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Alternative Treatments For Deviated Nasal Septum
My NCCT says S shped deviated nasal septum with mocusal hyprtrphy of bilateral inferior turbinate. I can breathe just fine is surgery required? Thanx
See an ENT: A deviated septum only needs to be fixed if it is causing significant symptoms, typically nasal obstruction. Obviously, the term "signficant symptoms" is subjective and worth discussing with an ENT physician. ...Read more
No: A deviated septum is a structural problem. Unaware of any natural remedy to remodel the nasal septum. ...Read more
Septoplasty: The operation to correct a deviated- or crooked- nasal septum is called a septoplasty. The operation is done from inside the nose and should help improve the breathing space inside the nose. If the outside of the nose is also crooked, you may also need a rhinoplasty operation to straighten the outside of the nose. This would be called a septorhinoplasty. ...Read more
Septoplasty: There are no guarantees but most patients experience improvement in their breathing. ...Read more
Snoring or breathing: For my patients who having trouble breathing through their nose even if they have a deviated septum I recommend they try a medicated nasal spray first. Either a intranasal steroid (flonase) or intranasal anti-histamine (patanase) or both. This might help the difficulty breathing through nose and even snoring. If this doesn't work then they can consider septoplasty and turbinate reduction. ...Read more
Can you give me some tips for my blocked nose? My nose is blocked for years now as I had deviated nasal septum.
See an ENT: A blocked nose can arise for a multitude of reasons, ranging from fixed, structural problems like a deviated septum to seasonal allergies. If this has been bothering you for a while, it is time to see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Deviated Septum: A deviated nasal septum can make it more difficult to breathe through the nose and can make the nose look crooked. The breathing problem can be helped by surgery to remove or straighten the deviated septum. Health insurance may pay for this. Surgery can also be done to improve a crooked nose. This is a cosmetic procedure that most health insurance companies do not pay for. ...Read more
Not much: Most of my patients complain of nose soreness rather than pain. There is some stuffiness and congestion that accompanies the recovery, but there should not be much pain. I should note that I do not use nasal packing after septoplasty...This was routinely done in years past and that nasal packing was quite painful. With these newer techniques, recovery is usually mild. ...Read more
Definition: A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can obstruct the nasal airway. ...Read more
Septoplasty: Most patients are under general anesthesia for a septoplasty, Your surgeon will restore your septum to the midline using different techniques which may include removal of cartilage and bone. The incisions are closed and some surgeons place splints inside the nose while others may use packing. ...Read more
A deviated nasal septum is corrected by
a procedure called a septoplasty. If the septum is obstructing your breathing then your insurance will most likely pay for it. The surgery takes about an hour and there is usually very little bruising on the outside fo the nose. It will not usually change the cosmetic appearance of the nose. ...Read more
Deviated septum: Refers to the cartillage that seperates the nasal passages becoming crooked and pushed to one side, often from trauma. This can hamper breathing thru the nose. Treatment is typically septoplasty which invilves the removal of all but an "l" shaped strut of septum for support. Often done in conjunction with spreader grafts to open airway or other rhinoplasty procedures to shape nose/turbinate. ...Read more
I have a deviated nasal septum, which is giving breathing problems. What can I do to alleviate the breathing?
Deviated nasal septum with adhesion inferior turbinate at right side. Eustachiantube dyesfunction, is turbinate reduction only useful or with septoplas?
Turbinate Reduction: Hello. The answer to your question depends on your intranasal anatomy. If your septum is surgically corrected, then your turbinates may need attention because the altered septal anatomy may create a new problem with enlarged turbinates. I address both at the time of surgery. Review these questions with your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Septum=wall in nose: Septum is the latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall that divides the right side of the nasal cavity from the left. When it is deviated it shifts to one side or the other. If severe, it can alter. Slow or obstruct the flow of air on one side or the other. ...Read more
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