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Hello, I am diagnosed with a deviated nasal septum so I am having problem breathing an addition my left is occasionally red and I have headaches all the, I this the effect of dns? Does dns has its effect on eyes?

Dr.Karuna Chawla 97% (117300ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Yes dns can indirectly cause headache etc. 1. Do saline gargles daily. 2. Whenever possible do steam inhalation also. 3. Cover your nose and mouth with hanky for at least 30 sec when you go in dusty areas also when you go in and out of ac. As our nose is the most sensitive part of our body, when there is temperature difference between two rooms or inside n outside, then if we not protect our nose, it gets affected. 4. Drink hot liquids --hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. 5. Sleep with an extra pillow under your head-- elevating your head will help relieve congested nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, try placing the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope. 6. Treat that stuffy nose with warm salt water-- salt-water rinsing helps break nasal congestion, while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose. 7. Blow your nose often (and the right way)-- it's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can carry germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages, causing earache. The best way to blow your nose: press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Homeopathic treatment has very encouraging results. Consult online for details.
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I've been noticing that I have nasal flaring, and need to yawn frequently or breath deep to get a full satisfying breath. When I breathe solely through my nose, it doesn't satisfy me. I know I have a deviated septum, but not sure if that is the cause. This has been happening for over 2 months.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 97% (117300ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I've been noticing that I have nasal flaring, and need to yawn frequently or breath deep to get a full satisfying bre...
1. Do saline gargles daily. 2. Whenever possible do steam inhalation also. 3. Cover your nose and mouth with hanky for at least 30 sec when you go in dusty areas also when you go in and out of ac. As our nose is the most sensitive part of our body, when there is temperature difference between two rooms or inside n outside, then if we not protect our nose, it gets affected. 4. Drink hot liquids --hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. Homeopathic treatment has very encouraging results and gives relief in long term consult online with details.
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Hello Doctor, Mujhe hlka sa DNS (Deviated nasal septum) hai kya yeh cold drop lene se ye kum hoga?

Dr.Vilas Misra 91% (756ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Lucknow
Dear lybrate-user, dns is a surgical indication, hence there is no role of medicines. In your case since the dns is mild there should not be any problem at all. Leave it as it is.
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I'm working in police since 2010. I am very much frustrated and lost of hope because I don't know what is my exact health problem and cure. My past is not so good. I'm suffered from, anxiety, depression and insomnia for 5 year and take treatment from aiims hospital Delhi for 5 years. But now I left all medicine before 1 year ago and now I feel absolutely fine with these problems. But now I faced some other issues. I'm unable to breathe normally. I have sinusitis and divine nasal spectrum (dns )and then my operation is done 2 times but I don't feel any solution and my breathing difficulty is still there. I'm feeling tightness on chest and difficulty in breathing and shortness of breathing and difficulty in walking and feels I can't walk the property and fall down suddenly. Blurred vision and not able to see clearly from the eyes is also facing. By these breathing problems, I faced many problems. I'm going to angry soon and not interested to do works and not able to concentrate on my works .what I do. How I cure myself. Which diagnose is best for me for cure and treating. Please help me out. I'm very much great full.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 97% (117300ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
U have sinusitis but why do you fell down suddenly needs to be investigated. What medicines were you taking, may be its side effects of those. Also do you suffer from cold, sneezing n headache etc. I need details. 1. Do saline gargles daily. 2. Whenever possible do steam inhalation also. 3. Cover your nose and mouth with hanky for at least 30 sec when you go in dusty areas also when you go in and out of ac. As our nose is the most sensitive part of our body, when there is temperature difference between two rooms or inside n outside, then if we not protect our nose, it gets affected. 4. Drink hot liquids --hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. 5. Sleep with an extra pillow under your head-- elevating your head will help relieve congested nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, try placing the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope. 6. Treat that stuffy nose with warm salt water-- salt-water rinsing helps break nasal congestion, while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose. 7. Blow your nose often (and the right way)-- it's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can carry germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages, causing earache. The best way to blow your nose: press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Homeopathic treatment has very encouraging results. Consult online for details.
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Septoplasty - How To Recover From It?

Dr.Dhirendra Singh Kushwah 89% (80ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Septoplasty - How To Recover From It?

