What is a deviated nasal septum?

It is a condition in which the septum, cartilage, and bone that divide the nasal cavity in half are twisted, crooked, or out of shape. This makes breathing difficult and causes an imbalance in the size of the breathing passages.
In most cases, deviated septum does not exhibit any serious issues or cause any complications. If a person suffering from deviated septum experiences difficulty in breathing, congestion, or discomfort, septoplasty is the best treatment alternative. People who undergo septoplasty experience relief from symptoms after the procedure. Sometimes the septum can deviate again, in which case another septoplasty can be performed.

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  • Injury to the nasal passage
  • Sports injuries
  • Direct impact on the nose
  • Age-related deviation
  • Birth defects during fetal development
  • Injury to the nose childbirth
  • Connective tissue diseases
As deviated nasal septum is caused by a crooked septum or deformity in bone, septum, and cartilage of the nose, it has a direct effect on the shape and appearance of the nose. Some other symptoms that can be caused by a deviated nasal septum include the following.
  • Noisy breathing
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Nasal congestion.
  • Playing contact sports without protection
  • Not wearing seatbelt while riding motor vehicles
  • Weak bone density or structure
  • Physical trauma
  • Rest all day after surgery and avoid touching, rubbing, or blowing your nose.
  • Apply ice packs to your nose and eyes to get relief from the pain and swelling.
  • Keep your nose dry while using an ice pack. Cover the ice packs with a dry cloth or small towel.
  • Sleep by keeping two pillows under your head.
  • Take the prescribed medicines without failure.
  • Take pain medications when you feel pain and don’t let it get very bad.
  • Do not perform heavy exercises or operate heavy machinery that can put more pressure on your face for at least 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Avoid bending over, holding your breath, or tightening face muscles even during bowel movements.
  • Don’t take a bath or shower for 24 hours after surgery. The nurse will provide instructions for cleaning your nose.
  • You can go outside but avoid staying under the sun for more than 15 minutes.
  • Follow-up with the doctor as suggested.

Frequently Asked Question

If the deformity or the deviation of the septum is caused by congenital or birth reasons, then it cannot be avoided. However, if you don't have the septum deviation by birth, you can prevent or avoid the possibility of it by taking some simple precautions. Always wearing your seatbelt, avoiding high contact sports, wearing a helmet while playing sports, etc, are some examples.

Minor deviated septums may exhibit mild or no symptoms at all. If the deviation is severe, it can affect your breathing and may cause headaches or sinus issues. In either case, it is best to get proper consultation. You can book an appointment with our expert team of ENT doctors in Gurgaon to learn more about the condition and its treatment.
For some people, deviated nasal septum shows no side effects at all while for others, symptoms like nosebleeds, sinus infections, headaches, noisy breathing, nasal congestion, etc. may be common.
A septoplasty can be performed on a patient if the septum deviation is severe and the patient has significant side effects. To evaluate whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure or not, the ENT doctor will examine the severity of the condition, pre-existing conditions, and other risk factors. To know if you can undergo a septoplasty for deviated nasal septum in Gurgaon, book an appointment with our ENT doctors and get guidance and consultation from the best ENT team in Gurgaon.

Surgical treatment for deviated Nasal Septum- Septoplasty

When medications fail to provide adequate relief, surgery is a viable option. The most successful treatment to correct a deviated nasal septum is a septoplasty. Septoplasty procedure involves the removal of the deviated portions of the cartilage and the septal bone. The procedure is done while keeping the mucosa, that is the tissue linings of the septum intact. 

After the procedure, the nasal cavity is widened, hence, there is better airflow from one or both the nostrils. A septoplasty can, therefore, provide permanent relief from the symptoms of deviated septum without altering the appearance of the nose. 

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Our ENT specialists are board-certified surgeons and offer expert diagnosis and advice in a discreet atmosphere. Our ENT doctor will perform a detailed examination of your nose and briefly discuss your medical history to understand the impact that your symptoms are having on your health, wellbeing, and quality of life. A thorough evaluation and diagnosis are important in deciding the most suitable and apt treatment for the patient.

We will be there for you at every step of the way, offering complete care. We assure you that we will provide you honest and clear advice and keep you fully informed at every stage. Give us a call or fill the form alongside to book you a consultation with our top ENT doctor for a deviated septum in Gurgaon.

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