A 35-year-old member asked:
why is it hard to breath through my nose? could i have some deviated septum?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: A deviated nasal septum can cause breathing problems, but other things can as well. The turbinates in your nose, that warm the air you breath can be enlarged. Allergies can be another cause. You should consult with a plastic surgeon or ear, nose and throat doctor for a proper examination to determine what in fact is your particular problem.
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Last updated Oct 23, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.