Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can A Deviated Septum Cause Sinus Infections

Share
1

1
Can deviated septum cause reoccurring sinus infections? Ent said I have 90% nasal blockage on right side.

Can deviated septum cause reoccurring sinus infections?  Ent said I have 90% nasal blockage on right side.

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. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
3 doctors shared insights

Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


2

2
Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How do you get a deviated septum and how is it related to sinus infections?

How do you get a deviated septum and how is it related to sinus infections?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
I have deviated septum with 90% blockage to the right side. Why are my sinus infections on the left side?

I have deviated septum with 90% blockage to the right side. Why are my sinus infections on the left side?

Sinusitis: There may be some anatomic abnormality obstructing sinus drainage on that side. Discuss this with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

5

5
Whats a nasal valve collapse? how does it relate to my deviated septum and chronic sinus infections? will septoplasty correct or is it separate op?

Whats a nasal valve collapse? how does it relate to my deviated septum and chronic sinus infections? will septoplasty correct or is it separate op?

Nasal valve: nasal valve collapse contributes to nasal obstruction but is a separate issue from septal deviaton. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Can allergic rhinitis coupled with sev deviated septum lead to chronic sinus infections? Should I do septoplasy before starting allergy shots?

Can allergic rhinitis coupled with sev deviated septum lead to chronic sinus infections? Should I do septoplasy before starting allergy shots?

Possible but: Nasoseptal deviation may occasionally lead to sinusitis but the more common cause is from nasal congestion leading to obstruction of sinus drainage. If the septal deviation is severe, then it is ok to go ahead with it. I usually recommend people to get a 2nd opinion before proceeding with surgery since some nasoseptal deviation is present in everyone and only the severe ones should have surgery. ...Read more

7

7
Can I have nose surgery to correct my deviated septum and reshape my nostrils in one procedure? I get frequent sinus infections due to a deviated septum. I also dislike how my large nostrils look. I'd like to have both problems fixed, but i don't want hav

Can I have nose surgery to correct my deviated septum and reshape my nostrils in one procedure? I get frequent sinus infections due to a deviated septum. I also dislike how my large nostrils look. I'd like to have both problems fixed, but i don't want hav

You : You can certainly have a septoplasty and rhinoplasty at the same time to address both of your issues. This is very commonly done, in fact. There aren't really any drawbacks to combining the procedures and most patients prefer having one recovery period. In addition to straightening your septum, you may want to see if sinus surgery would also help with your recurrent sinus infections. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Are people born with a deviated septum or can it be caused by severe/chronic sinus infection?

Are people born with a deviated septum or can it be caused by severe/chronic sinus infection?

Deviated septum: It is rare to be born with a deviated septum. If someone were, it would most likely be related to birth trauma. Deviated septums usually are caused by rapid growth during adolescence. Another common cause is trauma. Sinus infections are not generally considered a cause of a deviated septum, but a deviated septum can clearly contribute to a sinus infection. Recommend seeing an ENT specialist ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Klein
734 doctors shared insights

Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
9 doctors shared insights

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more