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Common Deviated Septum Symptoms

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A deviated septum is when the wall that divides your nostrils is crooked rather than straight, causing the nostrils to narrow at various points. If you are wondering whether you have a deviated septum, you may be wondering what are some of the more common symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Nasal blockage in one or both nostrils
  • Frequent nasal congestion
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Frequent sinus infections
  • Regular facial pain and sinus headaches
  • Postnasal drip
  • Noisy breathing during sleep (mostly infants and children)

Deviated septum symptoms

Because these symptoms are common to a number of other conditions, they are often attributed to colds, “creeping crud,” or whatever’s going around. They may be attributed to seasonal or year-round allergies. Colds and allergies can worsen symptoms of a deviated symptom, but if you are constantly suffering from these symptoms, perhaps a deviated septum is to blame.

Surgery to correct a deviated septum (called “septoplasty”) can be combined with rhinoplasty to correct the appearance of your nose at the same time you are correcting its function.

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