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8/29/2013 10:55:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
In the beginning of summer my nose started to become severely congested for no particular reason. My first thought it was just histamines and would go away with nasal spray and nasal decongestions (like in the past). However it persisted, so I went to a physician and he prescribed amoxicillin and anti-histamine nasal spray. Needless to say, neither worked and I was beginning to think I had chronic sinusitis. Therefore I went to see a specialist like I should of done in the first place, and he said I had a natural deviated septum. The options were nasal surgery (apparently a quick and easy process) or take stronger medicine to mitigate the inflammation. Since school was about to start I choose to go with the medicine and a prayer but I barely noticed a difference in the congestion.

Time frame:

May = Genetic deviated septum onset
June = Went to see specialist
Now = Medication from specialist ends in a few days (with barely noticeable results)

So has anyone had this problem? Should I just get the surgery?
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8/29/2013 11:03:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/29/2013 10:55:08 PM, Disquisition wrote:
In the beginning of summer my nose started to become severely congested for no particular reason. My first thought it was just histamines and would go away with nasal spray and nasal decongestions (like in the past). However it persisted, so I went to a physician and he prescribed amoxicillin and anti-histamine nasal spray. Needless to say, neither worked and I was beginning to think I had chronic sinusitis. Therefore I went to see a specialist like I should of done in the first place, and he said I had a natural deviated septum. The options were nasal surgery (apparently a quick and easy process) or take stronger medicine to mitigate the inflammation. Since school was about to start I choose to go with the medicine and a prayer but I barely noticed a difference in the congestion.


Time frame:

May = Genetic deviated septum onset
August = Went to see specialist
Now = Medication from specialist ends in a few days (with barely noticeable results)


So has anyone had this problem? Should I just get the surgery?

Correction: August for the specialist not May
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9/3/2013 10:25:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/29/2013 10:55:08 PM, Disquisition wrote:
In the beginning of summer my nose started to become severely congested for no particular reason. My first thought it was just histamines and would go away with nasal spray and nasal decongestions (like in the past). However it persisted, so I went to a physician and he prescribed amoxicillin and anti-histamine nasal spray. Needless to say, neither worked and I was beginning to think I had chronic sinusitis. Therefore I went to see a specialist like I should of done in the first place, and he said I had a natural deviated septum. The options were nasal surgery (apparently a quick and easy process) or take stronger medicine to mitigate the inflammation. Since school was about to start I choose to go with the medicine and a prayer but I barely noticed a difference in the congestion.


Time frame:

May = Genetic deviated septum onset
June = Went to see specialist
Now = Medication from specialist ends in a few days (with barely noticeable results)


So has anyone had this problem? Should I just get the surgery?

I had the surgery, back in 2003. At the time, I didn't know the importance of taking an antibiotic after surgery. Now, I believe I have a chronic nasal infection.

My ENT believes my septum is once again deviated. Yet, my sleep doctor doesn't think it is.

Regardless, I would suggest having the surgery and taking an antibiotic, afterwards.
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9/3/2013 10:28:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/3/2013 10:25:18 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 8/29/2013 10:55:08 PM, Disquisition wrote:
In the beginning of summer my nose started to become severely congested for no particular reason. My first thought it was just histamines and would go away with nasal spray and nasal decongestions (like in the past). However it persisted, so I went to a physician and he prescribed amoxicillin and anti-histamine nasal spray. Needless to say, neither worked and I was beginning to think I had chronic sinusitis. Therefore I went to see a specialist like I should of done in the first place, and he said I had a natural deviated septum. The options were nasal surgery (apparently a quick and easy process) or take stronger medicine to mitigate the inflammation. Since school was about to start I choose to go with the medicine and a prayer but I barely noticed a difference in the congestion.


Time frame:

May = Genetic deviated septum onset
June = Went to see specialist
Now = Medication from specialist ends in a few days (with barely noticeable results)


So has anyone had this problem? Should I just get the surgery?

