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is it safe to fly on a plane with a deviated septum? i suffer with sinus barotrauma.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: The only issue on plane flight is pressure equalization when there is a blocked passageway. Deviated septae cause breathing obstruction but not blockage so flying is perfectly safe with this condition.

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