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  1. Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation - What to Expect After Surgery

    Some doctors place a foam pack or splint in the nose, to be left in place for 5 to 7 days. After the pack or splint is removed, you will begin rinsing the nose several times a day with saline. Your doctor will instruct you on how to use the saline. You can expect drainage after surgery.You may need to have your nose cleaned in the doctor's office a few times. Your nose should be healed 2 to 3 ...

  2. Sinusitis - What Happens

    There are two types of sinusitis: acute (sudden onset) and chronic (long - term). Sinusitis often develops after a cold or viral infection. Most sinus infections improve on their own, but sometimes they develop into a bacterial infection-swelling, inflamm

  3. Environmental Illness - Toxic Chemicals in Our Environment

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

  4. Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation - How Well It Works

    Surgery to repair a nasal septal perforation is usually successful. However, some large perforations may be difficult to close. ...

  5. Environmental Illness - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about environmental illness:What is an environmental illness?What causes an environmental illness?What can I do to make my home healthier?Can molds cause allergies?Why do environmental illnesses have a greater impact on children? Being diagnosed:What should I look for if I think my home or workplace is making me sick?Can I determine whether a building has a mold problem?How will a doctor

  6. 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 .

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Repair of a Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) - What to Expect After Surgery

    After surgery, you may have a nasal splint or pack placed in your nostrils to stop bleeding and keep the septum straight while it heals. You probably will get instructions on how to care for your nose while it is healing. For example, you may be told not to blow your nose and to sneeze with your mouth open to avoid pressure changes. ...

  10. 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.

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