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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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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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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?

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

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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?

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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?

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?

Perforated septum: A perforated septum can occur after nasal trauma, with drug use and after surgery. Saline sprays are neither here nor there in preventing septal perforations. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...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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Pt with perennial allergic rhinitis and a deviated nasal septum, how can I treat this?

Pt with perennial allergic rhinitis and a deviated nasal septum, how can I treat this?

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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Can untreated deviated septum cause constant mucus in chest? Is this post nasal drip? How is this treated? It's affecting my breathing substantially.

Can untreated deviated septum cause constant mucus in chest? Is this post nasal drip? How is this treated? It's affecting my breathing substantially.

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip is not caused by a deviated septum. Rather it is caused by allergic rhinitis or even GERD. You can have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...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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How much does it hurt to repair a deviated nasal septum?

How much does it hurt to repair a deviated nasal septum?

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

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I want to know if a deviated nasal septum regrow after removal?

I want to know if a deviated nasal septum regrow after removal?

Usually not: A deviated septum is treated by removing the cartilage that is blocking the airway. It does not regrow. However scarring can reblock the airway. Seek the advice of your surgeon is this has occured. ...Read more

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Could yoga help with a deviated nasal septum condition?

Deviated Septum: A deviated septum is crookedness of the wall dividing the left and right nasal passageways internally (septum) and is made of cartilage and bone. Yoga will not correct deviations of this tissue. ...Read more

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Can removal of a deviated septum free the voice of nasal sounds?

Can removal of a deviated septum free the voice of nasal sounds?

Sometimes: Correcting a deviated septum is designed to improve breathing through the nose. In some respects, this may help with a "nasal" voice, but is not the main focus of the surgery. Seek consultation with a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Is nasal steroid safe for a person with deviated septum?

Is nasal steroid safe for a person with deviated septum?

Likely Yes: Point your nasal steroid outwards (away from your septum) when you use. That is advice I give to everyone using nasal steroids whether or not they have a deviated septum. ...Read more

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What are the types of physiotherapy for deviated nasal septum?

What are the types of physiotherapy for deviated nasal septum?

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

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Are there non-surgical procedures to fix my deviated nasal septum?

No: You have a mechanical [as opposed to physiologic] obstruction. This is correctable only with surgery. ...Read more

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Deviated septum/nasal polyp surgery. How successful or risky is it?

Common Surgery: Deviated nasal septum (dns) and nasal polyps are quite common surgeries in ENT speciality. In good hands there is minimal risk.
Benefits outweigh the risks when patient's can breathe so much better after the surgery and more over they can keep their mouths closed. ...Read more

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Type of doctor should I seek for nasal problems? Deviated septum maybe.

Nasal surgeon: Most deviated septum surgeries are performed by ear nose and throat (ENT) specialists of facial plastic surgeons. Look for a surgeon with extensive training and experience with nasal surgery. ...Read more

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Can a deviated septum and constant nasal drip cause mucus to build up on your upper lungs?

Can a deviated septum and constant nasal drip cause mucus to build up on your upper lungs?

Not usually: It is highly unlikely that the mucus would end up in your lungs. Typically it is swallowed. ...Read more

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Deviated septum surgery how successful is it. Will the condition return? After surgery I have nasal crusting

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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