A 22-year-old female asked:
does swollen nasal turbinates cause a diveated septum?
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Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Nasal septal deviation is a structural (anatomical) problem and not created by swollen turbinates. However it does make obstruction at the deviated side more noticeable since it takes less swelling to create the obstruction.
Answered on Apr 11, 2016
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