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What are the treatment options for nose disorders?

Minor nose disorders like a runny nose may be treated with an over-the-counter medicine, but some disorders, like a deviated septum or large polyps, may require surgery. For disorders caused by inflammation and infection, a doctor might prescribe antihistamines, decongestants, antibiotics, or nasal irrigation. Nasal steroids are sometimes prescribed for disorders connected to allergies and prednisone, which is an oral steroid, may be used in short-term doses. For a deviated septum or other structural damage, there are several surgical options including endoscopic sinus surgery, polyectomy, rhinoplasty, or septoplasty that should correct the problems.

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