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What are some remedies for a deviated nasal septum?

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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,

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Are there non-surgical procedures to fix my deviated nasal septum?

No: You have a mechanical [as opposed to physiologic] obstruction. This is correctable only with surgery.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Could yoga help with a deviated nasal septum condition?

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.

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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.

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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,

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Surgery for deviated nasal septum-does it count as cosmetic if they do nose reduction also?

Surgery for deviated nasal septum-does it count as cosmetic if they do nose reduction also?

Partially: The septoplasty is functional, while things done to change your appearance, like rhinoplasty are cosmetic. They are commonly done together.

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