The Doctors: What Is A Nasopharyngoscopy? What Is A Deviated Septum?

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The Doctors: What Is A Deviated Septum?

The Doctors: What Is A Nasopharyngoscopy? What Is A Deviated Septum?

The Doctors talked to a woman who has been suffering from strong allergy symptoms for about 13 years. The Doctors got to the bottom of what was happening.

Most people have experienced an intensive sinus injection. They’re usually accompanied by nasal pressure, difficulty breathing, thick mucous blocking nasal passages and then dripping back into the throat. But imagine experiencing that for 13 years. That’s what Jerika has been experiencing, so she came to The Doctors for some help. Dr. Andrew Ordon treated her. He’s not only a plastic surgeon, he’s also a ear, nose, and throat specialist. Dr. Ordon looked at the CT scans, which didn’t show an indication of excess mucous coming through her sinuses. But it did show a deviated septum and inflamed nasal passages. When the filters in the nose become too big, they close up the airway. And that was part of the puzzle for Jerika.

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The Drs TV: What Is A Nasopharyngoscopy?

Dr. Andrew Ordon performed a nasopharyngoscopy on Jerika, which is when you send a camera on a thin wire up into the nose. They actually showed the inside of Jerika’s nose and the mucous in there. He was actually able to see what was causing the pain and what the deviated septum looked like. Dr. Andrew Ordon said she was producing excess mucous because of the deviated septum. He decided to send her to an allergy specialist to make sure something else wasn’t going on to complicate things.

The Doctors: Allergy Back Test

Dr. Danica Schulte, an expert allergist, performed an allergy test on Jerika, where the back is given small amounts of common allergens to find out which allergens she was reacting to. The test ultimately showed she was allergic to mold, trees, grasses, and weeds. This means she was allergic to most outdoor environmental factors. She was actually skin tested about three and a half years ago and showed nothing. Dr. Danica Schulte said that you can develop more allergies over time.

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The Drs TV: Dymista Allergy Nasal Spray Review

She said that some over-the-counter medications can make things worse, because antihistamines can thicken mucous which makes you feel even more miserable. The best thing to do is to know your triggers and receive proper treatment with allergies. Dr. Danica Schulte recommended Dymista Allergy Nasal Spray, which is a prescription medication with a steroid and antihistamine in it.

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