What is a perforated nasal septum?

Hole in the nose. This can be due to trauma, a history if nose bleeds or cauderization, previous nasal surgery and sometimes an autoimmune disorder or even a malignancy(cancer). You should be evaluated by an ent!
Perforated septum. a perforated septum can occur after nasal trauma, with drug use and after surgery. Basically there is a hole in the septum which divides the nose into two nostrils. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

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What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

Nosebleed. Depending on the cause of septal perforation can present with recurrent nosebleed, frequent crust formation in nasal cavity , whistling sound with nasal breathing. Also septal perforation can be asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally during nasal exam. Read more...
Bleeding and crustin. The signs of a perforated (hole in) nasal septum include nasal obstruction, scabbing, bleeding, and maybe noisy breathing. To prevent scabbing and bleeding, use saline nasal spray frequently. Keep a vaporizer in your bedroom to use at night. Go see an ENT to get a complete nasal exam. Read more...
Perforated septum. sometimes excessive crusting can be a sign of a perforation. Some patients feel irregular air flow too, The symptoms can vary with the size of the hole, Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, Read more...

Have a perforated nasal septum and recently was prescribed rhinicort aqua. Worried it will make my condition worse. Should I be?

Yes. Nasal steroid sprays may well inflame the tissue lining the perforation. This can lead to bleeding and irritation. For my patients with perforations i generally avoid nasal steroid sprays using oral medications instead. Have you seen an ENT and discussed either closure of the perforation or the placement of a septal button? Read more...
Nasal spray. be sure to spray it onto your turbinates and avoid spraying your septum. Ask your doctor to instruct you in proper use of the medication. Read more...

Any good alternatives to rhinicort aqua? Works amazingly for me, but I have a perforated nasal septum and am worried it'll make my condition worse.

Not really. Of all the sprays that we use inside people's noses for nasal problems Rhinocort Aqua is probably the least likely to cause inflammation or irritation. That being said, having a perforation makes any nasal steroid a potential issue. Antihistamines and decongestants can be tried to avoid directly inflaming your nose. Read more...

Perforated nasal septum due to coke?

Common sideffect. Septal perforation from nasal Cocaine abuse is common and can cause severe functional problems with the nose, sinuses, and can lead to collapse of the external nose. Read more...
Yes. Septal perforations typically result from trauma, prior surgery, intranasal drug use including Cocaine or for unknown reasons. This can be treated with observation, placement of a small flexible silicone "plug" or surgery. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. Read more...

I have a small perforated nasal septum. What surgery is proven to be the most successful in treating this. How can I stop the whistle until surgery?

Consult ENT. It can be fixed, but it's best to consult an ear -nose specialist to explain. It's an in and out procedure. I don't think you can stop the " whistle" sound till the perforation is corrected. Read more...
Septal Perforation. Surgery can close septal perforations in a significant percentage of symptomatic cases. Keep the nose moist with saline sprays to avoid crusting and bleeding, which may lead to enlargement of the perforation. Read more...
Perforated septum. the options for treating a perforated septum are wearing a septal button to block the hole or to undergo surgical repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, Read more...

Is a Nasal Septum Perforation Bad?

NASAL PERFORATION. Yes NASAL PERFORATION is serious. The top causes are nose picking and cocaine use. You need a full exam and ENT consult with nasal endoscopy and CT scan. Surgery is normally required. Please get prompt attention! Read more...

Will aiming rhinocort aqua away from the perforation in my nasal septum reduce the likelihood of complications?

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...
Nasal spray. be sure to spray it onto your turbinates and avoid spraying your septum. Ask your doctor to instruct you in proper use of the medication. Read more...