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If one of my nostrils is larger than the other, do I have a deviated septum? What are the symptoms of a deviated septum?

Could be

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A deviated septum may have no symptorms at all. It may cause audible breathing or inflow obstruction and possibly sinusitis.
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Will using a nasal spray help treat a deviated septum?

No

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A deviated nasal septum is crooked or displaced cartilage and bone inside the nose. This can only be corrected with surgery. Noses sprays may provide some temporary relief but no cure. Remember, over the counter nose sprays should only be used for a few days at a time as they can cause a rebound effect making the nose more blocked and can damage the inside of the nose
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What is the difference between a deviated septum and a nasal bone fracture?

Different parts

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The septum in the cartilage that separates the inside of the two nostrils. It can be bent or deviated. The top part of your nose from the middle of your brow to about half way down your nose is the bony part. A nasal fracture would likely be in this area.
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What is the difference between a deviated septum and nasal bone fracture?

One is inside

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A deviated septum refers to crooked or displaced bone and cartilage inside the nose. This can cause blockage of the nasal passages. The nasal bones are on the outside of the upper part of the nose. Both or either the nasal bones and the nasal septum can be broken. Broken nasal bones may cause the outside of the nose to become crooked.
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Does "deviated septum" mean something got broken long ago, or can you be born with it?

Either way

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A deviated septum is simply crooked or displaced bone and cartilage inside the nose. This can be caused by trauma but many times forms during growth and development of the nose. Some times surgery can be helpful to straighten a deviated septum and improve breathing through the nose.
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I have a broken nose and deviated septum, will I need surgery? Hello, and happy new year...So over the holiday weekend, I was out at a bar celebrating with friends, when some drunken jerks decided to get into a big fist fight. Unfortunately, I was in the

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Unfortunately, your nose is unlikely to return to its pre-injury position on its own. In the first 10 days or so it is possible for a surgeon to perform what is called a closed reduction. We don't typically do this bare handed, but rather use instruments to reposition the deviated nasal structure without making any incisions. You may have a deviated septum as well, which would lead to nasal obstruction. Sometimes this will improve with resetting the nose, but a septoplasty may ultimately be needed to fully improve your breathing.
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What is the way to pierce your own septum?

Don't do it.

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How would you feel if you developed an infection that ate away part of your nose? These things do actually happen.
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Where is the nasel septum?

Right in the Center

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The nasal septum is right in the center of your nasal cavity and it extends from the bridge of your nose all the way back to the beginning of your nasopharynx (top of your throat). It is made up of flexible cartilage at the front and rigid bone extending back. It is a common contributor to nasal obstruction and can fracture in a traumatic accident). Hope this helps!
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Dr. Ram Kalus answered:

What is deviated septum? What is septum?

The nostril divider

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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.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

What happens when you have a deviated septum?

Obstruction? Nothing

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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.
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