Deviated Nasal Septum

When your nasal septum, which is the wall separating the nasal passages, is displaced to one side, it is called deviated nasal septum. This displacement makes one nasal passage smaller than the other. The symptoms associated with it are blocked one or both nostril, nosebleed, loud breathing, and being aware of one's breath.

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What is the treatment for a deviated nasal septum?

Query: I have a blocked nose, but sometimes the left side will be blocked and sometimes the right. I went to a doctor, he said that I have a nasal obstruction and that my nose is curved on the inside, and my adenoid is also blocked, but then he said the adenoid will gone when I'm 16.(I'm currently 15) But ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! There are 2 aspects here which could be responsible for the nasal obstruction that your facing. Normally one side of the nasal cavity is more congested than the other and works more to humidify the air we breathe. People having a fairly straight nasal septum dont appreciate this normal nasal c...  Read Full »

Am I experiencing breathlessness due to a deviated nasal septum?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I have been experiencing breathlessness. It happens mostly when I am idle or lying down. I feel no discomfort while running. But, I feel like I am short of breathe when I sit idle. I am a 23 year old male. I am reasonably fit. I do not smoke, although I drink occasionally and mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, you experience breathlessness while being idle and not during exercise suggests an airway problem. Supportive to this, you also suffer from a deviated nasal septum, which may cause nasal obstruction and that may sometimes cause breathlessness. Pat...  Read Full »

Will deviated nasal septum cause severe nasal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from deadly sinus pain found with deviated septum. No medicine is working. Quality of life has got compromised. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. You are having a severe form of sinusitis which has probably happened secondary to allergic rhinitis. Before we jump to the treatment, I have tried to explain the cascade of events in a very simple manner below e...  Read Full »

Will deviated nasal septum cause shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I have shortness of breath since a month, and it usually normalizes within an hour. I am suffering from deviated nasal septum and diabetes. My IgE level is 468. Please help. I am currently on Metformin, Suslisent, Diamicron, Serta 25 mg, Zapiz for depression and Montek LC for devia...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from sudden shortness of breath for one month and chest tightness. You are a diagnosed patient of DM (diabetes mellitus) with DNS (deviated nasal septum) and your serum IgE level is 468 ...  Read Full »

How to treat sore throat and post nasal drip with deviated nasal septum?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sore throat and fever four months ago. I took some antibiotics (Cebosh) referred by an ENT and the sore throat went away. But I have a constant nasal dripping and throat clearing since then somedays it is more and some days it is normal. I can see mucus in my throat and it loo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you are having a deviated nasal septum (DNS). Your continuous presence of mucus in the nose and throat clearing is because of sinusitis which is a common consequence of your deviated septum. I have given some tablets try using those. If not rel...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent nasal congestion with shift in nostrils?

Query: Hello doctor, I am always congested. Flonase only provides temporary relief. Sometimes nostrils switch congested side. It is hard to breathe when falling asleep. Do I have a deviated septum?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diagnosis of the deviated nasal septum can only be made when we have examined the nostril through a procedure what we call as anterior rhinoscopy. Congestion and obstruction in the nose existing on the side for a while and then shifting to the opposite side every 12...  Read Full »

I have deviated nasal septum. Is it risk for me to take nasal Coronavirus test?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had three nose and septum surgeries and my septum is deviated. My workplace wants me to do the nasal Coronavirus test as I recently came back from overseas. I am already on day 10 of Quarantine but they want to do the test. Is there any risk for me to do this test considering ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see that you are concerned about previous surgeries. Nasopharyngeal swab for Coronavirus is a very simple test just like how you use your ear buds. So nèed not worry, it can be done even if you have deviated septum. At this pandemic season, it is recommended b...  Read Full »

What could be the reson for recurrent epistaxis with no obvious pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, I currently have recurrent epistaxis. This has started since four years on a yearly basis to a daily basis since six months. I have been seeing an ent consultant but due to COVID-19, I am unable to see him until August. I had recent blood tests and MRI which came back all clear. I had an...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have recurrent epistaxis and you have been cauterized also a number of times. There does not seem to be any obvious pathology on examination by endoscopy. I must point out that epistaxis can be idiopathic in more than 50% patients. This is because certain patie...  Read Full »

Are frequent nosebleeds a long term effect of head injury?

Query: hi doc, my son fell when he was 3 yrs old and his head hit by sharp stone inward, he undergo ct scan right after..and was discharge after few days but years pass by he experience frequent nosebleed even sleeping..he is now 7 years old. I feel worry for him now, Is nosebleed is the long term effec...  Read Full »


Dr. Bruce Hudkins

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, It is not uncommon for children this age to get nosebleeds, along with the elderly---the children usually grow out of it by age 15 or so...It is likely that he might have a deviated septum from the trauma that might need to be addressed in the distant future. For now, I would use NoBleed. It...  Read Full »

What causes repeated nostrils blockage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am 6 feet tall and my weight is 86 kg. Basically my entire problem starts at night while lying down. Three to four years back, I had mild pain. While lying down I feel acute pain or some tingling in my left chest sometime it goes down around my body. When I am ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your x-ray reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Read Full »

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