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Descriptive term: The "saddle nose" is a descriptive term used to describe a nose with a sunken bridge.It can be part of the variability of genetic endowment or result from destruction of the nasal cartilage by disease. Prior to penicillin (which reduced the issue), it was one of the features of infants born with congenital syphilis. ...Read more
Rhinoplasty?: You may decide to consult with a plastic surgeon for repair of the nose with cartilage, bone or a synthetic implant. For additional information- There are medical conditions that can be a cause of saddle nose including polychondritis, cocaine abuse, and wegners granulomatosis. ...Read more
During a septoplasty, do doctor's sometimes leave only 5 mm or less of a dorsal strut to correct a deviated section? I have saddle nose now.
I am 70 years old and still an active endurance rider. When I trot or canter my head throbs with the impacts with the saddle. Otherwise no problem.
Runaway running: Nose for how long? A cold usually lasts 7-10 days, but can last as long as 14 days. If your nose has been runny for longer, then could be sinus infection, allergies or non-allergic runny nose. Talk with your doc about the right problem and the right treatment for you. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Decongestants: You can try either an oral decongestant or a nasal spray decongestant. Please be aware that the oral form may increase your heart rate, increase your blood pressure, give you palpitations or make you feel anxious. The nasal spray is better tolerated but you can only use it for 3 - 5 days max. You can also try just a saline nasal spray or nasal irrigation to help flush out irritants. ...Read more
Neti pots can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more
Cold sore.: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more