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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Perforated Nasal Septum (Overview)

Perforated nasal septum is a symptom in which a person has a hole between the left and right nostrils, through the middle divider (septum) in his nose. The perforation can be caused by cancer, drug abuse, injuries, etc


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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
23 doctors shared insights

Perforated Nasal Septum (Overview)

Perforated nasal septum is a symptom in which a person has a hole between the left and right nostrils, through the middle divider (septum) in his nose. The perforation can be caused by cancer, drug abuse, injuries, etc


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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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Treating a Deviated Septum (Checklist)

Get a nasal steroid spray prescription from your doctor
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If you can't breath through your nose, see an ENT specialist
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If snoring is a problem, see if "sinus cones" help
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Understand that only 20 percent of people have a straight septum
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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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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. ...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?

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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Have a perforated nasal septum and recently was prescribed rhinicort aqua. Worried it will make my condition worse. Should i be?

Have a perforated nasal septum and recently was prescribed rhinicort aqua. Worried it will make my condition worse. Should i be?

Nasal spray: be sure to spray it onto your turbinates and avoid spraying your septum. Ask your doctor to instruct you in proper use of the medication. ...Read more

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Any good alternatives to rhinicort aqua? Works amazingly for me, but I have a perforated nasal septum and am worried it'll make my condition worse.

Not really: Of all the sprays that we use inside people's noses for nasal problems Rhinocort Aqua is probably the least likely to cause inflammation or irritation. That being said, having a perforation makes any nasal steroid a potential issue. Antihistamines and decongestants can be tried to avoid directly inflaming your nose. ...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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more