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what is deviated septum? what is septum?

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Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus answered
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The nostril divider: The septum is a dividing structure between the two airway passages of your nose. It consists of bone and cartilage on the inner layer, and mucosa (pink, shiny, moist) as the outer layer. If it is deviated (which it is in most people), it can cause relative narrowing or even blockage of one of the airway passages. This can be corrected with surgery. A board certified ENT or plastic surgeon can help.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Deviated septum: A nasal septum is the tissue that divides the 2 nares from each other, When it is deviated it is shifted to one side narrowing one of the nares.
Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Divider: The wall of bone and cartilage that separates your right nostril from your left is the septum. It should be roughly in between the two sides. When it is shifted to one side it is said to be deviated. When a deviated septum impairs breathing it should be fixed.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Divides nose : The septum is a latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall made if cartilage, bone and mucosa that divides tyler nose into the right and left halves. All septums are deviated but they may be deviated to the point where they can obstruct one side of the nose and block air passage as well as increase the risk of sinusitis in which case surgery may be contemplated.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Septal deviations occurring along the most anterior or projecting edge known as the caudal septum can distort the nostril. In addition a septL deviation can produce secondary changes such as valve collapse resulting in a pinched nostril shape. Seek an ent surgeon or facial plastic surgeon to examine completely.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Deviated septum: A deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can a deviated septum be common?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Very common: The nasal cartilage in the midline of the nose is the nasal septum. As such, it is the most common site for injury and is the structure of the mid-portion of the face that is most likely to be involved in trauma. Having a perfectly straight septum is rare. Almost everybody has had some minor or major injury to the front of his/her nose resulting in some deviation of the septal cartilage.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Treatment for deviated septum?

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Dr. Robert Mirabile
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Surgical septoplasty: Surgical septoplasty removes or bends that part of the nasal septum that is obstructing air flow into your nose. Be sure you have been treated for any nasal allergies first, sometimes this will resolve the problem of air flow without surgery.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Deviated septum/netti pot possible?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Use is still: Possible. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in am ; pm.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How to get a deviated septum?

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Dr. Mohamad Chaaban
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 14 years experience
Trauma or congenital: Either born with it, or after trauma
Muskegon, MI
A 43-year-old female asked:

Can a deviated septum be hereditary?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Many facial features are inherited, a polygenic trait

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