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My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is  deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

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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Nasal (Definition)

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Relationship between nasal polyps and nasal concha?

Relationship between nasal polyps and nasal concha?

Nasal Polyps: The nasal choncha or turbinates are normal anatomic structures that swell up and down with allergies, viruses and infections and are sometimes mistaken for polyps wich are abmormal growths in suseptible peple with severe infecitons or allergies. Sometimes warts or tumors and be present. See an ENT dod for answers. ...Read more

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I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

Sinusitis : Surgery is sometimes needed... See a rhinologist (an ENT sub-specialist) to sort out your options. In my practice around 15% of patients with your symptoms ultimately require surgery. Allergy , gerd , aspirin, sub-optimal medical treatment can all be to blame. If significant issues are not treated polyps can rapidly recur. I saw a patient who had undergone 63 surgeries for polyps - aspirin! ...Read more

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Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.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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Are adenoides in pits nasal space?

Are adenoides in pits nasal space?

Adenoids: Hello. Adenoids are lymph tissues that are in the back of the nasal cavity. They are very important for our immune system early in life. After we become 2-3 years of age, our immune development matures and we develop more lymph tissue throughout our airway, so adenoids are not as important for our immune system. It looks like you are being worked up appropriately for your condition. Good luck. ...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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Can nasarel nasal spray cause dental and sinus problems?

Can nasarel nasal spray cause dental and sinus problems?

Probably not: Any over the counter nasal spray used for more than a few days may cause a condition called rhinitis medicamentosa. This condition may lead to irreversible damage to cilia (small hairs of the mucosa) and rebound where the nose is worse than before you started the medication. Any nasal condition, whether allergic or non-allergic should be managed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can impacted wisdom teeth create sinus pressures or facial pains?

Can impacted wisdom teeth create sinus pressures or facial pains?

Maybe: Facial pain can come from many areas and it can be challenging to find the source of the pain. I would suggest seeing a dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT to help you start the process of elimination of finding out where the pain is coming from. ...Read more

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Can braces cause nasal blockage?

Can braces cause nasal blockage?

Shouldn't: Braces should not affect the nasal airway, but if the upper lip is forced up could possibly affect the entry of air into nose. ...Read more

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Ct results1mild mucosal thickening involving the ethmoid air cells and small mucous retention in the left maxillary sinus.2small concha bullosa bilaterally without ostiomeatal stenosis. Please explain?

Ct results1mild mucosal thickening involving the ethmoid air cells and small mucous retention in the left maxillary sinus.2small concha bullosa bilaterally without ostiomeatal stenosis. Please explain?

Sinus CT: Concha bullosa are common anatomic variants of bones in the nasal cavity. When they are large, they can obstruct the sinus drainage pathway and predispose to sinusitis. When small, usually of no concern. Small mucus retention cysts and mild mucosal thickening may be related to mild chronic sinusitis. However, these mild findings may not even cause noticeable symptoms. ...Read more

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Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Chronic sinusitis : Chronic allergic rhino sinusitis can definitely be causing your symptoms. I would recommend a one month trial of daily antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and nightly sinus rinses. If your symptoms are not better i would see an ENT like me who specializes in nose/sinus surgery to discuss options. ...Read more

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Mucoperiosteal thickening of septum and turbinates producing near occlusion of nasal cavity CT reading. ..What does this mean?

Mucoperiosteal thickening of septum and turbinates producing near occlusion of nasal cavity CT reading. ..What does this mean?

Depends: Depends on the severity. Thickening of the septum lining and turbinate hypertrophy may be seen commonly in any condition that causes 'rhinitis' such as allergies or infection. In rare and severe cases, I have seen such findings in certain other conditions such as sarcoidosis, lupus, or wegener's granulomatosis. See an ENT for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the functions of the nasal cavity?

What are the functions of the nasal cavity?

The filter air: The function of the nasal cavity is to warm, moisturize, and filter air. ...Read more

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What provents food from entering your nasal cavity?

What provents food from entering your nasal cavity?

Swallowing: Greetings. The contraction actions of all the muscles involved in swallowing will propel the food into the throat. The hard and soft palate slant downward and the uvula causes the food to be directed into the hypo pharynx. So muscles and anatomy makes the food go down not up. ...Read more

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What can be done for swollen nasal cavities in a child?

What can be done for swollen nasal cavities in a child?

Nasal sprays: Sometimes, prescription nasal sprays are useful. Talk with your peds or see an ent. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do my nasal cavities feel swollen?

Could you explain why do my nasal cavities feel swollen?

Membrane inflamed: Your nasal cavities are lined with mucosal membranes that can swell and give you a congested feeling. Typically caused by seasonal illness or allergies, there are non-prescription meds you can use to help the symptoms. If you aren't sick, allergy testing may help you understand the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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What is a nasal cavity? Is it serious and how can I treat it?

What is a nasal cavity? Is it serious and how can I treat it?

