Deviated septum nasal congestion

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Avatar_f_tn Yes, and no. If you have chronic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> congestion, then treating your deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum can definitely help you to breathe better through your nose, and there's even a small chance that it may help your sleep breathing problem. Take a look at my upper airway resistance syndrome article on on my blogs on this site. You can stop breathing and wake up 20 times per hour and not have any apneas whatsoever. This is a flaw in the sleep study scoring system.
Avatar_m_tn Hi, I have been told I have a deviated septum. Over the last SEVERAL years (7+) I have been using nasal spray (afrin) due to trouble breathing in both nostrils. I apparently have become addicted to it, and cannot stop using it. My deviated septum is in my left nostril. I saw an ENT, and was given a few things to help inflammation, and to get me off of the Afrin. I am scheduled to go back to see him in 6-8 weeks, but I don't think I will be able to last that long...
538090_tn?1213811712 Tony, You sure need to be careful about getting a deviated septum fixed along with turbinate reduction. I had a deviated septum fixed along with my sinuses opened back in 2004 . Its been a nightmare for me. I'd gladly take what I had back before surgery. My turbinates were not touched. Please take a look at the following site before getting any kind of nasal surgery, especially turb reduction. Not telling you what to do, and I'm not a doctor.
Avatar_m_tn Hi All, I am 30 now and I am suffering from severe nasal congestion for almost 15 years now. I also have a deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> congestion started when I was 16 and for the next 4 years I was completely addicted to OTRIVIN. When I realized this was causing permanent damage to my nasal membranes, I managed to stop otrivin. Currently I am facing many problems due to nasal congestion - I am never feeling fresh in the morning, Always sleepy in the office and continuously yawning.
Avatar_n_tn The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum is a plate of bone and cartilage along the center of the nose. A deviated nasal septum is shifted to one side. When your septum is deviated there is less space on the side that the septum leans towards. Generally this area is squeezed. A deviated nasal septum may cause blockage of the sinuses on that side to the point that the sinuses do not drain as well. This can cause swelling of the nasal and sinus passages.
Avatar_n_tn The nasal block could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could also be due to a deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> polyps. Sinus infection causes blockage of flow especially when a person lies down. The blockade is affected by the side to which the person turns also. You will need to consult your primary care physician for proper assessment. In the meantime practice good breathing exercises, humidify your room and do steam inhalations.
Avatar_n_tn I have a minor deviated septum and have an obstruction with the airways of my sinuses (not sure what it is called- on each side of the nose). I have had frequent sinus infections all year; however, I don't have headaches, I just feel sick like having a cold but it never ends and I have continous colored nasal discharge. I also have constant congestion and always sound congested with this colored nasal discharge. Antibiotics usually clear it up for about two weeks.
Avatar_m_tn Hello people, I've been under surgery 2 days ago, for my deviated septum. I had some problems with the tampons the day after, they had to remove them and put new ones. Now i'm back home, with some issues.. My nose is dripping, but i guess this is normal at first? Whenever i swallow i feel like my ears are getting clogged up all the time! Is such an annoying and scary feeling.. is this normal? I called my ENT but she wasn't there, so now i have to wait to speak to her..
Avatar_n_tn It sounds like you are very worried about your general health, both physical and emotional, and especially worried about the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> congestion. While the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> congestion could account for some of your symptoms it is unlikely that some of the symptoms you describe, especially the weakness of your arms and legs, are related to the congestion. Your comments also suggest that you would feel a lot better, if just the congestion could be controlled.
Avatar_m_tn However, it may also happen with autonomic nervous system imbalance and most importantly in case of DNS (Deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> Septum), even if it is mild. On the concave side of the DNS, the turbinates hypertrophy asymmetrically. The middle turbinate may also develop into a concha bullosa (large air cell). Also the color of the mucosa gives a clue to the diagnosis.
Avatar_m_tn The nasal congestion could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could also be due to a deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum. Sinus infections can cause stuffiness of the nose with nasal blockage, which can make breathing through the nose difficult. It can also cause post nasal drip and lead to an irritation in the throat. In the meantime practice good breathing exercises, humidify your room and do steam inhalations. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar_f_tn Ive had nose issues before the pragnancy i had a deviated septum (sp?) And i did the surgery 4 months ago, but i had tried evedything possible to get rid of my stuffy nose and the only thing that always worked for me was the spray. Thats why ill try affrin if it wont hurt the baby. Heck ill try anything at this point.
Avatar_n_tn After the exam the doctor told me that I had a deviated septum and possibly a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> polyp. The ENT Doctor prescribed Nasonex and also told me that surgery may be an option. I have found that Nasonex has worked well for me and I am able to breath through my nose. Sometimes I notice that I can breath through both sides. As a general rule if medicine helps is it wise to not consider surgery? How long can people use Nasonex?
Avatar_m_tn I've just joined Medhelp to seek advice for my horrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> congestion that's persisted for more than 4 years. About 4 years ago, I noticed I started to have one-sided nasal congestion whenever I was sitting or laying down. When I turn to the other side, the congestion will shift to the other nostril. I'm a mouth-breather when sleeping because I can only partially breathe through my nose. About 2 years ago, I had a horrible cold that lasted a month and since then, my breathing has worsened.
