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Nasal septum

What is Nasal septum?

The wall dividing the nasal cavity into halves; it is composed of a central supporting skeleton covered on each side by a mucous membrane.

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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.
Hi

Thanks for the query

Stuffy nose with recurrent nasal discharge following exposure to wood smoke seems to be an exaggerated response to the allergens. You have already used pseudoephedrine (Afrin) to reduce the nasal congestion, but it has given you only temporary relief.

I feel you would...
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I have what seems like a pimple inside of my nose, on nasal turbinate. It is tender and has a head, turbinate is swollen. How should I treat this?
Hi XXXXXXX

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...
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IS THERE ANY MEDICINE OR REMEDIES FOR ALLERGIC COLD.(SINIUS)
Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query

The best treatment for sinusitis is steam inhalation. Inhaling steam from a bowl of hot (but not boiling water) may help to soften and loosen the mucus buildup. You can also add some menthol crystals, or eucalyptus oil to the water and it helps a lot....
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How do you breath after septoplasty surgery
Hi

Thanks for the query

Septoplasty is a corrective surgery performed to straighten the deviated nasal septum.

Following the surgery, the nose of the patient is packed with a traditional medicated ribbon gauze or a prefabricated nasal tampons like Rapid Rhino or Merocel.

When the nose is packed...
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Hi, I'm a PA student, and I'm learning how to do a physical assessment. When I was practicing on my roommate yesterday, I noticed a white nontender papule on the right side of his nasal septum with irregular but well-defined borders, and it's not raised as much as a bump or polyp, but is slightly raised and less than 1 cm. across, looks almost like it could wipe off, but apparently it does not, as he used a neti pot and blew his nose and let me look again. I didn't try to move it or touch it. He inhaled drugs such as oxycontin and cocaine for a few years but denies current use, and I believe him as I have seen no evidence otherwise, and I also examined his eyes, etc. several times recently impromptu. After scouring my pathology book, the only thing it looks like might be the area around epistaxis that is not labeled on those example pictures you can see in an ENT book. He is in his late thirties and has no recent history of nosebleeds, trauma, deviation, and is in good health, but does have some occasional nasal allergies. I'm just knowledgeable enough to be XXXXXXX and I have that medical student syndrome that turns every little lesion into an episode of House, so I don't even want to keep reading until I ask someone. Not really comfortable asking my professors on this one. Any ideas?
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query

The description of the swelling you have mentioned could be either a granuloma of the septum (probably a pyogenic granuloma) or a septal spur.

Septal granuloma is usually seen in those individuals having repeated trauma to the nose (in this condition snorting...
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i had open septal surgery on the 12th and was suppsed to have my stints pulled out on the 15th but the doctor decided to not pull out. he figured it was to soon. he scheduled me have them taken out on the 27th. but today i woke up with a swolen eye is this normal?
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. In the immediate post operative period, nasal packing may be used over 48 to 72 hours to minimize bleeding and maintain pressure on the septum to prevent collection of fluids and blood within the nasal septum.

2. Nasal stenting may be done with these nasal packs...
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my son is eleven months old, he is suffering from salivation, cold and running nose since last three to four months. we consulted our family pediatration he said that its because of allergy it lasts up to 4 years. but child is suffering a lot. what we should do? .
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.

Frequent cough and colds in less than five year old do commonly suggest allergic rhinitis or asthma or deviated nasal septum but increased salivation might be seen with occult internal defects in esophagus like gastroesophageal reflux, or...
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helo sir, my 2 year old daughter have constant blocked nose from about 2 months now, i feel she constantly have some mucous which is the cause of nasal congestion. I am giving her Nasonex from 3 weeks, in vain. Her Paed told me that she has allergy to something and she doesnot seem to have any other problem. Today he prescribed Singulair too. She is otherwise healthy without any other symptoms but she always keep on breathing from mouth which make me feel miserable. Please help
Hi XXXXXXX,

Thanks for posting your query.

It is possible that your daughter has enlarged adenoids (since you said she's always breathing through her mouth) or a deviated nasal septum.
Adenoids are tonsils which are normally found at the end of nasal cavity. They are frequently enlarged in...
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hi my 5yr old son has a blocked nose,,i was wondering if there is any home remedies that can ease it for him? thanks
Hi XXXXXXX,

Thanks for posting your query

Blocked nose is most commonly caused due to Common cold, Deviated nasal septum(especially during winter seasons) and any Bacterial infection.

These are the few suggestions that might help you:
1. Place a humidifier in the room to warm the environment....
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