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if you have deviated septum, do you stop getting a bad throat after a certain age?

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Dr. Jeff Demercurio
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
No.: Deviated septum and sore throats are not related. Your septum is located in the middle of your nose and divides the nose into two nares/airways. People with deviated septums can have difficulty breathing through there nose especially when they have a cold or have allergies. Sore throats are more related to tonsils. If you have your tonsils removed that may decrease the amount of sore throats.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Septal deviation: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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Last updated Jan 15, 2015

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