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Alternative Names Loss of smell; Anosmia Home Care Treating the cause of the problem may correct loss of the sense of smell. Treatment can include: Antihistamines (if the condition is related to allergy) Changes in medication Surgery to correct blockages Treatment of other disorders Avoid using too many nasal decongestants, which can lead to recurring nasal congestion. If you lose your sense of smell, you may have changes in taste. But, adding highly seasoned foods to your diet can help stimulate the taste sensations that you still have. Improve your safety at home by using smoke detectors and electric appliances instead of gas ones. You may not be able to smell gas if there is a leak. Or, install equipment that detects the presence of gas fumes in the home. There is no treatment for loss of smell due to aging. If you have a loss of smell due to a recent viral upper respiratory infection, be patient. The sense of smell may return to normal without treatment. Call your health care provider if Call y...
Definition Septoplasty is surgery to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the wall inside the nose that separates the nostrils. See also: Rhinoplasty Alternative Names Nasal septum repair Description Most patients receive general anesthesia before septoplasty. This will make you unconscious and unable to feel pain. Some have the surgery under local anesthesia, which numbs the area to block pain. You will stay awake if you have local anesthesia. Surgery takes about 1 to 1 hours. Patients usually go home the same day. Your surgeon will make a cut inside the wall on one side of your nose. The mucus membrane that covers the wall will be lifted up. Then your surgeon will remove or move any cartilage or bone that is causing the blockage in the area. After this, your surgeon will put the mucus membrane back in place. This membrane will be held in place by stitches, splints, or packing material. Why the Procedure Is Performed The main reasons for this surgery are: To repair a crooked, bent, or defo...
Nose emergencies include nosebleeds, an object lodged in the nose, and a broken nose.
A fractured nose is the most common facial fracture. It usually results from a blunt injury and is often associated with other facial fractures. The bruised appearance usually disappears after 2 weeks.
Nose injuries and neck injuries are often seen together because a blow that is forceful enough to injure the nose may be hard enough to injure the neck.
Serious nose injuries cause problems that require immediate professional attention. However, for minor nose injuries, the doctor may prefer to see the injured person after the swelling subsides.
Nosebleeds are very common. A nosebleed may be caused by trauma such as nose picking, forceful nose blowing, direct impact to the nose, and other actions. A nosebleed may also be caused by irritation or dryness of the lining of the nose, which may occur with low humidity and dry environment, allergic rhinitis...
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