A 28-year-old female asked:
Can having deviated septum cause bad post nasal drip? anytime i have a runny nose,snot will fall to my mouth and gag on it. ent said sinuses are good
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Dr. Bernstein Joelanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Unlikely: A deviated septum does not usually cause severe post nasal drip. If you have already seen an ENT doctor and sinusitis has been ruled out, I would consult an allergist. The major symptom of a deviated nasal septum is difficulty breathing through the side of the nose where the septal cartilage is deviated.
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