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 best medicine to get rid of dry and puffy eyes due to sinusitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been dealing with bad sinus infections for a long time now. I have a deviated septum, and I am waiting for a second surgery to get it fixed properly. I recently dealt with a bad sinus infection with swollen nose and pressure inside the nose between my eyes and upper cheeks. My eyes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. I am sorry for the discomfort you are having. You have deviated nasal septum (DNS). And it is one of the most significant causes of repeated or recurrent sinus infections. Facial pain over the cheek signifies maxillary sinus involvemen...  Read Full »

Kindly help me know the cause of my puffy eyelids and the tests I need to do to get rid of the puffiness.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from sinus infections. I have recently been to an ENT for a second nose surgery as the first surgery did not fix my deviated septum properly. Over the past two months, I have had a sinus infection located directly behind the upper part of my nose. I think that these infecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Thank you for the detailed history. The main problem is sinusitis. So, if we treat the underlying infection and cause, then everything will get better. Sinusitis and frequent infection can be either due to alle...  Read Full »

Why does my ear remain blocked even after doing septoplasty?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got a septoplasty. My problem started two months ago when I had a breathing problem, and my ear was also blocked. I used to have mild pain in my ear. The doctor checked my ear, and he said it is fine. He said that my Eustachian tubes are blocked, and I had a deviated nasal s...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The Eustachian tube blockage due to nasal septal deviation may take some time for complete recovery. The tube takes time to decongest, as nasal mucosa takes time to heal. Take an oral decongestant and nasal decongestant drops. Get an impedance audiometry done and send me ...  Read Full »

What causes frequent nosebleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, My nose is bleeding often. It happened six to eight times in the past 10 months. The blood is red in color. I do not feel any pain, and the bleeding is not too much. Most of the times I do not realize that my nose is bleeding.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bleeding of the nose is quite common in some people. Some of the most common causes are dryness inside the nose, pollution, picking of the nose, sinusitis, deviated nasal septum, rhinitis, and bleeding disorders. Considering the myriad of causes involved, I suggest yo...  Read Full »

Why do I still have sinus issues even after the surgical opening of my blocked airway?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from sinus issues for a while. I had surgery to open the blocked airways. But my nose is still swollen, my ears are ringing, and I could feel some discomfort in my nose. I do not get much discharge, and my nose does not produce any snot. These symptoms will subside ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to help me know a few more details.1) What surgery was done? Kindly attach a complete discharge summary.2) Kindly attach the report of the allergy prick test. And also, let me know the allergens, including food allergens and aeroallergens like dust mites, various oth...  Read Full »

Why is stuffy ears and sinuses not improving after one month of medications?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 45-year-old female. I have had stuffy ears and sinuses with pain for the past two months. There is a change in my tone. I consulted an ENT doctor, and he prescribed me tablet Alercet-D, Mucolite, and a spray. He also suggested me do steam inhalation. After one week, he changed my me...  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through your history and investigation reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).You have reasons to develop nose or sinus issues that can extend through a tube connecting the nose and ear. Your CT (computed tomography) scan shows deviate...  Read Full »

Kindly review my blood reports and let me know the abnormalities in my report.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly help me to know in detail about the abnormalities in my blood reports. Thanks.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and actually, there are minor changes due to infection, improper diet, etc. Red blood cells are elevated. ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to do martial arts eight years after a septoplasty?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a septoplasty on my nose eight years ago. I believe it also came with turbinate reduction. I have started picking up martial arts, specifically BJJ and Muay Thai. Is it possible that the septoplasty is weakened by nose structure to where it can be badly broken? Do you recommend again...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your skeletal structure of the nose is defined by the bones and cartilage constituting the inner nasal septum and other bones that form the outer dorsal aspect of the nose. Septoplasty is a surgical correction of the inner nasal septum and not the outer nasal bones w...  Read Full »

After puberty, I feel hard to speak in a normal tone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my voice. As a kid, I had a raspy voice the entire time until puberty. After I hit puberty, I do not think my parents noticed anything, but people have said I sound like Kermit the frog or that I need to stop mumbling. The problem I have is that I have to try qu...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your nose is blocked then you may have nasal polyps or some nasopharyngeal mass like adenoid or may have deviated nasal septum. For that, an endoscopy or CT scan is required. It may alter the voice. After ruling out these possibilities, you can consult a speec...  Read Full »

Will straightening of my nasal septum relieve my nasal congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had sinus infections for one year. Recently, I am experiencing a lot of congestion on the right side of my nose. I wake up with congestion on the right-side nose. I am wondering whether my septum has deviated to my right. The deviation is about 4 mm to my right side. My query...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The deviation appears to be minimal, and your symptoms would not improve by addressing the deviation alone. We need to rule out allergies as a cause for recurrent sinus infections. Next, have you had any sinus surgery earlier? Kindly upload the entire CT (compute...  Read Full »

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