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 x-ray will help in analysing the extent of deviation and take the corrective action.
HOW IS DEVIATED SEPTUM TREATED?
The treatment depends on the severity of the problem. Medication may be prescribed for more mild cases, while septoplasty for deviated septum surgery may be required to remove the excess bone or the cartilage which is creating the misalignment. This procedure usually works by making a small incision in the septum for the said removal.
DID YOU KNOW?
Chronic Sinusitis may be an indication of deviated septum