Good day doctor.
After a road race last weekend, I had what felt like an allergic reaction to some wood smoke and was stuffed up for hours. I relieved the blockage with Afrin. Since then, I haven't been producing an mucus or had a runny nose, but have felt a slight tickling in my nasal passages when I inhale. It's not painful, just sort of weird-feeling, and has persisted for over a full week now. No other symptoms or illness.
On Monday, I went to my doctor, and he said I probably just had "a very low-grade cold." However, because of some issues in my past - I was a nose-picker as a kid, used to snort drugs (mostly ADD meds), hit my head a few weeks ago - I asked him to look and see if there was any structural damage to the inside of my nose. He looked and said that it looked perfectly healthy. My question is, would he have been able to see signs of a "perforated septum" from a cursory look (maybe 3-4 seconds looking in each nostril with that light/magnifying tool)? Or would this require a more specific test?
Also, any thoughts on how to make this tickling feeling go away? I've been using a saline nasal spray, which seems to offer only temporary relief.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for your query.
Its possible that you have carbuncle or furuncle on the nasal septum.You will need antibiotics for a start.Whether it will need removal or not will depend on the size.Please dont mess with it or try to burst it yourself.It will bleed a lot.
Please see a ENT specialist...