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  1. Removal of Nasal Adhesions - Why It Is Done

    The procedure removes debris and tissue that have formed adhesions in the nose. ...

  2. Removal of Nasal Adhesions - Risks

    The most serious risks are heavy bleeding and infection. Call your doctor if pus drains from your nose, because this is a sign of infection.Streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria appear normally in some people. Packing the nose after surgery in people who have these bacteria increases the risk of toxic shock syndrome. Call your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:Fever

  3. Sinusitis - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have surgery for sinusitis? ...

  4. Repair of a Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) - Risks

    All surgery has a small risk of infection or bleeding. In addition, septoplasty carries a small risk of a hole (perforation) forming in the septum. A perforation rarely requires treatment. Additional surgery may be needed if the perforation causes discomfort or an infection develops.Streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria appear normally in some people. Packing the nose after surgery in people .

  5. Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation - What to Think About

    Success of surgery depends to some extent on the size of the perforation-large perforations being more difficult to close-and on proper postsurgery care at home.The repair may not be as successful in people who smoke or have diabetes as in other people because these conditions can reduce blood supply to the septum.A doctor may want to try a nonsurgical technique to close the perforation before ...

  6. Sinusitis - Topic Overview

    What is sinusitis? Sinusitis is infection or inflammation of the mucous membranes that line the inside of the nose and sinuses. Sinuses are hollow spaces, or cavities, located around your eyes, cheeks, and nose.

  7. Sinusitis - Prevention

    There are several ways you may reduce your risk of developing sinusitis: Treat stuffiness (nasal congestion) caused by colds or allergies promptly, avoid contact with people with colds or other viral upper respiratory infections, avoid smoke in your home

  8. Sinusitis - Cause

    Sinusitis is most often the result of a viral infection that causes the mucous membrane lining the inside of the nose and the sinuses to become inflamed.

  9. Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation - Why It Is Done

    Some nasal septal perforations can cause symptoms such as bleeding and pain. Small perforations can create a whistling sound when you inhale. In cases of long - term, severe perforation, the bridge of the nose can develop a saddlelike deformity. Surgery can resolve these problems. ...

  10. Removal of Nasal Adhesions - What to Think About

    This procedure is more likely to succeed if you follow your doctor's instructions for postsurgery care. A doctor needs special training to use a laser. ...

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