spray, I'll offer unasked bit of advice: avoid nasal decongestant sprays which can cause rhinitis medicamentosa. Check out http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/14/health/14spra.html for more info. ...Read more

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I accidentally sprayed nasal steroid meds on my nasal septum in my left nostril & it was red & swollen what should I do for this or jus leave it alon?

I accidentally sprayed nasal steroid meds on my nasal septum in my left nostril & it was red & swollen what should I do for this or jus leave it alon?

It is ok: Nasal steroids can have the unfortunate side effect of thinning out the mucosal tissue on the septum and increasing risk of nose bleeds. Sounds like you are doing an overall GREAT job of guiding the spray away from the septum where possible. If irritation/bleeding occur, stopping the medication in that nostril for a few days is enough to allow healing to occur; but not necessary for redness only ...Read more

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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How does having hole in nasal septum change things?

How does having hole in nasal septum change things?

Depends on size...: Hi.
Small holes can be asymptomatic or can whistle when you breathe. Medium size holes can cause nose bleeds and crusting. Larger holes can cause symptoms of nasal airway obstruction or may even result in collapse of the nasal bridge causing a saddle nose deformity. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Perforated nasal septum due to coke?

Perforated nasal septum due to coke?

Yes: You can get a septal perforation from snorting cocaine. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of nasal septum surgery?

What are the side effects of nasal septum surgery?

Better breathing: The best and most desirable side effect of nasal septum surgery is an improved ability to breath. That's the goal. Secondarily, your nose will have a straighter appearance. On the negative side. You can have no improvement in your airway, a persistent runny nose from poorly performed turbinate surgery or even a hole in your septum. These things shoud be rare in the hands of a good plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Which type of surgery is done for deviated nasal septum?

Which type of surgery is done for deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: The operation to correct a deviated- or crooked- nasal septum is called a septoplasty. The operation is done from inside the nose and should help improve the breathing space inside the nose. If the outside of the nose is also crooked, you may also need a rhinoplasty operation to straighten the outside of the nose. This would be called a septorhinoplasty. ...Read more

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Could yoga help with a deviated nasal septum condition?

Deviated Septum: A deviated septum is crookedness of the wall dividing the left and right nasal passageways internally (septum) and is made of cartilage and bone. Yoga will not correct deviations of this tissue. ...Read more

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How can Flonase help the swelling of a middle nasal septum?

How can Flonase help the swelling of a middle nasal septum?

It doesn't: Flonase should not be aimed at the septum since it will likely cause nosebleeds. The nasal septum does not swell much if at all. If aimed towards the side of the nose where the swelling occurs, it works by reducing inflammation which accounts for much of the nasal symptoms including swelling. ...Read more

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What should I expect during a deviated nasal septum operation?

Septoplasty: Most patients are under general anesthesia for a septoplasty, Your surgeon will restore your septum to the midline using different techniques which may include removal of cartilage and bone. The incisions are closed and some surgeons place splints inside the nose while others may use packing. ...Read more

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A surgery to correct the nasal septum can cause double vision?

A surgery to correct the nasal septum can cause double vision?

No: No. Should not cause double vision aside from temporary effect of anesthesia. Ask ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What type of surgery is recommended for a deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: A deviated nasal septum is corrected by
a procedure called a septoplasty. If the septum is obstructing your breathing then your insurance will most likely pay for it. The surgery takes about an hour and there is usually very little bruising on the outside fo the nose. It will not usually change the cosmetic appearance of the nose. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I fix deviated nasal septum without surgery?

Please tell me, could I fix deviated nasal septum without surgery?

Deviated Septum: If you do have symptoms as the result of deviated septum, can have medical treatment which may improve your symptoms but to fix the deviated septum, you will need surgery. ...Read more

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I have nasal septum surgery tommorow, what happens during surgery?

Septoplasty: Septoplasty procedures differ for each patient, based on the problems and the anatomy. However, there are a few general concepts. The thin membranes covering the septum are raised off of cartilage and bone. Some cartilage is presenved for support, while other areas of crooked bone and cartilage are removed. The membranes are then sewn back in place. ...Read more

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I on the skinny side, would gaining more weight make my deviated nasal septum less prominent?

I on the skinny side, would gaining more weight make my deviated nasal septum less prominent?

Deviated septum: Weight gain will have no effect on your septal deviation. Surgery is the only treatment. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?

Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?

Nasal sprays: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa or lining is best treated with a topical nasal steroid spray like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. These nasal steroid sprays take some time (months) to work and should be used every day, not just for a week or two. Additionally, nasal saline sprays will help by keeping the nasal lining moist because dryness can cause more inflammation. Think about a humidifier at night. ...Read more

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My nasal septum has slow on and off bleeding for more than 40 days now and blood also comes from back of nose, what could this be,? Thanks

My nasal septum has slow on and off bleeding for more than 40 days now and blood also comes from back of nose, what could this be,? Thanks

Nose bleed: This is likely a small vessel of the anterior portion of the nose that is "fragile" and prone to bleeding. You may want to have it looked at and cauterized so it stops bleeding. This is an easy procedure that most physicians can do, but definitely any ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small perforated nasal septum. What surgery is proven to be the most successful in treating this. How can I stop the whistle until surgery?

I have a small perforated nasal septum.  What surgery is proven to be the most successful in treating this.  How can I stop the whistle until surgery?

Perforated septum: The options for treating a perforated septum are wearing a septal button to block the hole or to undergo surgical repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Deviated nasal septum surgery, what to expect?

Septum surgery: You should expect to breath better when your nose heals. Immediately after surgery you will feel swollen and maybe clogged, especially if there are splints in your nose. It is not terribly painful in the postoperative period. ...Read more

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What are the types of physiotherapy for deviated nasal septum?

What are the types of physiotherapy for deviated nasal septum?

Septal deviation: The only treatment is surgery. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left. Is this serious?

5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left. Is this serious?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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