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Bad snoring with heavy noise - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Good Morning
Doctor :   Hi Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Good Morning. Please proceed with your query
User :   i hv XXXXXXXX bad snoring problem with heavy noise
Doctor :   Since when.?
User :   due to ths i feel very embarass along my relatives and friends
User :   since very long
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   can we do sothing on this
User :   something i mean
Doctor :   Do you get recurrent cold?
User :   no , not atall
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   very rarely
Doctor :   Let me tell you the cause for snoring.
Doctor :   1.Any obstruction in the nose like polyp, turbinates hypertropy etc causes obstruction to airway causes snoring
User :   i wanted to reduce the noise of my snoring if possible
Doctor :   in the
Doctor :   Ok. for that we have to examine your nose and throat.
Doctor :   Because any kind of obstruction in these regions can produce snoring.
User :   ohh, is there any medicine or something like to reduce
Doctor :   There are temporary and permanent treatments.
User :   like
Doctor :   Temporary are nasal decongestants, and the strips which are available in the pharmacy
User :   i had tried breatheasy strips but no use
Doctor :   These strips are available as Breath aids which can be applied over the middle of the nose to relieve the obstruction.
Doctor :   Ok. then you need to use nasal decongestants like nasvion
User :   nasvion is a product name?
Doctor :   Yes.
It only reduces the swelling of the turbinates and polyps but no use in bony obstruction
User :   any other option? and what abt permanent treatment?
Doctor :   permanent treatment includes surgery aiming to remove the obstruction completely
Doctor :   1.Septal correction.
User :   hmm
Doctor :   2.uvuloplasty
Doctor :   If Tonsils are enlarged they will be removed.
User :   k
Doctor :   You can try with nasal decongestants for few days.
Doctor :   Oxymetazoline available as AFRIN is good and can be tried before surgery.
Doctor :   AFRIN has to be applied in the night 2 drops in both nose.
User :   AFRINis product name
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   its a drop s?
Doctor :   Yes nasal drops.
User :   will it work
Doctor :   Yes. it is usually advice as 1 more try before considering surgery
User :   ok
User :   thanks for advise
Doctor :   Before all these consult a ENT doctor for examination
User :   but i am 38 yr old
User :   do u advise to go for surgery
Doctor :   Your age is not an contraindication for surgery,and only the examination will tell what you need And you need to have a permanent solution for this.medical or surgery.
User :   fin
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes
User :   i try the AFRIN first
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Did i answered your query?
User :   yes
User :   thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome.
User :   by for now
User :   by for now
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   wish u gr8 day ahead
Doctor :   Wish you the same.
User :   by
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