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A 22-year-old female asked:

Does swollen nasal turbinates cause a diveated septum?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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.

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Last updated Apr 11, 2016

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