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, I have had chronic edema on the tip and sides of my

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Hello, I have had chronic edema on the tip and sides of my nose after using something called nose right, your suppose to clip it on your nose to make it smaller . This was 7 month ago and the edema still persists and is worse. Of course i have completely stopped using it 7 month ago when i noticed things going down hill. I have gone to the doctor about it they prescribed me strong antihistamines and they didn't do much. I have tried taking some natural water pills they help a bit then after stop working. Is there any advice i can get and will this ever go away.
Thank you
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Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

you should see a lymphedema massage therapist and learn some nose lymphedema massage therapy techniques to help massage the fluid and edema out of the tip of your nose.

Dr. David :

you have to massage the fluid up and away from the tip of your nose.

Dr. David :

and over time this can help.

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

Good evening

Dr. David :

you should also write the manufactures of nose right and complain to them as well.

Dr. David :

and tell them what happened.

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

i have done so but they have not answered back

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

is there any medication that i will have to take

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

my Pysician prescribed me antihistamines which didn't work

Dr. David :

http://noseright.com/how.htm

Dr. David :

I see the website.

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

also i have tried massaging it sometimes aswell but it gets worse

Dr. David :

you have the massage the fluid up and out of the nose.

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

that's what im worried, also when it is hot it gets really bad ,

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

okay just another note

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

it nearly went away in the beginning of september , however i then went on a vitamin A cream which then worsened the condition

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

i didn't realise it would have an effect on my nose

Dr. David :

well, if it always went away before, it can go away again.

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

okay is this all that i should do?

Dr. David :

yes, that is what you should do for now.

Dr. David :

avoid excessive salt in your diet which can worsen edema.

Dr. David :

avoid excessive sun exposure on your face.

Dr. David :

sun damage can worsen skin damage.

Dr. David :

you will be fine.

Dr. David :

good luck to you

Dr. David :

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JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

ok i wanted to consult a plastic surgeon about it , since it has changed the shape of my nose, would this be the right thing to do

Dr. David :

you can consult with a plastic surgeon.

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

would surgery help the situation ?

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

and one final question

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

how long will this take to resolve

Dr. David :

surgery can cause scar tissue and I can't see your skin or nose or edema at this point.

Dr. David :

you have to see a plastic surgeon face to face to get an evaluation of your nose.

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

i have thicker skin due to the edema

Dr. David :

massage of your nose to push out the edema helps the most.

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

upwards?

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

Thank you for your help Doctor

Dr. David :

yes, up towards the bridge of your nose

Dr. David :

and up and towards your upper cheeks.

JACUSTOMER-vugy87un- :

ok i will do , so thanks

Dr. David :

thanks.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
There was not much detail which i payed for.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
I would like to help but I would require an additional rating when we are done.
that indicates paying again.
are you ok with that?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello,

That's fine , no worries

can you take a picture for me?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I wouldn't waste your time with any other treatments
The only thing that is going to work is plastic surgery
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
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Satisfied Customers: 57658
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thanks for the rating. can I help further?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi sorry i'm a bit confused on this process, i thought there would be a chat, also i have just paid the of £36 is that correct. I was advised to do drainage massage by an another physican and also i asked about surgery but he said it cause scar tissue, sorry for the slow reply

No problem
Yes we can continue the chat here as long as you like but we are stuck in this format
The massage will do nothing. I disagree.
after 7 months this change is permanent.
surgery is going to be the only fix
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks Doctor, I agree as well , as everytime i try massaging it ,it just gets worse, it did at one point nearly go away around August, But it came back when i was on a vitamin A cream , i did not realise it would affect my nose. My nose before the edema was much smaller and now it is a lot thicker and i am concerned about post rhinoplasty Swelling. Is there any other things i can do in the mean before i opt for surgery? i was really considering it for a while.

I really don't think so.
any cream that could shrink it will have risks of permanently damaging the skin or soft tissue underneath.
I would just leave it alone until surgery quite honestly
many of the things you put on it might mess up the surgery as well
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay , would the actual fluids in the nose go away in time even after surgery? The tip feels hard

yes, it would.
the surgeon could manipulate the tissue so it does
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay thank you very much for all your help Doctor :) i will be looking into a good surgeon

you're welcome :)
have a great day and good luck :)