Avatar_m_tn I’m a 28 year old male with acute sinusitis and a deviated septum and my sinus cavities are packed with polyps. When I was younger I had an allergy test done, and I was allergic to a few things, 20 years later, same test I was so allergic to everything they put on me that they had to stop because I swelled up so much. I don’t understand how that could happen that I could be so allergic to so many things in a few years.
Avatar_n_tn ” I went to the doctor and then to an ENT specialist and they said that I have a deviated septum. I was up-front with the doctor about the occasional use of cocaine, but he didn’t seem to think that was the cause of the deviated septum. (I’ve never been hit in the face or had any facial trauma.) But, I’m still convinced that I’ve somehow done some serious damage. What does everyone think? Can someone who’s used cocaine less than 10 times deviate or perforate their septum?
Avatar_f_tn It may be a combination of factors. If you have a deviated septum, that alone may not cause your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> congestion, but if you have swollen turbinates (the wing-like structures on the side-walls of your nose that normally helps to smooth, warm and humidify air), due to allergies or weather changes, then the combination of the two can collapse your nostrils inward. Some people who undergo rhinoplasty have weakened nostrils due to the nature of the procedure. Did you try Breath-Rite Strips?
2058275_tn?1330709749 Assuming you are referring to a deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum (FYI there is a region of the heart called the septum), the answer is POSSIBLY. A deviated nasal septum, when severe, could impair normal respiratory pattern. In some cases this has led to loud snoring and even obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA could cause inadequate oxygenation during sleep, putting extra stress on the heart, which has been linked to the development and worsening of atrial fibrillation (AF).
Avatar_n_tn When I told my doctor about this he looked in my nose (as he's done so many times before) and this time he said it appeared that my septum was deviated, obstructing my left nostril, and there was a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> spur on the right side obstructing that side. Is this a probably cause? Could the CT scan have been misread and why wouldn't this have been noticed before? Would getting my deviated septum fixed relieve any or all of my symptoms? Thank you so much for your time and answers!
Avatar_m_tn Deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> polyps and tumors can also cause persistent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> congestion. Worms in stool can raise the eosinophil count (a part of the white blood cell count) and thus increase the possibility of nasal congestion. You’ll have to discuss all these possibilities with your doctor. The nasal passages will have to be examined. Complete blood count and stool test may be required. You may need to get X-rays or CT scans too. Hope this helps.
Avatar_n_tn I've been searching for information on throat congestion on the web, but all I can find is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> congestion. The problem is how it affects my voice. I have to clear my throat frequently, and sometimes it just won't clear. Occasionally, I lose 80% of the volume of my voice. I just keep talking and after a few seconds it starts working again. It has no effect on the way I feel. Everything seems to be fine until I try to talk.
Avatar_m_tn When i go lay down to sleep i have nadal congestion that alternates depending on what side i lay down and to what i have read it does not mean deviated septum. This only occurs at night, during the day i am fine. I have tried netipot, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> steroids, sudafed, breathe right strips (when they actually wNt to stick) , only thing that works is afrin but that cant be used everyday? If anyone has a answer thank you!
Avatar_f_tn The nasal septum is a plate of bone and cartilage along the center of the nose. A deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum is shifted to one side. When your septum is deviated there is less space on the side that the septum leans towards. Generally this area is squeezed. A deviated nasal septum may cause blockage of the sinuses on that side to the point that the sinuses do not drain as well. This can cause swelling of the nasal and sinus passages.
Avatar_n_tn Correction of deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septums makes a lot of sense if it contributes to recurrent sinus infections, but that's rather rare. It's more helpful just with congestion. When ENTs consider fixing recurrent sinusitis, they open up the ostia, the bony hole at the bottom of the sinus cavity, so it will drain easier with a larger opening. A CT scan helps with this diagnosis.
Avatar_f_tn Sinusitis or inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses may be due to conditions that can cause sinus blockage such as common cold, allergic rhinitis, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> polyps or a deviated septum. If infection recurs, further evaluation may need to be done. Talk to your doctor about this. Seeking another doctor's opinion may also help. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar_m_tn anything to reduce nasal congestion/swelling when laying down?
Avatar_f_tn The other possibility is deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> polyps and tumors, worms in stool causing high eosinophil counts, gastric reflux are the other causes. The treatment will be complete only on removing the cause. Hence please consult an ENT specialist (you must already be under one) and discuss these possibilities. Depending on the cause treatment will be prescribed. Drugs like Sudafed only give symptomatic relief and stop acting beyond a point. Take care!
Avatar_m_tn Your symptoms could be a combination of deviated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> septum and uncontrolled GERD. You could be having persistent post <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nasal</span> drip and sinusitis and thus headache due to congestion caused by a laryngo-tracheal reflux of gastric contents. Treatment of GERD is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes.
Avatar_m_tn I saw an ENT recently who told me that I have a slightly deviated septum but I doubt that could be causing all of these problems. I drink plenty of water, I've tried decongestants, the ENT I saw prescribed an anti-inflammatory nasal spray (barely helped), I've tried pain killers which don't do much if anything, I've tried cold compresses, hot compresses. Nothing seem to works and this is making my day to day life a struggle. I'm looking for any suggestions, thanks.