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Deviated septum question

Posted by
vickir on December 26, 2000 at 13:56:31:

Namaste, Walt
For the past 2-3 years, my dad (age 85) has been troubled by his nasal passages swelling, making it difficult for him to breathe through his nose. Neosynephrine spray effectively opens the passages, and he uses it once a day, at bedtime. By around 4 or 5 o'clock the next day, the stuffiness returns. His doctor gave him a prescription spray for allergy, but it didn't help. Now the doctor (not sure if it's the same one) says he has a deviated septum, and surgery would probably (90% sure) resolve the problem. I'd greatly appreciate hearing your opinion on this before he agrees to the surgery.
Vicki R.



Re: Deviated septum question

Posted by
Vince F on December 26, 2000 at 14:39:41:

In Reply to: Deviated septum question posted by vickir on December 26, 2000 at 13:56:31:

Did your dad get the deviated septum 2-3 yrs ago ??

I have had a sinus problem for the past 4 yrs and took
sinus meds daily. After taking a brand of MSM that helped
them I rarely have a problem and rarely take the MSM.
Blowing my nose is usually all that is needed and not every
day now.

VF



Re: Deviated septum question

Posted by vickir on December 27, 2000 at 15:29:06:

In Reply to: Re: Deviated septum question posted by Vince F on December 26, 2000 at 14:39:41:

It is not a sinus problem. There is nothing IN his nose to be blown out. And, yes, I also thought it peculiar that his septum should suddenly have deviated after 83 years of going straight. He has taken MSM, and it helped other things, but not his difficulty breathing.
Vicki



Re: Deviated septum question

Posted by
Vince F on December 27, 2000 at 19:24:35:

In Reply to: Re: Deviated septum question posted by vickir on December 27, 2000 at 15:29:06:

Vicki,

I have 4 brands of MSM and each helped something different
The Nature's Bounty brand helped my sinuses. Mine was mostly
swelling that restricted breathing.


VF



Re: Deviated septum question (Archive in allergy?)

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 28, 2000 at 07:46:10:

In Reply to: Deviated septum question posted by vickir on December 26, 2000 at 13:56:31:

Hi, vickir.

IF this is only on one side, the surgery might help for a while. If it is on both sides, how could it be from a deviated septum? A deviated septum is exactly what it says: the septum is deviated to one side and helps block that side when allergic swelling further compromises the air flow. However, when it is deviated to one side, the other side would have a lot more room and couldn't be blocked.

A lot more likely cause is that he has become allergic to something he is eating and the most common things he eats are the most likely culprits.

In this country those things are most commonly wheat and dairy. He could find out by METICULOUSLY removing any trace of both from his diet for a week or so. If his nose clears up you both will know what to do. There is about a 5% chance that it is some other food but at least this is where to start.

First, he should add ONE OR THE OTHER back to his diet and see what happens within a few days. If he plugs back up he will know what to avoid. If not, he should restart the other and do the same thing.

Remember that it COULD be only the combination of both that produces this condition.

Topical allergy medication would do nothing for this since it is coming from INSIDE him.

Let us know what happens.

Walt



Re: Deviated septum question - Thanks, Walt

Posted by vickir on December 28, 2000 at 15:02:13:

In Reply to: Re: Deviated septum question (Archive in allergy?) posted by Walt Stoll on December 28, 2000 at 07:46:10:

Would that more doctors were as logical as you! I'll pass your comments on to my dad. Will let you know if we identify a food allergy as the culprit. (I hope it isn't dairy--I don't know if he could give up his daily dish of ice cream!)
Vicki R.



Re: Deviated septum question

Posted by vickir on December 28, 2000 at 15:06:38:

In Reply to: Re: Deviated septum question posted by Vince F on December 27, 2000 at 19:24:35:

He's getting ready to change to a different brand of MSM. Maybe he'll be lucky and the new brand will help his swollen nasal passages.
Thanks for the comments.



Re: Deviated septum question - Thanks, Walt

Posted by
Barbara on December 28, 2000 at 17:58:14:

In Reply to: Re: Deviated septum question - Thanks, Walt posted by vickir on December 28, 2000 at 15:02:13:

If I remember right, ice cream has to be avoided if you are testing for gluten too.



Re: Deviated septum question

Posted by
Vince F on December 28, 2000 at 18:46:27:

In Reply to: Re: Deviated septum question posted by vickir on December 28, 2000 at 15:06:38:

Vicki,

I don't know why the different MSM's have helped different
things but things they did help replaced other things I
needed to take to relieve problems and with the MSM I rarely
if ever have to take the MSM. One brand, Natrol that got rid
of knee pain for about 3 months was needed again. Seemed
to take longer this time to fix it and i forget to take it
when the pains disapear. I bought a bunch this time since
I thought I should take it for a long while after the pains
disapear but have forgotten again. I'm gona take some now.

Other things that different brands helped with were
general muscle aches after activities but what is really
strange is that I started lifting weights and Don't have Any
aches after unless I strain something when before just food
shoping would do me in for days.

VF



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