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Any connection between a nasal cauterization and then face pain following that?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very common

After nasal cauterization, you may feel itching and pain in your nose and face for for 5 to 10 days.
If concerned see your doctor for post-op appointment.

In brief: Very common

After nasal cauterization, you may feel itching and pain in your nose and face for for 5 to 10 days.
If concerned see your doctor for post-op appointment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

I have seen many patients with chronic pain after ENT procedures.
See someone experienced with chronic postsurgical pain if an ENT md can not fix it.

In brief: Possibly

I have seen many patients with chronic pain after ENT procedures.
See someone experienced with chronic postsurgical pain if an ENT md can not fix it.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Time frame

Depends on the time frame.
If immediate - yes. If later, maybe not. See oral surgeon or orofacial-TMJ doc for assessment/diagnosis/treatment.

In brief: Time frame

Depends on the time frame.
If immediate - yes. If later, maybe not. See oral surgeon or orofacial-TMJ doc for assessment/diagnosis/treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A Burning Backlash

Nasal cauterization traumatizes the mucosal lining of the nasal passage which leads to inflammation.
The subsequently inflammation leads to nasal mucosal edema or swelling. This is not only a localized phenomenon. As a result mucosal swelling can extend into the sinus cavities of the face, especially the maxillary sinus (below the eye). Facial pressure and pain therefore is not uncommon.

In brief: A Burning Backlash

Nasal cauterization traumatizes the mucosal lining of the nasal passage which leads to inflammation.
The subsequently inflammation leads to nasal mucosal edema or swelling. This is not only a localized phenomenon. As a result mucosal swelling can extend into the sinus cavities of the face, especially the maxillary sinus (below the eye). Facial pressure and pain therefore is not uncommon.
Dr. Joseph De santi
Dr. Joseph De santi
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