When the bone and cartilage divide the nasal cavity into half, it makes the nasal septum crooked or off centre which is known as a deviated septum. This can cause problems like sinus infections and polyps build up as well as symptoms like facial flushing, pain, headaches, postnasal drip and snoring or loud breathing.
HOW IS DEVIATED SEPTUM DIAGNOSED?
An Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist may conduct a thorough nasal examination to diagnose deviated septum. He or she may order for a nose X-ray to confirm the deviation and to also check the extent of deviation
HOW IS DEVIATED SEPTUM TREATED?
A surgical procedure known as septoplasty is recommended. An Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) will conduct a thorough examination and suggest the course of treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Chronic Sinusitis may be an indication of deviated septum