The nasal septum is the wall that separates the left and right airways in the nose, dividing the two nostrils. It is made of boneand hard tissue called cartilage.
Septoplasty is done to correct problems with the septum inside the nose. The surgery is done to:
Nasal douching removes clots and crusting from the nose as it heals. It helps the healing process to occur without infection, and in the longer term, prevents the formation of too much scar tissue (adhesions) in the nose.
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