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Is it possible to clear a nasal passage affected by a deviated septum

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Theoretically, it could change the resonance of your voice, but not likely any significant change. See an ENT doc or facial plastic surgeon for consul ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes it can: A deviated septum is common, but when severe, can block your nasal passages & change airflow to create additional mucus in your throat. There may be m ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: The clear mucus is certainly consistent with allergic rhinitis. Deviated septum not involved with allergic symptoms. Occasional brown/blood may be s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Post nasal drip: A deviated nasal septum most commonly causes nasal obstruction/stuffiness on one side. Post nasal drip can be related to mucus draining from the sinu ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really : Other problems would be the cause, the commonest would be enlarged nasal turbinates due to chronic inflammation, or may be nasal polyps on that side. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dry nasal crusting: Greetings. Fancy words for "boogers". These episodes happen from xcessive dryness. Saline nasal spray and AYR gel may be the answer. Sleep with a humi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Septum=wall in nose: Septum is the latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall that divides the right side of the nasal cavity from the left. When it is deviated ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Genetics, Trauma: Deviated septum is either caused by some form of nose trauma at any point in life, but it can also be caused by you inherited genes. Good luck from n ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Congestion: Typically the most common symptom is congestion. May be more on one side than another. Also can get dryness of the nose and sometimes intermittent mil ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Consultation: How do you know you have a deviated septum? If you were told by your physician - ask his/her opinion. If not, see an ENT or plastic surgeon.
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