Space in nose: Not a problem. It refers to the space in and behind your nose. Cavity means a space. Nasal refers to nose. No treatment needed -- of course, sometimes it requires blowing :-). ...Read more

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What can I do about an infection of my nasal cavities?

What can I do about an infection of my nasal cavities?

See an ENT doctor.: Most sinus infections are treatable with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there cancers of the nasal cavity?

Yes, several: There are many different benign and malignant tumors of the nasal cavity/nasopharynx, though outside of common polyps, they are relatively rare. Diagnosis is usually made by a biopsy through a scope (usually by an ENT surgeon in the us). Some can be quite serious. If you are worried, a visit to your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for cancer of the nasal cavity?

One sided symptoms.: These are usually one-sided, and include epistaxis, or bloody dischrge from nose, serous otitis media, or fluid in the middle ear, and nasal obstruction. These occur late in the course of these cancers. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cancer of the nasal cavity?

What are the tests for cancer of the nasal cavity?

Biopsy/histoath.: The diagnosis of this cancer is often made by lymph node biopsy, since the nasopharyngeal cancer ofthen presents with lymph node involvement. Otherwise, the patient will typically undergo a needle biopsy of this lesion, and when histopathologic information is available, a multidisciplinary discussion of the optimal treatment strategy will be undertaken. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Bloody nose / mucus: Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a funny taste, or mucus drainage, or even physical deformity of the nose. ...Read more

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Is it a problem that i can reach my nasal cavity with my tongue?

Is it a problem that i can reach my nasal cavity with my tongue?

No: A large tongue may cause diastema in anterior teeth or worsen the open bite problem. If you just can reach the nasal cavity with a normal tongue size (and i think your tongue is normal since large tongue usually does not reach out that far), it is not a problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cancer of the nasal cavity?

What is the definition or description of: Cancer of the nasal cavity?

Biopsy: When there is a growing mass in nasal cavity ,should have biopsy to confirm malignancy then should be treated. ...Read more

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I have a very bad nasal odor and my nasal cavity forms squamous material .. what shall I do?

Halitosis: Practice good hygeine Inhale water vapour Use humidifier MAKE SURE YOU DONT HAVE GUM DISEASE Make sure you dont have dry mouth- Xerostomia If you have sinus infection get treated for it. ...Read more

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What is the cause of nasal cavity cancer and what can I do do minimize the chance of having it?

What is the cause of nasal cavity cancer and what can I do do minimize the chance of having it?

Uncommon: These are uncommon cancers. They might be related to smoke or other exposures, but are not typical sites of cancer. There are about 2000 cases yearly in the us. I think that no smoking is the best advice. If you have some symptoms that worry you see your doctor. Is is likely to be something else. ...Read more

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Tinnitus causes? Not sure if it is a coincidence, but the right side of my nasal cavity is a bit stuffed up the last 3 days.

Tinnitus causes?  Not sure  if it is a coincidence, but the right side of my nasal cavity is a bit stuffed up  the last 3 days.

It's a coincidence: Tinnitus has several possible causes. If you're concerned, you should look up the differential diagnosis. In the absence of symptoms or signs referable to adjacent cranial nerves, I would be most concerned about hearing loss. A primary care doc can do a quick & dirty in-office hearing test or, if (s)he thinks it's indicated, can refer you for an audiogram & also possibly an electronystagmogram. ...Read more

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I broke my nose, my nasal cavity is runny and feels like it is on fire. I got it reset 5 days ago, and im using my meds what should i do?

Otolaryngologist: An ear,nose and throat specialist is best qualified to advise you on this problem.If you haven't seen one yet,I recommend that you make an appointment with one soon. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had some food stuck in my nasal cavity. I thought it was gone, but at 3 am my sinus burns and I can feel something there. Help?

Yesterday I had some food stuck in my nasal cavity. I thought it was gone, but at 3 am my sinus burns and I can feel something there. Help?

See a doc: A healthcare professional needs to look up your nose and see if there's any retained food products that can be manually removed. Also, you may have developed an infection of sinuses. Either case, see a doc. ...Read more

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If someone was to snort up the nasal cavity Vicks vapor rub what would be the effects of this to the body. I think a friend is doing this and before i confront her i want more ionfo about how it can hurt your body or if it will.

If someone was to snort up the nasal cavity Vicks vapor rub what would be the effects of this to the body. I think a friend is doing this and before i confront her i want more ionfo about how it can hurt your body or if it will.

Your : Your friend is lucky to have someone who is concerned about her health and well being. After some research into the subject, the two main harmful effects of doing this are respiratory (lung) and GI (stomach) issues. The respiratory concerns are impaired breathing which can lead to respiratory distress and even pneumonia, both of which can be deadly. The GI issues are mainly vomiting and abdominal pain, and esophagitis. I hope your friend stops this behavior afte rlearning of the harmful side effects; if not please encourage her to seek help. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer of the nasal cavity?

Nose bleed +: Obstruction. Nasal cancer is rare. If present it is likely to cause bloody nasal discharge, blockage of the affected nostril, pain and swelling. ...Read more