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  1. 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

  2. Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation - Risks

    Bleeding and infection can occur after any surgery. You should contact your doctor if you have:Heavy bleeding. Mild bleeding is normal.Fever of or higher.Severe pain. Mild pain is expected.Pus.A foul smell coming from the nose.Persistent headache.Sometimes the perforation may reopen, requiring another surgery. ...

  3. Environmental Illness - Toxic Chemicals in Our Environment

    Indoor air pollution can affect you at home, work, or even places you visit.

  4. Removal of Nasal Adhesions - Why It Is Done

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

  5. Sinusitis - Medications

    Medications may be needed when symptoms of sinusitis are severe or do not improve. The goals of treatment with medication are to: Treat the infection, relieve pressure and pain, clear up any infection, and prevent the formation of scar tissue and avoid pe

  6. Sinusitis - What Increases Your Risk

    Your risk of developing sinusitis increases if you have recently had a cold, another viral or bacterial infection, or an upper respiratory tract infection. Also, chronic nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) can lead to sinusitis.

  7. Removal of Nasal Adhesions - Surgery Overview

    Removal of nasal adhesions is a procedure to separate scar tissue within the nose that has become connected, or fused. Fused tissue is called an adhesion. Adhesions in the nose are also called synechiae. Adhesions are a common, usually minor, complication of nasal or sinus surgery and nasal packing. They also may develop because of trauma and such conditions as syphilis, tuberculosis, lupus, or ..

  8. Sinusitis: Over-the-Counter Medicines - Topic Overview

    Medicines available without a prescription may help relieve pain and promote sinus drainage. Try pain relievers such as aspirin,ibuprofen,or acetaminophen to relieve facial pain and headache. Do not give aspirin to anyone under age 20 because of the risk of Reye syndrome. Try using a decongestant nasal spray or decongestant nose drops. Avoid using these products for more than 3 days in a ...

  9. Repair of a Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) - Surgery Overview

    The nasal septum is the wall between the nostrils that separates the two nasal passages. It supports the nose and directs airflow. The septum is made of thin bone in the back and cartilage in the front. A deviated septum occurs when the cartilage or bone is not straight. A crooked septum can make breathing difficult. The condition also can lead to snoring and sleep apnea.The septum can be ...

  10. Sinusitis - Surgery

    Surgery is used only when treatment with medications has failed to control sinusitis. When certain rare complications develop, such as when the infection spreads to the bone or inside the brain, surgery may be needed in addition to antibiotics.

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