Can long-term use of nose drops cause nose cancer?

Posted by tinea @tinea, Feb 16 4:12pm

Hello,

I broke my nose when I was 15 but never had surgery. Due to having troubles with breathing, I started using nose drops every day.

Sometimes I used them multiple times per day. A year ago, my nose started burning inside whenever I'd use nose drops, and I would also sneeze. It is why I somehow managed to stop using them, but it took me 13 years.

Still, my nose is not recovering. It is too red inside, and I have postnasal drip all the time. But a few days ago, I noticed, the right side of the nose bridge hurts me when I touch it. Honestly, I'm freaking out that I might have nose cancer due to using nose drops for years, and I'm afraid to go to a doctor. Is it possible that something else could be a cause?

Thanks.

@lacy2. I also have tinnitus have had it most of my life. The only thing that has helped me is Mullen tea find at health food store or Amazon ENT said no cause, no cure that they no of but I'm wondering if it's all connected eyes nose ears 🤔

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@lioness

@lacy2. I also have tinnitus have had it most of my life. The only thing that has helped me is Mullen tea find at health food store or Amazon ENT said no cause, no cure that they no of but I'm wondering if it's all connected eyes nose ears 🤔

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Hi lioness… yes I did a lot of searching on Internet and no cure for most tinnitus – but I thought I read it depends on what caused it? Mine started gosh 20 years or so ago but was on and off, especially if quiet like when reading a book in bed, a little knocking or tapping or buzz etc. but last Fall (after 2 of worst years of my life I think) it became a droning machinery noise and lasts for hours. Along with this is the ear pain, echo when I speak or listen sometimes, and fullness – which started after a really bad cold/flu.. so was it the flu or the medication I was given? Looking back I have taken so much medication if I had my life to live over again I would have not taken as much. I know its a personal decision and not recommending it to anyone… but with many I had no idea of the side effects and some meds "can" cause tinnitus! Do you do a lot of research on the Internet? I probably do too much but not having a family doctor and not receiving much help when I did… it's my place to go for information. I think there is or can be connection with eyes, nose, ears, throat as they do all have passageways leading to each other dont they?? J.

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Hi lioness… yes I did a lot of searching on Internet and no cure for most tinnitus – but I thought I read it depends on what caused it? Mine started gosh 20 years or so ago but was on and off, especially if quiet like when reading a book in bed, a little knocking or tapping or buzz etc. but last Fall (after 2 of worst years of my life I think) it became a droning machinery noise and lasts for hours. Along with this is the ear pain, echo when I speak or listen sometimes, and fullness – which started after a really bad cold/flu.. so was it the flu or the medication I was given? Looking back I have taken so much medication if I had my life to live over again I would have not taken as much. I know its a personal decision and not recommending it to anyone… but with many I had no idea of the side effects and some meds "can" cause tinnitus! Do you do a lot of research on the Internet? I probably do too much but not having a family doctor and not receiving much help when I did… it's my place to go for information. I think there is or can be connection with eyes, nose, ears, throat as they do all have passageways leading to each other dont they?? J.

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@lacy2 Yes I do research on the internet but when things point to a more professional look I make an appointment with an ENT You say you have a fulnes in your ears ,this sounds like it may be fluid just my guess a ENT will know Id suggest you make an appointment with one especially if there is ear pain .All are connected and this is the ENT,s specialty .

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@lioness

@lacy2 Yes I do research on the internet but when things point to a more professional look I make an appointment with an ENT You say you have a fulnes in your ears ,this sounds like it may be fluid just my guess a ENT will know Id suggest you make an appointment with one especially if there is ear pain .All are connected and this is the ENT,s specialty .

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Thankyou. I am waiting to see ENT, where I live and having no Dr., the walk-in clinic made appointment … one ENT the wait was TWO YEARS, the other ENT I had seen before was 9 months, so it will be March 23rd. I am not considered urgent case you see and so busy and only seeing 1/4 number of patients re Covid. Could go out of town but cant travel. Thing is, it is, or was, on and off – now its a few hours every day (pain, fullness, pressure and echo when I speak an such)…on top of tinnitus… honestly, I have such a long list of non-life-threatening illnesses – its almost embarrassing and have neuropathy and few months ago turned to internal tremors…. were bad for few hours today, along with glaucoma and such it's hard to climb out of the pit of depression and some self-pity, I admit. Well 9pm here, time to find a relaxation/meditation tape to listed to on Yu Tube.. have a nice evening, J.

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