Deviated septum and sinus headaches

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Avatar f tn I got in to see the ENT dr a week ahead of schedule. I have chronic sinusitis, scars on both ears from past infections, and "fairly severe deviated septum,". He had trouble getting the scope up my nose, had to go to a smaller one. He put me on a "push" of prednisone, antibiotics, and Nasonex. Also scheduled a CT scan of sinus's in a month to see if infection is gone. Then he said we would decide what to do. My sx were a constant drippy nose, pressure in ears, headaches.
Avatar m tn I'd recommend the septoplasty, as a deviated septum can cause drainage problems as well as breathing problems, and a sinus flush would get more risky as you get older. However, based on the many stories I've seen here, including worst-case scenarios like irishghost, I would resist anybody messing with my turbinates.
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 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 n tn I have recently been diagnosed as having a deviated septum. The deviated septum is the result of having had my nose broke twice. I've had sinus problems for years including the headaches, congestion, and sore throats. I also have problems in the morning, such as mucus in my mouth when I wake up. I have to spit several times to clean out my mouth. I also have nausea for the early part of the day. Could a deviated septum cause all of those problems?
Avatar f tn My husband had deviated septum surgery several years ago to help aleviate his severe headaches which are connected to his sinuses. It didn't help AT ALL. He still suffers terrible headaches and sinus pressure. We paid a lot of money only for him to be in a lot of pain for a few days and he also had a nasal hemmorage afterward which was pretty scary.
Avatar f tn I haven't been able to breath comfortably out of my left nostril since and it's almost always running, thin watery snot that i can't even sniff back. Also we've had terrible sinus headaches since, and my boyfriend is waking up in the night because he feels like he can't breath. I'm glad I found this website, I wanted to gain some perspective from people who might know from experience or just have the knowledge that I'm obviously lacking.
Avatar n tn The ENT said I have a moderate deviated septum. And he seems to thing that these symptoms are not from allergies because I do not have the typical symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. But I also do not have the typical symptoms of a deviated septum such as nose bleeding, or sinus infections. Can someone please help me because I have been having panic attacks lately due to the feeling of not being able to breath through my nose and the severe post nasal drip.
Avatar m tn I cant breath, smell or taste and i get sinus headaches that take over my life. My doctor says my polyps are the worse he has seen, totally full in all my sinus cavities. So what I have been reading is that the packing is the worse part and many people seem to get sinus infections easier now? My surgery is in 2 days (dec, 13/07) and I am going on vaction Jan. 1/08. Does anyone have any advice on if it is really worth the trouble and is it safe to remove the packine nt day.
Avatar n tn I've been suffering from several symptoms for years, and it seems hard to believe all of them come from a deviated septum. My symptoms are: swollen nose when sleeping (inside part of nostrils, which tends to desappear once I wake up), strong headaches when I wake up and at other times of the day, bleeding nose, rings under the eyes, "dried" irrited eyes. Most of all, I've been suffering from tiredness all these 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 m tn I usually don't breathe very well and i get headaches very often and especially when it is hot and i make effort. What do you think about my headaches,are they related to those above?
Avatar n tn One doctor says that the deviated septum is the cause for his headaches and that he needs surgery while another doctor disagreed and says that a nasal spray is sufficient. Unfortunately he tried all kind of sprays but it did not do anything for him. I am really worried that something worse is lurking around. If you could please give us an advice on what to do next. Thank you.
Avatar n tn It may be caused by acute infection, nasal polyps, anatomical deformities, such as a deviated septum, that block the sinus ducts. This can be treat with antibiotics, decongestants, and surgical drainage if necessary. Have this checked by your ENT to rule out sinus infection. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Hi, Sinus headaches do occur and presents with pain over nasal area that increase in severity throughout day. It can be due to an acute infection producing blockage of sinus ducts preventing normal drainage. However, this is uncommon and sometimes migraine and cluster headaches are often misdiagnosed as sinus in origin. Aside from infection, it can be caused by nasal polyps, or anatomical deformities, such as a deviated septum.
