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Can a deviated septum surgery affect allergies?

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Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Helps the congestion: The nasal septum is the divider between the nostrils. No one is perfect, but some folks' bony septums can be significantly deviated from the midline (from birth or injury) adding to congestion from viruses or allergies. Correcting this deviation will alleviate this obstruction to a greater or lesser extent, help any sleep apnea, but the sneezing, itching, and running will still occur.

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A 32-year-old male asked:

Does deviated septum surgery helps with nasal allergies?is there a connection?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: This surgery improves the nasal airway. By doing so, it diminishes the effect of any allergies on your nasal airway.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do for deviated septum surgery seploplasty?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Speak to your MD: Best to speak with the surgeon who did your septoplasty about what's going on. How long has it been since your surgery?
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can you do to schedule a deviated septum surgery?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Call your doctor....: And just ask when they can fit you into their schedule.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is the deviated septum surgery effective?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Short and effective: Septoplasty is an effective operation for improving the breathing in people who have a crooked septum (the wall which divides the nose in half). It can be combined with other procedures like turbinoplasty, rhinoplasty, or sinus surgery depending on other problems. It is usually performed as an outpatient. Recovery is typically mild for my patients as I do not use nasal packing postoperatively.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Why do people have a deviated septum surgery?

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Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Deviated septum: Many people have a deviated septum without any symptoms and do not need surgery. However, septoplasty is indicated in patients with deviated septums and nasal obstruction not corrected with mediations. Occasionally, deviated septum may be associated with sinus infections or nosebleeds.

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