I had the surgery, back in 2003. At the time, I didn't know the importance of taking an antibiotic after surgery. Now, I believe I have a chronic nasal infection.

My ENT believes my septum is once again deviated. Yet, my sleep doctor doesn't think it is.

Regardless, I would suggest having the surgery and taking an antibiotic, afterwards.

Yeah I'm just getting the surgery, one nostril is almost completely blocked and I'm having headaches all the time.

Interesting, I've been taking all types of antibiotics and they just won't work, so I guess my issue is in reverse.
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9/3/2013 10:39:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/3/2013 10:28:53 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 9/3/2013 10:25:18 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 8/29/2013 10:55:08 PM, Disquisition wrote:
In the beginning of summer my nose started to become severely congested for no particular reason. My first thought it was just histamines and would go away with nasal spray and nasal decongestions (like in the past). However it persisted, so I went to a physician and he prescribed amoxicillin and anti-histamine nasal spray. Needless to say, neither worked and I was beginning to think I had chronic sinusitis. Therefore I went to see a specialist like I should of done in the first place, and he said I had a natural deviated septum. The options were nasal surgery (apparently a quick and easy process) or take stronger medicine to mitigate the inflammation. Since school was about to start I choose to go with the medicine and a prayer but I barely noticed a difference in the congestion.


Time frame:

May = Genetic deviated septum onset
June = Went to see specialist
Now = Medication from specialist ends in a few days (with barely noticeable results)


So has anyone had this problem? Should I just get the surgery?

I had the surgery, back in 2003. At the time, I didn't know the importance of taking an antibiotic after surgery. Now, I believe I have a chronic nasal infection.

My ENT believes my septum is once again deviated. Yet, my sleep doctor doesn't think it is.

Regardless, I would suggest having the surgery and taking an antibiotic, afterwards.

Yeah I'm just getting the surgery, one nostril is almost completely blocked and I'm having headaches all the time.

Interesting, I've been taking all types of antibiotics and they just won't work, so I guess my issue is in reverse.

I know what you're going through; it's hell. I had to have the surgery; I felt as though I was suffocating. Even though I have chronic nasal congestion, it stills beats the heck out of having a deviated septum.

The antibiotic is important, for the mere reason, whenever a surgeon operates, he, or she, opens the body up to bacteria.
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9/3/2013 10:43:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/3/2013 10:39:27 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 9/3/2013 10:28:53 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 9/3/2013 10:25:18 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 8/29/2013 10:55:08 PM, Disquisition wrote:
In the beginning of summer my nose started to become severely congested for no particular reason. My first thought it was just histamines and would go away with nasal spray and nasal decongestions (like in the past). However it persisted, so I went to a physician and he prescribed amoxicillin and anti-histamine nasal spray. Needless to say, neither worked and I was beginning to think I had chronic sinusitis. Therefore I went to see a specialist like I should of done in the first place, and he said I had a natural deviated septum. The options were nasal surgery (apparently a quick and easy process) or take stronger medicine to mitigate the inflammation. Since school was about to start I choose to go with the medicine and a prayer but I barely noticed a difference in the congestion.


Time frame:

May = Genetic deviated septum onset
June = Went to see specialist
Now = Medication from specialist ends in a few days (with barely noticeable results)


So has anyone had this problem? Should I just get the surgery?

I had the surgery, back in 2003. At the time, I didn't know the importance of taking an antibiotic after surgery. Now, I believe I have a chronic nasal infection.

My ENT believes my septum is once again deviated. Yet, my sleep doctor doesn't think it is.

Regardless, I would suggest having the surgery and taking an antibiotic, afterwards.

Yeah I'm just getting the surgery, one nostril is almost completely blocked and I'm having headaches all the time.

Interesting, I've been taking all types of antibiotics and they just won't work, so I guess my issue is in reverse.

