Deviated septum nasal congestion

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Yes, and no. If you have chronic nasal congestion, then treating your deviated nasal 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.
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...
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.
Hi All, I am 30 now and I am suffering from severe Nasal congestion for almost 15 years now. I also have a deviated nasal septum. Nasal 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.
The nasal block could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could also be due to a deviated nasal septum or nasal 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.
The nasal 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.
It sounds like you are very worried about your general health, both physical and emotional, and especially worried about the nasal congestion. While the nasal 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.
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.
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..
However, it may also happen with autonomic nervous system imbalance and most importantly in case of DNS (Deviated Nasal 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.
The nasal congestion could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could also be due to a deviated nasal 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.
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.
After the exam the doctor told me that I had a deviated septum and possibly a nasal 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?
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.
” 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?
It may be a combination of factors. If you have a deviated septum, that alone may not cause your nasal 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?
Assuming you are referring to a deviated NASAL 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).
Deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps and tumors can also cause persistent nasal 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.
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 nasal 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!
I've been searching for information on throat congestion on the web, but all I can find is nasal 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.
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, nasal 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!
The nasal 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.
Correction of deviated nasal 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.
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, nasal 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.
anything to reduce nasal congestion/swelling when laying down?
The other possibility is deviated nasal septum. Nasal 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!
Your symptoms could be a combination of deviated nasal septum and uncontrolled GERD. You could be having persistent post nasal 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.
Has your nose been examined for a deviated septum or hypertrophic turbinates? Those are both non-allergy related conditions that can cause chronic stuffiness. (Although turbs can become enlarged due to long-term allergy use, and also long-term OTC decongestant use which is why they state do not use them long-term.) Septums can be straightened.
Your symptoms could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could also be due to a deviated nasal septum. Sometimes it can also be due to sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. When a person sleeps the airways are usually patent allowing normal passage for air entry. The upper airway that is at the region of the tongue and the soft palate is the most compliant (soft) part. So, this is liable to collapse and cause airway obstruction.
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