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Reddish nasal mucus after the use of cocaine and crystal meth. Have deviated septum. Will it go of its own?

I used cocaine very heavy for 6months. about 3 grams a day. i got clean for a couple years and then snorted crystal meth for about 2 months. I ve been clean for 2 months now. i STILL have nasal issues...i have to blow my nose probably 4-8 times a day. I get boogers, hard ones mixed with blood. a scab almost. the other mucus is a yellow color. what can i do to improve my nose? I ve flushed it several times with a nasal rinse and also use a saline spray once a day. and i have a deviated septum from 10 years ago, so all the drugs were done through one nostril . will this ever go away?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
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You used cocaine in heavy doses for 6 moths and then after quitting it you started on methadone. Now you have problem of nose. See some symptoms of drug withdrawal remain for long time even years after quitting. The problem of nasal stuffiness, scabbing you are having are due to withdrawal features. These are also labelled as Protracted Withdrawal. I would advise you to keep nasal mucosa moist by sprays. Also for rhinitis and congestion you can use some non sedating antihistaminic drug like levocetrizine or fexofenadine etc. These will help to remove congestion and will give you symptomatic relief.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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