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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Septal Perforation (Overview)

A hole in the nasal septum caused most often by trauma and drug abuse. Less common in patients with chronic renal failure. Generally causes nasal obstruction symptoms and nose bleeds.


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Anything to help with septal perforation crusting?

Anything to help with septal perforation crusting?

Ponaris oil: There is a wonderful over-the-counter product called ponaris oil. It is made of medicinal plant oils and helps moisten the nose and prevent crusting. You use a half of a dropper full twice a day. It can be ordered online. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
18 doctors shared insights

Septal Perforation (Overview)

A hole in the nasal septum caused most often by trauma and drug abuse. Less common in patients with chronic renal failure. Generally causes nasal obstruction symptoms and nose bleeds.


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What are the possible causes of nasal septal perforation?

What are the possible causes of nasal septal perforation?

A few things: Cocaine, previous nose surgery, other types of nose trauma, chronic steroid sprays, and certain diseases such as wegener's granulomatosis can cause septal perforations. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for septal perforation?

What's the treatment for septal perforation?

A few options: A septal perforation causes crusting and bleeding. Saline irrigations and mineral oil drops will help with the symptoms. Your ENT doctor can help you decide on long term fixes to solve this like a removable "button", or surgical repair of the hole. ...Read more

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What's the risk of septal perforation from a revision rhinoplasty? I've heard the risk is higher with revision rhinoplasty than with primary rhinoplasty. Is that true? How high is the risk? .

What's the risk of septal perforation from a revision rhinoplasty? I've heard the risk is higher with revision rhinoplasty than with primary rhinoplasty. Is that true? How high is the risk?

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Depends: If septoplasty was done with the first surgery then the risk of perforation is higher with revision septorhinoplasty. If it was not then there is no higher risk. In any case the risk should be below 5% with an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon. ...Read more

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Anything to help with septal perforation crusting?

Ponaris oil: There is a wonderful over-the-counter product called ponaris oil. It is made of medicinal plant oils and helps moisten the nose and prevent crusting. You use a half of a dropper full twice a day. It can be ordered online. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: septal perforation?

What is the definition or description of: septal perforation?

Septal perforation : A hole in the nasal septum caused most often by trauma and drug abuse. Less common in patients with chronic renal failure. Generally causes nasal obstruction symptoms and nose bleeds. ...Read more

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Septal perforation - possible causes besides cocaine?

Other possibilities: Cocaine, previous nose surgery, other types of nose trauma, chronic steroid sprays, and certain diseases such as wegener's granulomatosis can cause septal perforations. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can reduce septal perforation foul smell?

Can you tell me how i can reduce septal perforation foul smell?

Nasal mucus smell: Hello. My recommendations are first to drink adequate liquids. Second to wash your nose every evening with a saline wash then wait a few minutes. Finally spray OTC Nasacort (triamcinolone) into each nostril as directed at bedtime. Use this daily for at least 10-14 days. This will allow the nasacort (triamcinolone) time to decrease the intranasal inflammation. Continue this as long as needed. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for septal perforation?

A few options: A septal perforation causes crusting and bleeding. Saline irrigations and mineral oil drops will help with the symptoms. Your ENT doctor can help you decide on long term fixes to solve this like a removable "button", or surgical repair of the hole. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for septal perforation?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for septal perforation?

Otolaryngologist/ENT: Otolayrngologist specialize in all things related to the nose. A septal perforation can be a challenging problem, so find one that has a lot of experience with it. ...Read more