I know what you're going through; it's hell. I had to have the surgery; I felt as though I was suffocating. Even though I have chronic nasal congestion, it stills beats the heck out of having a deviated septum.

The antibiotic is important, for the mere reason, whenever a surgeon operates, he, or she, opens the body up to bacteria.

Yep, so what do they actually do in surgery to open up your nasal passages?

Do they cut out the inflamed portions of something?

If you did take your antibiotics after surgery would you be breathing at 100% with no blockage? (In other words how effective was it for you)
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9/3/2013 11:04:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/3/2013 10:43:54 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 9/3/2013 10:39:27 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 9/3/2013 10:28:53 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 9/3/2013 10:25:18 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 8/29/2013 10:55:08 PM, Disquisition wrote:
In the beginning of summer my nose started to become severely congested for no particular reason. My first thought it was just histamines and would go away with nasal spray and nasal decongestions (like in the past). However it persisted, so I went to a physician and he prescribed amoxicillin and anti-histamine nasal spray. Needless to say, neither worked and I was beginning to think I had chronic sinusitis. Therefore I went to see a specialist like I should of done in the first place, and he said I had a natural deviated septum. The options were nasal surgery (apparently a quick and easy process) or take stronger medicine to mitigate the inflammation. Since school was about to start I choose to go with the medicine and a prayer but I barely noticed a difference in the congestion.


Time frame:

May = Genetic deviated septum onset
June = Went to see specialist
Now = Medication from specialist ends in a few days (with barely noticeable results)


So has anyone had this problem? Should I just get the surgery?

I had the surgery, back in 2003. At the time, I didn't know the importance of taking an antibiotic after surgery. Now, I believe I have a chronic nasal infection.

My ENT believes my septum is once again deviated. Yet, my sleep doctor doesn't think it is.

Regardless, I would suggest having the surgery and taking an antibiotic, afterwards.

Yeah I'm just getting the surgery, one nostril is almost completely blocked and I'm having headaches all the time.

Interesting, I've been taking all types of antibiotics and they just won't work, so I guess my issue is in reverse.

I know what you're going through; it's hell. I had to have the surgery; I felt as though I was suffocating. Even though I have chronic nasal congestion, it stills beats the heck out of having a deviated septum.

The antibiotic is important, for the mere reason, whenever a surgeon operates, he, or she, opens the body up to bacteria.

Yep, so what do they actually do in surgery to open up your nasal passages?

Do they cut out the inflamed portions of something?

If you did take your antibiotics after surgery would you be breathing at 100% with no blockage? (In other words how effective was it for you)

The septum is deviated; so, they have to break your nose, in order to correct it. There is no inflamed tissue; it's made of cartilage. Afterwards, there is plenty of inflammation; so, they put a stent in each nostril to keep it open and pack your nose with gauze. They gave me Tylenol 3 for the pain, but I was still in a tremendous amount of pain.
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9/3/2013 11:17:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/3/2013 11:04:01 PM, s-anthony wrote:
The septum is deviated; so, they have to break your nose, in order to correct it. There is no inflamed tissue; it's made of cartilage. Afterwards, there is plenty of inflammation; so, they put a stent in each nostril to keep it open and pack your nose with gauze. They gave me Tylenol 3 for the pain, but I was still in a tremendous amount of pain.

Ah ok, it is just a one day surgery right? recovery time?
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9/4/2013 8:17:18 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/3/2013 11:17:59 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 9/3/2013 11:04:01 PM, s-anthony wrote:
The septum is deviated; so, they have to break your nose, in order to correct it. There is no inflamed tissue; it's made of cartilage. Afterwards, there is plenty of inflammation; so, they put a stent in each nostril to keep it open and pack your nose with gauze. They gave me Tylenol 3 for the pain, but I was still in a tremendous amount of pain.

Ah ok, it is just a one day surgery right? recovery time?

The surgery took about 4 hours. The recovery time, I think was two to three weeks; I'm not sure. That was ten years, ago.