Can Nasal Passages Be Drained Withour Fixing a Deviated Septum?

Can Nasal Passages Be Drained Withour Fixing a Deviated Septum?

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Can Nasal Passages Be Drained Withour Fixing a Deviated Septum?

IMHO, your best bet is to see an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon in your area for a complete nasal examination.  The ENT surgeon can then make specific treatment recommendations both nos surgical and surgical if nd when that time does arrive.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasa passage drained

I am not sure what you are asking here. Are you asking about your nasal breathing or your sinuses? If you are talking about nasal breathing the three most common problems amenable to surgical procedures are septum. valve collapse and turbinate enlargement. While each can be addressed individually I will often advise patients that if they are going to undergo a procedure with a trip to the operating room to do as much as they can to maximize the result. If you are talking about sinuses these can be addressed on their own as long as the septum is not also contributing to the problem.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nonsurgical Options to Septoplasty

There are minimally invasive options that may work.  Generally an Afrin challenge test will determine if you are a candidate.  The way the challenge is done is to use Afrin nasal spray, 2 sprays in each nostril twice daily.  The medication is applied every other day.  If you achieve the breathing that you desire on the days you use Afrin, then you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure.  Now this is very important; even if you get great results, do not use Afrin on a daily basis.  This leads to rebound congestion and you will be very unhappy.

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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