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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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Dr. John McClay
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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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Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Yes: Millions use some form of saline (salt water) spray through out the world. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

Yes: That is the lowest level of intervention you can take, so is good to start there. May have continued help even if need to add medication to it later. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

Same principle: saline nasal spray is salty but more diluted,in salt water concentration is different and you can customize it by increasing salt, which isn't recommended, would be much irritating ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to fix a stuffy nose without nasal spray or salt water or anything?

Can someone tell me how to fix a stuffy nose without nasal spray or salt water or anything?

It depends: Try breathe rite strips like the football players wear. They provide quite a bit of opening of the nasal canal if worn properly. However, you should try to find the cause if it is chronic, whether allergy, infection, or anatomy. ...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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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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