A surgical procedure that is done to alter a deviated septum is called Septoplasty. When the cartilage in the middle of your nose is deviated and is out of position, it can create problems like pain in the nose, problems in breathing and nosebleeds. Septoplasty aims to correct the alignment of the septum so as to improve the airflow and rectify any breathing problem. This surgery is generally an outpatient procedure and can be done with general or local anaesthesia.

The septum is the cartilage that causes the division between the two nostrils. When the alignment of the septum falters, it is called a deviated septum. If the septum shifts to one side, then the size of one of the nostrils reduces and causes breathing troubles. Some people are born with a deviation in the septum, but often times it can be caused by an injury to the nose as well. Surgery is the only means to correct this deformity.

What are the risks associated with septoplasty?
Septoplasty is major surgery, and just like any other surgery, it has its risks. The risks may include heavy bleeding, adverse reaction to anaesthetics used or infection of the site of surgery. The other risks that are associated with septoplasty include

  1. Profuse bleeding
  2. Decrease in olfactory senses
  3. Change in the shape of your nose
  4. A perforation in the septum
  5. Temporary sensation of numbness of facial area due to the effects of anaesthetics
  6. Collection of blood in the nasal space, which needs special medical attention to be drained out
  7. Sometimes the symptoms such as blocked nose, bleeding etc. may persist even after undergoing the surgery.

How to recover from the surgery?
After the surgical procedure, your doctor may ask you to take precautions in order to reduce the chances of swelling and bleeding. Depending upon the severity of the surgery, your doctor may advise you to abide by all of the restrictions such as:

  1. Curbing on activities such as aerobics and jogging which can put a strain on your body. This precaution is practised to maintain normal blood pressure in order to avoid nosebleeds
  2. Do not blow your nose
  3. Avoid wearing clothes that you have to take off by pulling over your nose to avoid brushing against it
  4. Put your head on an elevated platform when sleeping
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I have deviated nasal septum the doctor told me I have to go through surgery to treat it as my right nostril is blocked I was worried is it a major surgery what are some precaution I can take and also the recovery time.

Dr.Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (34177ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have deviated nasal septum the doctor told me I have to go through surgery to treat it as my right nostril is block...
It is simple surgery. Not a major one. Nothing to worry about it at all. Choose doctor with experience for the operation.
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Septoplasty - Know Procedures Of It!

Dr.Amol Patil 90% (55ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT
ENT Specialist, Mumbai
Septoplasty - Know Procedures Of It!

The nasal septum divides the nose into the two nostrils or airways. When this septum is defective in structure or position, it can cause several physical difficulties like breathing problems, sleep apnea, bleeding, sinusitis, etc. The surgery to correct the nasal septum is known as septoplasty. The surgery is very common and has a high rate of success.

Reason 

When the bone and cartilage separating the two chambers is crooked and deformed, it prevents the air from flowing properly through either one of the nostrils. The people suffering from this condition often take to breathing through their mouth and this leads to respiratory tract infections. So, the septum is fixed with the help of septoplasty.

Procedure

1. First, your medical history is taken, a thorough physical examination is conducted and the nose is photographed from the inside and the outside. You may also be asked to avoid medication like ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin for a few days since these can increase the bleeding after surgery. 

2. Septoplasty is performed under general or localized anesthesia and takes about 90 minutes. Incisions are made on the inside of the nose and the mucus membrane is lifted. 

3. Then, the pieces of cartilage that are affecting normal functioning are repositioned or removed. 

4. If the nasal bone is causing the septum to be wrongly aligned, then cuts are made on the bone and it is positioned correctly. 

5. Sometimes, cartilage grafts (called spreader grafts) are put in between the upper nose cartilage and the septum to widen the narrow nostril. 

6. After this, the mucus membrane is put back in place and stitched.

Post- surgical care

A nasal support is put inside the nose to help it heal and keep it straight. The support is removed after two days but there may be swelling and occasional nasal discharge for a few days. The tissues and cartilage become stable within 4 to 6 months.
You are asked not to blow your nose or cough and sneeze too much as these might displace the nasal support.The head is to be kept at a higher level than the rest of the body while sleeping and physically demanding exercises are to be avoided in order to prevent nosebleeds.

Risks

Septoplasty is not performed if the patient had high level of blood sugar or high blood pressure. It is also delayed in case of any kind of infection in the nose, mouth or in the respiratory tract.

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