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Does swollen nasal turbinates cause a diveated septum?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

Nasal septal deviation is a structural (anatomical) problem and not created by swollen turbinates.
However it does make obstruction at the deviated side more noticeable since it takes less swelling to create the obstruction.

In brief: No

Nasal septal deviation is a structural (anatomical) problem and not created by swollen turbinates.
However it does make obstruction at the deviated side more noticeable since it takes less swelling to create the obstruction.
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