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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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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A deviated nasal septum is a clinical finding in which the middle hard part of the nose is not centrally located but instead has shifted to one side of the face, typically ...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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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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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. ?

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

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Why does my nose plug up every night when i lay down? My only relief is afrin (oxymetazoline) spray. Is it sinus or deviated septum?

No Afrin!: You may have allergies. Afrin is a bad medicine as you become accostumed to it. You should see a doctor. Perhaps a steroid nasal spray is better for you at night or an allergy. Any new pets, carpet, etc? ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Nasal septal perf: If you already have an issue with your nasal septum that puts you at risk for developing a septal perforation, use of saline nasal spray will not necessarily prevent the perforation from occurring. If you have not done so already, see an ENT for evaluation and treatment of the cause. This may prevent the perforation. ...Read more

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Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should i be worried?

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

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Dr. John McClay
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

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