Avatar f tn This can be caused by acute infection, nasal polyps, and anatomical deformities, such as a deviated septum. You may need antibiotic treatment and decongestants. If it persists, have this checked by your doctor for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Hi, Primary headache such as migraine may be caused by triggers such as food, weather or hormones. However, anatomical issues such as deviated nasal septum may also cause headaches and may need to be managed also to prevent recurrences. It is best that you talk to your doctor about this for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Sinus headaches present with pain that often increases in severity throughout the day. Migraine and cluster headaches are often misdiagnosed as sinus in origin. It is important that the underlying cause such as infection, nasal polyps, anatomical deformities such as a deviated septum, be managed. Antibiotic treatment, decongestants, and even surgical drainage may be indicated. If it persists, have this checked by your doctor for proper management. Rake care and regards.
299940 tn?1192322967 A cyst (you said in the left sinus; may be maxillary sinus) is not an unusual finding in sinus X-rays and may not be responsible for the headache.
Avatar m tn Now, I've never really been able to breath 100% out of my nose, so I went to an ENT doctor, and he said I had a severe Deviated Septum. I had surgery about 2 months ago. He said their much better. However, I still have a frontal pressure/headache(the same mental fog stage), a pressure at the bridge of my nose, and my eyes always feel puffy. My nose always seems stuffy, where I still can't breathe through either nostril.
Avatar n tn After a visit from an Otolaryngologist today I was told I have a deviated nasal septum and the next course of treatment would be the "process of elimination". Surgery to correct this problem would be the last resort so I am off to see a Neurologist. My problem has to do with pressure and pain in my ears.
Avatar n tn After a visit from an Otolaryngologist today I was told I have a deviated nasal septum and the next course of treatment would be the "process of elimination". Surgery to correct this problem would be the last resort so I am off to see a Neurologist. My problem has to do with pressure and pain in my ears.
Avatar n tn The doctor kinda acted like a ***** and said the damage isn't done from someone hitting you, when in actuallity my bone is messed up from getting hit and my septum is deviated.
Avatar n tn Having that said you do have sinus disease in one sinus cavity, but not a massive amount. You had stated you have a deviated septum and those are things to just ignore and wish it away. With the Sinuse Surgery the doctor would be able to correct this problem along with a good clean out of all sinus cavities. I believe you would a great amount of releif after a sinus surgery. I know I was amazed at how well I could breath and that I didn't have chronic sinus pain all day.
Avatar n tn Sinus headaches can be caused by infection, nasal polyps and anatomical deformities such as deviated septum, that block the sinus ducts. This presents with pain over nasal area, often increasing in severity throughout day. With tumors, pain progressively worsens and there is associated projectile vomiting, visual disturbances speech or personality changes, and problems with equilibrium or coordination. The CT scan would help us determine the underlying cause.
Avatar m tn This is due to the deviation of the septum to the left side. As a result i am extremely 'stuffed' up all the time and suffer constant headaches down the left side of my head. the thing that is really bothering me though is my eyelid. each morning i wake up and my eyelids appear identical, however as the day goes on my left eyelid seems to appear sunken, or as though i have more eyelid shoing then my right eyelid. this is becoming really painful and making me extremely self consious.
1452978 tn?1285113862 I constantly feel pressure around the bridge of my nose. And get sinus headaches alot. Has anyone had the sinus surgery and it helped the dizziness, off balance, and lightheaded feeling. I am have a deviated septum that is being correct. I am nervous I have never had surgery before but I am praying this takes care of the issues. Could someone please share their experiences with me, my surgery is Thursday. Thanks so much!
Avatar n tn nose since the 7th grade, I get sinus infections about every two months and get horrible headaches. I figured I had a sinus problem so I visted an ENT today, he told me that I have a deviated syptom and the other things were probably side effects.He suggested surgury, but my nose is probably the only thing on my face i'm not self conscious about and I am VERY scared that something may go wrong and my nose will not look the same after.
Avatar n tn nose since the 7th grade, I get sinus infections about every two months and get horrible headaches. I figured I had a sinus problem so I visted an ENT today, he told me that I have a deviated syptom and the other things were probably side effects.He suggested surgery, but my nose is probably the only thing on my face i'm not self conscious about and I am VERY scared that something may go wrong and my nose will not look the same after.
Avatar n tn It feels as if there are little squirmy things in my nose and then it proceeds to a migraine. The doctor said it is a type of headache that is related to a deviated septum, but my septum has been corrected by surgery. He mentioned a type of surgery for a nerve that runs from my nose to the side of my head.