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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Overview)

A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can obstruct the nasal airway.


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Deviated septum/netti pot possible?

Deviated septum/netti pot possible?

Use is still: Possible. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in am ; pm. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Overview)

A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can obstruct the nasal airway.


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Treating a Deviated Septum (Checklist)

Get a nasal steroid spray prescription from your doctor
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If you can't breath through your nose, see an ENT specialist
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If snoring is a problem, see if "sinus cones" help
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Understand that only 20 percent of people have a straight septum
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What can a crooked nasal septum or deviated septum cause?

What can a crooked nasal septum or deviated septum cause?

Deviated septum: a deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Septum deviated from a broken nose?

Septum deviated from a broken nose?

Deviated septum: Yes, a septum can be deviated at the time of nasal fracture. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Rhinoplasty Options: You need a septoplasty. This procedure is covered by insurance. A rhinoplasty to reshape the nose can be performed at the same time but this is considered cosmetic and would not be covered. ...Read more

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Is deviated septum genetics?

Is deviated septum genetics?

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

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Deviated nasal septum surgery, what to expect?

Deviated nasal septum surgery, what to expect?

Septum surgery: You should expect to breath better when your nose heals. Immediately after surgery you will feel swollen and maybe clogged, especially if there are splints in your nose. It is not terribly painful in the postoperative period. ...Read more

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Will fixing deviated septum straighten my nose?

Will fixing deviated septum straighten my nose?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum can affect the appearance of the nose and cause a crooked nose, as well as nasal obstruction. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is  deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

Deviated septum: a deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Can deviated septum surgery relieve eye beds?

Can deviated septum surgery relieve eye beds?

Allergic shiners: or eye bags caused by the congestion from allergies. Getting the deviated septum fixed might help with the congestion, with nose breathing and may also help with the post-nasal drip, but it won't help with the eye bags, allergic shiners. ...Read more

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Can a deviated septum surgery affect allergies?

Helps the congestion: The nasal septum is the divider between the nostrils. No one is perfect, but some folks' bony septums can be significantly deviated from the midline (from birth or injury) adding to congestion from viruses or allergies. Correcting this deviation will alleviate this obstruction to a greater or lesser extent, help any sleep apnea, but the sneezing, itching, and running will still occur. ...Read more

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Does deviated septum hurt?

Does deviated septum hurt?

Usually not: Symptoms of a significantly deviated septum usually include nasal obstruction. I have not seen pain as a prominent symptom. ...Read more

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Can a deviated septum surgery straighten my nose?

Crooked nose: A deviated septum can contribute to the appearance of a crooked nose but correcting the septal deviation may not be enough to straighten your nose. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Relationship between nasal polyps and nasal concha?

Relationship between nasal polyps and nasal concha?

Anatomically related: A concha is an older term for the turbinate. There are three of them; the inferior which is a bone covered with mucous membrane and stands alone, and the middle and superior turbinates, which are are part of the ethmoid bone. Nasal polyps do not arise from these turbinates but from the mucosa lateral to the middle or superior turbinates. ...Read more

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Is septoplasty a 100% cure treatment of deviated nasal septum?

Is septoplasty a 100% cure treatment of deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: there are no guarantees but most patients experience improvement in their breathing. ...Read more

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Treatment for deviated septum?

Surgical septoplasty: Surgical septoplasty removes or bends that part of the nasal septum that is obstructing air flow into your nose. Be sure you have been treated for any nasal allergies first, sometimes this will resolve the problem of air flow without surgery. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Very unlikely. : The treatement can be nasal steroids to help reduce the size. Allergy treatment can help with preventing recurrence. Decongestants will help with swelling. Nasal surgery may be required. Nasal enlargement is not likely. ...Read more

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Deviated nasal septum with adhesion inferior turbinate at right side.Eustachiantube dyesfunction, is turbinate reduction only useful or with septoplas?

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

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Nasal (Definition)

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