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Which treatment is best for deviated nasal septum? Very mild snoring.

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Snoring or breathing

For my patients who having trouble breathing through their nose even if they have a deviated septum i recommend they try a medicated nasal spray first.
Either a intranasal steroid (flonase) or intranasal anti-histamine (patanase) or both. This might help the difficulty breathing through nose and even snoring. If this doesnt work then they can consider septoplasty and turbinate reduction.

In brief: Snoring or breathing

For my patients who having trouble breathing through their nose even if they have a deviated septum i recommend they try a medicated nasal spray first.
Either a intranasal steroid (flonase) or intranasal anti-histamine (patanase) or both. This might help the difficulty breathing through nose and even snoring. If this doesnt work then they can consider septoplasty and turbinate reduction.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Deviated Septum

Most people with a deviated septum have no symptoms at all.
If there is stuffy nose, this is one possible contributing factor. Swollen nasal membranes more commonly are the cause of stuffy nose. Go see your doctor. A trial of oral decongestants, or better yet, a trial an inhaled nasal steroid is worth a try. If not getting better with meds, then surgery would be helpful.

In brief: Deviated Septum

Most people with a deviated septum have no symptoms at all.
If there is stuffy nose, this is one possible contributing factor. Swollen nasal membranes more commonly are the cause of stuffy nose. Go see your doctor. A trial of oral decongestants, or better yet, a trial an inhaled nasal steroid is worth a try. If not getting better with meds, then surgery would be helpful.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Septal deviation

The only treatment is surgery.
Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

In brief: Septal deviation

The only treatment is surgery.
Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Surgery

If you are bothered by the nasal obstruction caused by septal deviation have it repaired by an ENT doctor. It is a relatively simple and common procedure.

In brief: Surgery

If you are bothered by the nasal obstruction caused by septal deviation have it repaired by an ENT doctor. It is a relatively simple and common procedure.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Only surgery

Only surgery will correct a deviated septum. If you also have allergies then nasal allergy sprays or antihistamines may help the congestion.
Repair of a deviated septum may or may not improve snoring.

In brief: Only surgery

Only surgery will correct a deviated septum. If you also have allergies then nasal allergy sprays or antihistamines may help the congestion.
Repair of a deviated septum may or may not improve snoring.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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