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Experience discomfort/pull around the nasal wall

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  • Posted By: medico
  • August 11, 2009
  • 07:18 AM

Hi I had a infection due to repeated entry of water in my nose over a period of many months. This led to growth of polyps resulting in nasal blockage. The turbinates in either nostril would swell alternately on days and would result in breathing discomfort(both sides would never swell at the same time). The scan showed that I had tissue growth(polyps) in the maxillary, ethmoid sinuses and concha bellusa was swollen. I was wrongly operated for deviated nasal septum (FESS). Apart from this the polyps were removed, concha bellusa was excised with partial reduction of inferior and middle turbinates ON RHS and right uncinectomy. After this operation I felt I couldn;t move my right nasal(lateral) wall with ease. It would be constrained during speech and also while inhaling it would not move in as much as the left side. This would give the feeling of only being able to breathe freely from the left nostril. I was on medication for sometime, but this worsened things. Then I had to go in for a corrective surgery after a repeat scan showed deviation this time towards right and regrowth of polyps and swelling of turbinates. This time the surgery was more invasive, especially the septoplasty and the recovery period was much longer. Now I have no complaints of blockage or partial breathing from the right side. Both sides seem open and I am able to breathe freely. Only problem which really makes me feel uncomfortable and not be able to lead a very normal life (I am able to do almost all activities) is that I have this pull when I try to speak or any facial action which leads to the muscles on my cheeks move upwards(thereby pulling the nasal walls too slightly upward). The left side experiences no discomfort whatsoever. But the right one seems to not be able to move as freely, giving the feeling that it has reached its limit and is getting pulled. The skin/muscles on the top of the nasal passage tend to get cringed. Is there some way this feeling can be gradually reduced? Is there some devide which can be worn around the nose, or something which would help correct this over some period?

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