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Are people born with a deviated septum or can it be caused by severe/chronic sinus infection?

Deviated septum. It is rare to be born with a deviated septum. If someone were, it would most likely be related to birth trauma. Deviated septums usually are caused by rapid growth during adolescence. Another common cause is trauma. Sinus infections are not generally considered a cause of a deviated septum, but a deviated septum can clearly contribute to a sinus infection. Recommend seeing an ENT specialist. Read more...

Had CMV infection during childhood. Hvng sinus, nasal polyp. Get sinus infection often. Vng small lump behind ear for 3 years. What could be the cause?

Consult allergist. There are many reasons but none likely related to CMV infection in childhood. Given your problem, you may need an allergy -immunology evaluation plus a CT sinus scan. ENT intervention may also be needed if anatomic obstruction of the sinus openings is found. Read more...