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Can Septum Regenerate While Snorting Cocaine?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Question: hi i have been snorting coke now for 4 months.yesterday i noticed that there are two craters or indentations on either side of my septum.i have read on the internet that septum has great capacity of regenerating.could you please tell me if this will heal once i stop coke.my septum is not yet deviated or perforated.

my main question is will septum start regenerating.

also how long will it take to go back to normal

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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Chemical injury to septum

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query,

Snorting can lead to chronic dryness and degeneration ultimately causing perforation. As you have said that there are indentations, it means the changes have already started in the cartilage of the septum.

The cartilage cannot regenerate but the mucosa can. As till now, there is no perforation, stopping snorting will stop further damage.

You may apply a lubricating ointment like Vaseline.

Any further questions are always welcome.

Take care
Thanks and regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (10 minutes later)
what is the difference between cartiledge and mucosa
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Chemical injury to the septum

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Mucosa is the pink lining you can see on looking into the nose. it lines the whole nasal cavity.
Carriage is the hard structure in the septum you can feel when palpating the septum. it is responsible for the shape of septum.
Any further questions are always welcome
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Can Septum Regenerate While Snorting Cocaine?

Brief Answer: Chemical injury to septum Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query, Snorting can lead to chronic dryness and degeneration ultimately causing perforation. As you have said that there are indentations, it means the changes have already started in the cartilage of the septum. The cartilage cannot regenerate but the mucosa can. As till now, there is no perforation, stopping snorting will stop further damage. You may apply a lubricating ointment like Vaseline. Any further questions are always welcome. Take care Thanks and regards