For individuals with a perforated septum, nasal irrigation can be challenging and sometimes impossible. Successful nasal irrigation requires your nasal cavity to be a closed system that allows the nose rinse to go in one nostril, around the back of the nose (there’s a gap between the back edge of your septum and the rear wall of the nasal cavity) and out the other nostril. When there is a hole in the septum, it can impede or prevent this from happening.
The above notwithstanding, Dr. Howard Levine, RhinoSystems’ Medical Director and a distinguished Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, informs us that he has had several patients with perforated septums who have used Naväge® successfully and with great benefit. However, everyone’s personal anatomy is unique, and saline nasal irrigation may not work for you. If you have additional concerns, we recommend you discuss your use of Naväge with your personal physician to help determine if it is right for you.