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I had gone to see an ENT last year about being tired and issues breathing out of my right side of my nose. Throughout the day the left side is working but when I go to sleep or lie in bed is when I notice I have issues breathing if just the right side is working. I had a sleep study which was done but was most likely useless as I had issues with the device prior to sleeping.
In any case I decided to have the surgery for the deviated septum as I had issues breathing and while it may not have fixed being tired it would at least fix this issue.
Fast forward to December when I went back and told the doctor who operated on me that I could see that the passageway wasn't opened up he tells me he worked only on the deviated septum and wasn't qualified to work on the struture of the nose. I really wanted to punch him in the face because he knew that I had issues with the passageway, I mentioned it to him numerous times and he complely ignored it.
He referred me to another doctor which works with him that performs nasal reconstrutive surgery. I had a visit with him back in February. He mentioned to me that he would need to make an incision in the bottom of the nose and then take cartilidge out of my ear to fix the nose.
I'd like to know if this is the only way to fix my nose. I was seeing some videos online that there is a less invasive procedure that can be done in 5 minutes to open up the passageway. I just would like to know my options if there are any others before going in.
I've tried breath rite strips and while they work, I get a red rash and my skin starts to peel after a few days. I've tried some that go into the nose and start getting sore after a few days as well.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't plan on going in for anything for another month as I am being treated for Lyme (which who knows what that is contributing to this).
Thanks for your time.
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