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Treatment for nasal septum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my daughter is 18 has had a headache for 2wks no meds are helping, MRI yesterday, showed thickening of the nasal membraine, the right side of her head, eye, ear neck, is where her pain is, she is in bed all the time, she is a "A" student, bball, softball, player extremely active, we can not get in to see a dr for 4wks, this will destroy her, what can we do at home to help her, please we are desperate we need help please
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am reading your query.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you asking quick fix
Doctor :   Are asking causes
User :   yes or anythin
User :   quick fix
User :   yes
Doctor :   Let us go thru some questionnaire to find out the cause?
User :   k
Doctor :   Which side of head she gets pain?
User :   right only
Doctor :   Can you describe the quality of pain?
Doctor :   like throbbing, achy?
Doctor :   does she has nausea , vomitting when she gets headache
User :   throbbing, also pain in right eye, ear side of head, and yes nausea also
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   How many attacks she gets in a week?
User :   this is the only one, its been everday for 2wks,
Doctor :   is she under lot stress from academically and from sports side?
User :   not really, but the MRI showed thickening of her nasal membraine
Doctor :   it is one finding but it does not mean any thing
Doctor :   Some times radiologist give some kind of information with symptoms instead of leaving the report blank
Doctor :   Does he has repeated sinus infections?
User :   NO never
Doctor :   Does she has any breathing problems thru nose
User :   no never
Doctor :   So we can or corelated the symptoms with MRI results
User :   ywa
User :   *yes
Doctor :   Basically MRI is done to rule out any grave pathology like tumors
User :   yes
Doctor :   Deviated Nasal septum
User :   IDK
Doctor :   In this case MRI is OK
Doctor :   IDK means?
User :   she has deviated nasal septum, is that what you are saying
Doctor :   y
User :   what can we do for her at home
Doctor :   SO basically She has no ENT issues
User :   what can we do for her at home
Doctor :   my possible diagnosis is Migraine geadache
Doctor :   Give her Ibuprofen 400mg every 6 hours
User :   nasal septum is an ENT issue, right?
User :   I just said nothing is working can you suggest anything
Doctor :   But the deviation not causing any infectionss
User :   not that we are aware of her cbc counts come back normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   what can be done for a nasal septum issue
Doctor :   That can only be corrected via surgery
User :   really, can that come on all of a sudden?
Doctor :   And its a minor one. with no complications
User :   how is that procedure done
Doctor :   i will give you all the details
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