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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can ...Read more


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My CT scan showed sphenoid and ethmoid chronic sinus disease. As well as a deviated septum with spurring. Will I need surgery to cure this?

My CT scan showed sphenoid and ethmoid chronic sinus disease. As well as a deviated septum with spurring. Will I need surgery to cure this?

Perhaps: If the sinusitis failed to clear after a 3-week course of abx and at least a week of oral steroid, surgery may be the only option especially when obstruction of drainage is noted. ...Read more

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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

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Could breath fine through left nostril until recently, even with deviated septum. But it has a spur on it now. Could sinus cancer be a cause somehow?

Could breath fine through left nostril until recently, even with deviated septum. But it has a spur on it now. Could sinus cancer be a cause somehow?

Sinus cancer: While sinus cancer cannot be ruled out in forum such as this, it is a relatively rare disease. If you are worried, I would have you see an ENT to rule out cancer. ...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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What is a deviated septum?

What is a deviated septum?

Divides nose: The septum is a latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall made if cartilage, bone and mucosa that divides tyler nose into the right and left halves. All septums are deviated but they may be deviated to the point where they can obstruct one side of the nose and block air passage as well as increase the risk of sinusitis in which case surgery may be contemplated. ...Read more

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How to get a deviated septum?

How to get a deviated septum?

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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How do I get a deviated septum?

How do I get a deviated septum?

Yes: Best to get examined by an ENT or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a deviated septum be common?

Can a deviated septum be common?

Very common: The nasal cartilage in the midline of the nose is the nasal septum. As such, it is the most common site for injury and is the structure of the mid-portion of the face that is most likely to be involved in trauma. Having a perfectly straight septum is rare. Almost everybody has had some minor or major injury to the front of his/her nose resulting in some deviation of the septal cartilage. ...Read more

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What to do about deviated septum?

What to do about deviated septum?

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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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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What does a deviated septum look like?

Deviated septum: Sometimes a deviated septum manifests as a crooked nose. Other times it isn't so obvious. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Does a deviated septum have to be fixed?

No: A deviated septum only needs to be fixed if it is causing significant symptoms, typically nasal obstruction. Obviously, the term "signficant symptoms" is very subjective. ...Read more

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What is deviated septum? What is septum?

The nostril divider: The septum is a dividing structure between the two airway passages of your nose. It consists of bone and cartilage on the inner layer, and mucosa (pink, shiny, moist) as the outer layer. If it is deviated (which it is in most people), it can cause relative narrowing or even blockage of one of the airway passages. This can be corrected with surgery. A board certified ENT or plastic surgeon can help. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a deviated septum?

What are the signs of a deviated septum?

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

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How to know if I have a deviated septum?

How to know if I have a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How many children have a deviated septum?

How many children have a deviated septum?

Common: Children often have some septal deformity secondary to mild trauma to the front of the face. If pediatricians carefully look into the front of the nose, it is likely that some minor deviation will be found. Also, and most important, I believe children rarely complain of obstructed nasal breathing until they are older and become aware of the sense that their breathing is obstructed. ...Read more

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Can you explain what a deviated septum is?

See below: The nasal septum is the bone and cartilage partition which divides the nose into two sides. When it is crooked and not in the middle of the nasal cavity, it is deviating to one side or the other. The term most commonly used to describe this is deviated septum. ...Read more

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Can I use pot if I have a deviated septum?

Medical THC???: Please examine the laws of your nation/state to make the determination as to whether or not it is wise...
In states where medical mj is permitted, speak with your prescriber. A deviated nasal septum may interfere with your ability to breathe through your nose. Most of us have some mild deviation (s) but not bad enough to affect us. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a deviated septum?

Nasal obstruction: Is far and away the most common symptom. Deviated septum can lead to nosebleeds and increased risk of sinusitis, but difficulty breathing is the most bothersome symptom for most patients. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have a deviated septum?

No.: That can only be determined by a good history and examination by an otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon (who deals with functional nasal problems.). ...Read more

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How can you get tested for a deviated septum?

How can you get tested for a deviated septum?

Septal deviation: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What happens when you have a deviated septum?

Obstruction? Nothing: A deviated septum can be symptomatic or asymptomatic and cause no problems whatsoever. However in more severe cases it may contribute to nasal airway obstruction. ...Read more

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How could I get checked for a deviated septum?

How could I get checked for a deviated septum?

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. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a deviated septum or vpi?

How to tell if I have a deviated septum or vpi?

Different Symptoms: Deviated septum will cause nasal obstruction and difficulty breathing on side or the other or maybe both. Vpi is causes too much air to go throuth the nose (you might even get some food or fluid go into your nose when you eat or drink). An ENT will be able to quickly tell you which one you have if the above doesn't help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have grown a deviated septum?

Is it possible to have grown a deviated septum?

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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How do you know if you might have a deviated septum?

How do you know if you might have a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more