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Will using a nasal spray help treat a deviated septum?
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
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.

In brief: No
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.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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. Surgery is the only treatment.

In brief: 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. Surgery is the only treatment.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: No
No, but they may treat nasal congestion.

In brief: No
No, but they may treat nasal congestion.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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