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Nasal Trauma (Overview)

Nasal trauma means that there was an injury to the nose. This can range from a skin laceration to fractures of the nasal bones or septal cartilage.


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Can post nasal drip cause crackles?

Can post nasal drip cause crackles?

Not usually: Post nasal drip typically causes throat discomfort and throat clearing. Crackles generally refers to lung sounds where there is fluid in the alveoli (most distal part of the lung where gas exchange takes place). Crackles is common in pneumonia and "interstitial lung diseases.". ...Read more

Nasal Trauma (Overview)

Nasal trauma means that there was an injury to the nose. This can range from a skin laceration to fractures of the nasal bones or septal cartilage.


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Can a pretty bad deviated septum cause constant post nasal drip?

Can a pretty bad deviated septum cause constant post nasal drip?

Possibly yes: If the deviated septum contributes to sinusitis, then constant nasal drip may occur. Your history of allergies may also contribute to this. If the drainage should become purulent or bloody, you may benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause post nasal drip?

Can smoking cause post nasal drip?

Yes: May increase inflammation of upper airways such as nose and sinuses. And that inflammation may cause postnasal drip. ...Read more

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Nasal polyps can cause nose bleeding?

Nasal polyps can cause nose bleeding?

Rarely: Unlike the normal nasal mucosa, which is rich in blood supply, a nasal polyps is usually poorly vascular and rarely if ever bleeds. If you have nasal polyposis and believe your are bleeding from them, see an ENT doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause a tight throat?

Yes: Yes it can, best treatment to take is Claritin (loratadine) d daily for @ 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Septum deviated from a broken nose?

Septum deviated from a broken nose?

Deviated septum: Yes, a septum can be deviated at the time of nasal fracture. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause bad odour through nose?

Can post nasal drip cause bad odour through nose?

Or the reverse...: Quite possibly the origin of the post nasal drip is also the origin of the bad odor. Could you have a polyp in the nasal cavity that causes mucus to be secreted and puddle? Could there be a chronic infection in one of your sinus cavities? Do you have chronic congestion or discolored drainage? Certainly something to be evaluated more thoroughly. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for nasal trauma?

No drugs needed: Hi, there is no "traditional medical care" for nasal trauma. You either broke the nose badly enough to require surgery at which time you will get drugs for anesthesia purposes or you didn't break anything and only ice packs and reduction in strenuous activity would be indicated. ...Read more

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Can silent reflux cause post nasal drip and swollen turbinates?

Can silent reflux cause post nasal drip and swollen turbinates?

Atypical reflux: Yes your symptoma may be related to silent reflux.A course of twice daily theraputic ppi should be tried to see if you grt symptoimatic relief. ...Read more

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Can dog hairs cause post nasal drip?

Can dog hairs cause post nasal drip?

Dog allergy: One of the symptoms of animal dander allergy (including dogs) is post nasal drip, typically associated with sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose/eyes and nasal congestion. The allergen is typically the dander which can be found on the skin and hairs of the animals. An allergist can test for dog dander allergy. ...Read more

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Do rhinitis & post nasal drip cause ear & throat problems?

Do rhinitis & post nasal drip cause ear & throat problems?

You bet!: When your nose is stuffy, the tubes behind your ear drums [the eustachian tubes] can get stuffy too. This can lead to ear pain, muffled hearing & crackly/popping sounds. The same germs that cause the common cold can also cause middle ear infections. Drip-drip-dripping in the back of your throat can make your throat sore. It's all connected. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause slight hoarse voice?

Post nasal drip: Yes. If you have allergies, remember to take your medications. Saline nasal spray can be very helpful to thin mucus, making it more easy to move down the throat and decreasing throat clearing. Rest your voice while it is hoarse to reduce vocal strain. ...Read more

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Can nose sprays cause bloody nose?

Can nose sprays cause bloody nose?

Yes: They can irritate the tissue and steroid sprays can thin the nasal lining. Both cases result in increased risk of bloody nose. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause bad breath through the nose?

Can post nasal drip cause bad breath through the nose?

Yes: That means your sinuses are congested and may be inflamed and that is one of the causes for bad breath. See an ENT doctor for help. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Very unlikely. : The treatement can be nasal steroids to help reduce the size. Allergy treatment can help with preventing recurrence. Decongestants will help with swelling. Nasal surgery may be required. Nasal enlargement is not likely. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause stomach irritation?

Can post nasal drip cause stomach irritation?

Rarely if ever: In the past, before more effective treatment was available, patients had told me that they could get nauseated from too much post-nasal drips I think your problem is more likely from acid reflux. Regardless, you should consult your doctor to make sure there is not something more serious. ...Read more

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