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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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What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

Nasal blockage: The most common symptom of a deviated septum is blockage of the nasal passages. This usually affects one side more than the other and never goes away. If you suffer from constant nasal blockage then you should be evaluated by a qualified ENT surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
368 Doctors shared insights

Deviated Nasal Septum (Overview)

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


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When I exercise and breather through right nostril, I get headaches, a problem with my sinuses? I have deviated nasal septum. Should rinse them?

When I exercise and breather through right nostril, I get headaches, a problem with my sinuses? I have deviated nasal septum. Should rinse them?

You have a deviated: Nasal septum with symptoms and suffering from them, rinsing may just give temporary relief. Best thing to do right now is to see an ENT (ears, nose, throat specialist) to fix your nose which will then correct your problem and have a life. ...Read more

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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 breathe through your nose, see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist
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If snoring is a problem, try using sinus cones
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Ask your doctor about nasal turbinates, as they cause breathing issues
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What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

Trauma: A septum can naturally grow to one side or the other and a trauma can deviate the septum. Either way the septum that is supposed to be straight and in the middle is blocking the airway on one side or the other and rarely on both sides. ...Read more

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Sir my CT scan report says that, bilateral maxillary sinusitis with rhinitis and deviated nasal septum. What does mean and treatment pls.

Sir my CT scan report says that, bilateral maxillary sinusitis with rhinitis and deviated nasal septum. What does mean and treatment pls.

Sinusitis: Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses and a deviated septum Is an anatomical issue which may propose you to recurrent sinusitis. You may need further analysis and intervention by an otolaryngologist if you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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Pt with perennial allergic rhinitis and a deviated nasal septum, how can I treat this?

Pt with perennial allergic rhinitis and a deviated nasal septum, how can I treat this?

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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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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Suffering fro a deviated nasal septum-- what's the best possible treatment?

Suffering fro a deviated nasal septum-- what's the best possible treatment?

Septoplasty: If you are noticing nasal blockage, you could consider a surgical procedure called septoplasty. This could relieve the obstruction from the deviated septum. ...Read more

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What is a deviated nasal septum?

What is a deviated nasal septum?

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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What is a deviated nasal septum caused by?

What is a deviated nasal septum caused by?

Genetics, Trauma: Deviated septum is either caused by some form of nose trauma at any point in life, but it can also be caused by you inherited genes.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

Nasal blockage: The most common symptom of a deviated septum is blockage of the nasal passages. This usually affects one side more than the other and never goes away. If you suffer from constant nasal blockage then you should be evaluated by a qualified ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Deviated nasal septum (right side), what to do?

Deviated nasal septum (right side), what to do?

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

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What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

Trauma: A septum can naturally grow to one side or the other and a trauma can deviate the septum. Either way the septum that is supposed to be straight and in the middle is blocking the airway on one side or the other and rarely on both sides. ...Read more

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What are some remedies for a deviated nasal septum?

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

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What can be done to correct a deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: If you are noticing nasal blockage, you could consider a surgical procedure called septoplasty. This could relieve the obstruction from the deviated septum. ...Read more

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How much does it hurt to repair a deviated nasal septum?

How much does it hurt to repair a deviated nasal septum?

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

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What are the chances of a recurring deviated nasal septum?

Uncommon: Recurrence of septal deviation is uncommon, but does happen occasionally due to the healing processes involved. Discuss this with your doctor befoer surgery. ...Read more

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Can there be some natural way to fix my deviated nasal septum?

Can there be some natural way to fix my deviated nasal septum?

No: A deviated septum is a structural problem. Unaware of any natural remedy to remodel the nasal septum. ...Read more

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I want to know if a deviated nasal septum regrow after removal?

I want to know if a deviated nasal septum regrow after removal?

Usually not: A deviated septum is treated by removing the cartilage that is blocking the airway. It does not regrow. However scarring can reblock the airway. Seek the advice of your surgeon is this has occured. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Deviated nasal septum?

What is the definition or description of: Deviated nasal septum?

Definition: A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can obstruct the nasal airway. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to push my deviated nasal septum back into place?

Would it be possible to push my deviated nasal septum back into place?

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. Surgery is the only treatment. ...Read more

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Which type of surgery is done for deviated nasal septum?

Which type of surgery is done for deviated nasal septum?

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

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Could yoga help with a deviated nasal septum condition?

Deviated Septum: A deviated septum is crookedness of the wall dividing the left and right nasal passageways internally (septum) and is made of cartilage and bone. Yoga will not correct deviations of this tissue. ...Read more

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What should I expect during a deviated nasal septum operation?

What should I expect during a deviated nasal septum operation?

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

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What type of surgery is recommended for a deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: 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

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Please tell me, could I fix deviated nasal septum without surgery?

Please tell me, could I fix deviated nasal septum without surgery?

Deviated Septum: If you do have symptoms as the result of deviated septum, can have medical treatment which may improve your symptoms but to fix the deviated septum, you will need surgery. ...Read more

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I on the skinny side, would gaining more weight make my deviated nasal septum less prominent?

I on the skinny side, would gaining more weight make my deviated nasal septum less prominent?

Deviated septum: Weight gain will have no effect on your septal deviation. Surgery is the only treatment. 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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What are the types of physiotherapy for deviated nasal septum?

What are the types of physiotherapy for deviated nasal septum?

Septal deviation: The only treatment is surgery. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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