Nasal Deformities Treatments

Treatment for nasal deformities can include medication to ease symptoms and surgery to repair the structural defect.

Medication may include:

  • Analgesics: These over-the-counter medications treat headaches and sinus pain.
  • Decongestants: These drugs relieve congestion and reduce swelling of the nasal tissue.
  • Antihistamines: While usually used for allergies, antihistamines can also help reduce congestion and dry up a runny nose.
  • Steroid sprays: These prescription medications reduce inflammation of the nasal tissue.

Surgical options include:

  • Rhinoplasty: This is a reshaping of the nose, performed either for better nasal functioning or for an improved appearance.
  • Septoplasty: This is the surgical straightening of the septum, the cartilage and bone that separates the two nasal chambers.
  • Closed reduction: This procedure repairs a broken nose without surgery. It is most successful within a week after trauma to the nose.

Related Resources

American Rhinologic Society*

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