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Can untreated deviated septum cause constant mucus in chest? Is this post nasal drip? How is this treated? It's affecting my breathing substantially.

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Post nasal drip

Post nasal drip is not caused by a deviated septum. Rather it is caused by allergic rhinitis or even GERD.
You can have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

In brief: Post nasal drip

Post nasal drip is not caused by a deviated septum. Rather it is caused by allergic rhinitis or even GERD.
You can have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it can

A deviated septum is common, but when severe, can block your nasal passages & change airflow to create additional mucus in your throat.
There may be membrane swelling in the side bones of the nose, also called turbinates. Swelling of these tissues can also block nasal passages & increase drainage. Your doctor can examine your nose, try some nasal medications, or refer to an ENT for surgery.

In brief: Yes it can

A deviated septum is common, but when severe, can block your nasal passages & change airflow to create additional mucus in your throat.
There may be membrane swelling in the side bones of the nose, also called turbinates. Swelling of these tissues can also block nasal passages & increase drainage. Your doctor can examine your nose, try some nasal medications, or refer to an ENT for surgery.
Dr. Sanford Archer
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Dr. Christopher Kovanda
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Airway disturbance

Septal deviation causes a mechanical airway disturbance which causes internal nasal changes which predisposes patients to sinus infections and post nasal drip.
Septoplasty is a good treatment to remedy this and should be covered by insurance if causing airway obstruction with sinusitis.

In brief: Airway disturbance

Septal deviation causes a mechanical airway disturbance which causes internal nasal changes which predisposes patients to sinus infections and post nasal drip.
Septoplasty is a good treatment to remedy this and should be covered by insurance if causing airway obstruction with sinusitis.
Dr. Christopher Kovanda
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