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How Do They Fix A Deviated Septum
How do I fix a deviated septum, allergies, asthma, anxiety, stress, depression, agoraphobia, back pain, and dizziness? Is there a 1 sentence answer?
Treatment team: The best idea is to gather a treatment team of ENT surgeon, primary care physician, psychiatrist, physical therapist, and possibly psychologist/other psychotherapist. . . And work cooperatively with all of them on your issues. ...Read more
How, exactly, does a septoplasty fix a deviated septum? Does the surgeon take off some cartilate from the side with the smaller nostril? Actually cut off and move the whole septum? I'm confused and don't really understand the explanations I've read..
A standard septoplasty usually involves removing the deviated cartilage and bone that makes up the septum. The remaining cartilage and bone that is not deviated is left alone. The skin lining on either side of the septum is then sutured to itself so you still have an intact wall to separate both side of your nose.
If the septum is deviated toward the outer edge near where the nostrils start the a different approach is needed since this cartilage can't just be cut out. Depending on the situation and surgeon preference the cartilage in that area can be repositioned or rebuilt. I tend to do the later (caudal septal reconstrution) if the deviation is relatively significant as I feel it gives better long term results. ...Read more
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
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
Use is still: Possible. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ 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
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
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
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
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
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
Deviated septum: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Deviated septum: Nasal septal deviation may give you symptoms of nasal airway obstruction, or there may be no symptoms at all. ...Read more
If prob breathing:
Yes if it's functional and causing problems breathing then I would go to a plastic surgeon or ENT to be evaluated.
Just having a deviated septum without any functional problems does not need to be fixed necessarily, but see a doctor. ...Read more
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