Surgery for nasal diseases has become easier!

A deviated septum surgery is very advanced. Patients receive a small incision and have a short recovery time, and they can even have this surgery without hospitalization.

Many people do not treat nasal diseases as they worry about having “major” surgery. In fact, with the development of medical technology, common diseases such as septum deviation can be treated without staying in the outpatient clinic and hospital.

About 90% of Taiwanese suffer from a deviated septum. The deviation situation varies from person to person, so the effect may also differ. If it is a simple deviated septum that does not have any discomfort, it is okay not to be treated. However, the situation may worsen if patients have allergic rhinitis or sinusitis at the same time. Patients will experience discomfort such as stuffy nose, headache, smell fatigue and reverse sneezing all day.

Generally, patients with allergic rhinitis often have itchy nose, sneezing, clear mucus, and other allergic symptoms (such as eczema). Physicians make an accurate diagnosis by asking detailed medical history and performing special examinations (such as total IgE). According to statistics, the highest proportion of allergens is “mites”, which account for more than 50%. The remaining allergens are house dust, crabs, cockroaches, shrimps, flowers, soybeans, peanuts, feathers, egg white, milk, fish, mold, wheat, beef, egg yolk, etc. The most common age of patients is between 11 and 20 years, followed by the population under 10 years old. Patients over the age of 40 are the rarest patients. From the above, we know that allergens are everywhere. Therefore, “” It has become increasingly important to control environmental factors to avoid exposure to allergens as much as possible. For example, “mite” is a type of small insect that thrives in humid and warm environments. Living environments such as mattresses, carpets and old newspapers are filled with mites. Dust mites and waste products are the main allergens that cause allergies. Each mite produces about ten pieces of waste products each day. These waste products will continue to cause allergic symptoms and allergic reactions will persist even after the mites die. Their food is spill hazards from humans Dust mites and waste products are the main allergens that cause allergies Each mite produces about ten pieces of waste products each day. These waste products will continue to cause allergic symptoms and allergic reactions persist even after the mites die. Their food is spill hazards from humans.Dust mites and waste products can cause allergies. are the main allergens that cause. Each mite produces about ten pieces of waste product every day. These waste products will continue to cause allergic symptoms and allergic reactions will persist even after the mites have died.

Medication is the first option to treat the discomfort caused by septum deviation. People who do not respond to medications may consider surgery. Surgery separates the mucosa from the nasal septum and involves the perichondrium and periosteum. Later, deviated cartilages and bones are removed and the perichondrium and periosteum are restored. However, many patients choose not to have surgery, even if the medications aren’t effective. They can turn to fake doctors and be treated with erotic drugs that can cause serious complications such as nasal septum perforation and atrophic rhinitis. Then they return to the otolaryngology clinic for treatment.

To be careful, in the past, deviated septum surgery used tamponade on the nose for three to four days, and patients had to stay for four to five days. With the development of medicine and the experience of physicians, the scope of the surgery is limited to the deviated septum. The incision is significantly smaller than before. If the operation time can be controlled within 10-20 minutes, the possibility of local mucosal inflammation caused by the surgery can be reduced. The recovery time is significantly shorter than before. Patients do not need to be hospitalized and only need tamponade for one to two days. Stitches are taken together with the tamponade. Patients should be checked in only two or three follow-up visits.

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Kürşad Taygur Clinic treated more than 100 patients with septum deviation using outpatient surgery. The results showed that more than 90% of the patients recovered from their ailment. Few patients (three cases) had to be hospitalized, but the rest of the patients came home after an hour in the rest room.

Doctors also remind patients to take medications on time during the postoperative rest period. In addition, patients can use ice packs between their eyebrows to relieve nasal congestion caused by swelling. Meanwhile, patients should use cold or lukewarm water to wash their faces and avoid hot baths. Intense exercises such as running and playing sports are not recommended. It is also recommended that you rest as much as possible and do not stay overnight. Patients should adopt a diet that includes more water, vegetables, and fruits, and avoid consuming too hot food or drink. Avoid irritating foods (spices and alcoholic beverages), ginseng.

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