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Nose disorder

Also known as Disease Of The Nose, Nose Disease, and Nasal Disorder

Whether it's large or small, button-like or beak-like, your nose is important to your health. It filters the air you breathe, removing dust, germs and irritants. It warms and moistens the air to keep your lungs and tubes that lead to them from drying out. Your nose also contains the nerve cells that help your sense of smell. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer. For example, the stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard for you to breathe, sleep or get comfortable.

Many problems besides the common cold can affect the nose. They include

  • Deviated septum - a shifting of the wall that divides the nasal cavity into halves
  • Nasal polyps - soft growths that develop on the lining of your nose or sinuses
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rhinitis - inflammation of the nose and sinuses sometimes caused by allergies. The main symptom is a runny nose

Source: MedlinePlus

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with nose disorder, 83% report having nasal congestion, 69% report having cough, and 47% report having fever. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of nose disorder are nasal congestion, painful sinuses, and sinus congestion, although you may still have nose disorder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with nose disorder often receive other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), excision, influenzavirus antibody assay, diagnostic procedures on ear, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, plastic procedures on nose, other or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx and other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with nose disorder include mometasone nasal product, pseudoephedrine (pcm-la), oxymetazoline nasal, azelastine nasal, budesonide nasal product, robitussin dm, triamcinolone nasal product, guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine, claritin d, chlordiazepoxide, levocetirizine (xyzal), cefprozil and desflurane .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for nose disorder include age 1-4 years age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
5.0x
1-4 years
1.9x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.0x
Other
1.0x
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