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Deviated nasal septum surgery, what to expect?

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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Nasal Spray (Definition)

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Having deviated septum surg, turbinate reduc. , sinus balloon dilation. When should I stop taking otc nasal decongestants (benzedrex, etc.) ?

Having deviated septum surg, turbinate reduc. , sinus balloon dilation. When should I stop taking otc nasal decongestants (benzedrex, etc.) ?

Nasal surgery : You should ask these questions to your surgeon as she/he may have particular preferences. Hopefully, you have not been using topical nasal decongestant sprays, as they should not be used long term and not before nasal surgery. Oral decongestants can be taken up to the day of surgery, if needed. ...Read more

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Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery.Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.

Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery.Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.

Reconsider : A deviated nasal septum can cause a lot of problems. My patients who have the surgery almost all wish they had it done sooner. Get in to see an ENT (maybe get a second opinion). He/she can give you more information pertinent to your case. Bad breathe and nasal drip can be a sign of sinusitis and if so, often needs antibiotics. So, a visit to a good ENT will be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit from using otravin nasal spray and fluticasone to alleviate nasal turbinates hypertrophy?

Is there any benefit from using otravin nasal spray and fluticasone to alleviate nasal turbinates hypertrophy?

Nose: Stay away from the OTC nasal sprays as they are addictive. Fluticasone is fine but takes three weeks to work. You need to look for a cause such as allergies. If none of that helps some people need an office procedure to reduce their size. See an ent and have them check your septum as well ...Read more

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Can Duonase help in treating nasal turbinate hypertrophy and nasal polyps?is duonase similar to Nasonex (mometasone)?

Can Duonase help in treating nasal turbinate hypertrophy and nasal polyps?is duonase similar to Nasonex (mometasone)?

It may help: Topical nasal steroids may help your problem. They are all about the same. There is little difference between the efficacy and safety of Flonase and nasonex (mometasone). I do not think turbinate hypertrophy will be much effected unless you have nasal allergy. Nasal polyposis will be more effectively treated with oral steroids. ...Read more

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Will using a nasal spray steroid improve a deviated septum?

Will using a nasal spray steroid improve a deviated septum?

No: Although a steroid nasal spray may help with allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing it will not improved the actual anatomic problem of the deviated septum. ...Read more

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Block nose for 3 years.Using nasal spray.Please advice.?

Block nose for 3 years.Using nasal spray.Please advice.?

Consultation needed: You should consult with an ENT who focuses on nose and sinus surgery. He will examine you in the office, possibly scope inside your nose and also may order a sinus ct. Then he will discuss your options. Possibilities include a deviated septum, large turbinates, severe allergies or nasal polyps. For more info go to www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more

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How far do you put the nasal steroid spray in your nose to shrink turbinates?

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How far do you put the nasal steroid spray in your nose to shrink turbinates?

Not far: but straight into your nostril directed backwards not upwards make sure not to hit the septum ...Read more

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What is the correct procedure to use nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray?

What is the correct procedure to use nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray?

Depends on need: One effective way is to lean you head forward and once the spray tip is in the nose aim a little lateral and pump once or twice, depending on dosage needed. Try not to spray directly on the septum but into the cavity of the nose. It id s good idea to use a saline spray 5 minutes before the steroid spray to cleans the nose and prepare it for the steroid spray. Saline helps prevent nose bleeds. ...Read more

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Will using a nasal spray help treat a deviated septum?

Will using a nasal spray help treat a deviated septum?

No: A deviated nasal septum is crooked or displaced cartilage and bone inside the nose. This can only be corrected with surgery. Noses sprays may provide some temporary relief but no cure. Remember, over the counter nose sprays should only be used for a few days at a time as they can cause a rebound effect making the nose more blocked and can damage the inside of the nose. ...Read more

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Can i take afrin nasal spray and azelastine around the same time? Have cold and want afrin for stuffy nose. Want azelastine for post nasal drip.

Yes: You can safely use afrin twice a day for 3-5 days without any prolonged harmful effects i.e. Rebound congestion. This would actually allow improved delivery of Astelin to your nasal passages when they are swollen. ...Read more

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How long will sinus surgery take for ethmoid mucocele and turbinate reduction? Hour? Saline spray necessary post surgery?

How long will sinus surgery take for ethmoid mucocele and turbinate reduction? Hour? Saline spray necessary post surgery?

An hour or less: If only one side then less than an hour. The mucocele usually has done most of the work and just needs to be opened unless the frontal is also involved. Definitely recommend saline rinses afterward as you will feel less congested and postop cleaning will be easier. ...Read more

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Deviated septum should I get surgery or take afrin (oxymetazoline)?

Deviated septum should I get surgery or take afrin (oxymetazoline)?

Surgery is definitiv: If your car's front end is out of alignment do you get a new paint job or repair the alignment? The septum in the nose is there to help your 'heating coils' (nasal turbinates) to moisturize the air you breathe.. If it's out of alignment it overworks one side of the nose over the other and chronic congestion develops...You're much better off and breathe much better with a septoplasty. ...Read more

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Would reconstructive nasal surgery cure chronic congestion?

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Would reconstructive nasal surgery cure chronic congestion?

Depends on cause: If your problem is from allergies, then reduction of the turbinates may work only temporarily because the basic cause has not been addressed. If the turbinate enlargement has become fixed, then reduction would certainly help. I am uncertain how this works in vasomotor rhinitis however. I agree with the comment on septal deviation and sinus issue. ...Read more

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Surgery for deviated nasal septum-does it count as cosmetic if they do nose reduction also?

Partially: The septoplasty is functional, while things done to change your appearance, like rhinoplasty are cosmetic. They are commonly done together. ...Read more

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How to rectify deviated septum or nasal polyp using medicine and food?

How to rectify deviated septum or nasal polyp using medicine and food?

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

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Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

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Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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