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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
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
I have a 1/8 inch white sore inside my nose, straight back into the sinus cavity. I have allergies, nasal spray addiction, cpap and deviated septum.?
Need ENT: Evaluation to determine the nature of the lesion. There are a number of possibilities and visualization is required to distinguish between them. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more
My nose is blocked, worse when sleeping but not runny. I have a slight deviated septum and inflammed sinus. Dr gave Avamys spray. How long till better?
5-7 days: Avamyst spray should be aimed at the sides of the nose and not the center. Assuming that it works for you and you are using the right technique, it starts working in about 12 hrs but optimal benefit is reached after 5-7 days of daily use. If your allergy is severe, you will need to consult an allergist. ...Read more
I was using a nasal spray wrong and I guess it hit my middle nasal septum and it's red and swollen to this day & it happend about 2 months ago?
Go see ur Family Doc: If your nose is still bothering after an incident from 2mo ago, it's time to see your Family Doc for an initial evaluation. S/he can then refer to ENT if appropriate. Since you didn't mention type of nasal spray, I'll offer unasked bit of advice: avoid nasal decongestant sprays which can cause rhinitis medicamentosa. Check out http://www. Nytimes. Com/2006/03/14/health/14spra. Html for more info. ...Read more
Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should I be worried?
Yes: Nasal septal perforations are a problem. They crust and bleed easily. Unfortunately using a nasal spray can sometimes aggravate the situation even though you angle the spray away from the perforation. You might be better to try to get the perforation fixed. If the perforation is small fixing it is relatively easy. Seek an experienced ENT physician who will be able to advise you in more detail. ...Read more
Can untreated deviated septum cause constant mucus in chest? Is this post nasal drip? How is this treated? It's affecting my breathing substantially.
I had a surgical turbinectomy. My left nostril feels completely plugged now. We did not treat my deviated septum. Why is my nose worse?
Possible swelling: I would see my surgeon and checked the results of your procedure. ...Read more
Not much: Most of my patients complain of nose soreness rather than pain. There is some stuffiness and congestion that accompanies the recovery, but there should not be much pain. I should note that I do not use nasal packing after septoplasty...This was routinely done in years past and that nasal packing was quite painful. With these newer techniques, recovery is usually mild. ...Read more
Not usually: It is highly unlikely that the mucus would end up in your lungs. Typically it is swallowed. ...Read more
Deviated septum surgery how successful is it. Will the condition return? After surgery I have nasal crusting
Very Successful: Deviated septum surgery is very successful to remove the blockage from the airway. There is a possibility of the septum not staying in place and having a recurrence. If you are having a lot of crusting after surgery, particularly if you are more than 6 weeks out from surgery, you should get in to see your surgeon again. The surgeon can also check to see if the septum is in the mid-line. ...Read more
I have a deviated septum. Sometimes, I am unable to breathe. I feel better after I use a spray. Should I opt for a surgery?
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
I have a deviated septum on the left side of my nose that covers up 50-75% of my nasal passage, & I want to have it fixed. Will it affect my singing?
No: Theoretically, it could change the resonance of your voice, but not likely any significant change. See an ENT doc or facial plastic surgeon for consultation. ...Read more
Broke nose month and half ago, dr's said my nose looked fine and wasn't crooked. Now im having post nasal drip, does this mean I have a deviated septum?
Not necessarily: It is possible to have internal nasal damage without any visible external damage after nasal trauma. If you are still having new onset nasal symptoms 6 weeks after nasal trauma, it is reasonable to see an otolaryngologist to assess the status of the nose. ...Read more
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