A 40-year-old member asked:
if you have deviated septum, do you stop getting a bad throat after a certain age?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
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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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