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What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 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,

In brief: 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,
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Eyas Othman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eyas Othman
Dr. Eyas Othman
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