Deviated Nasal Septum

The nasal cavity is divided by the nasal septum made of bone and cartilage. When this nasal septum is displaced or crooked it makes breathing difficult. The condition is called deviated nasal septum.

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When the deviation becomes severe it blocks the nose from one side resulting in reduced airflow causing difficult breathing and epistaxis.

Classification of Deviated Nasal Septum

1. Anterior dislocation:
Septal cartilage is dislocated into one of the nasal chambers.

2. C-shaped deformity:
A septum has deviated to one forming a curve.

3. S-shaped deformity:
Septum makes S-shaped curve either in a vertical or anteroposterior plane.

4. Spur:
It is a projection found at the junction of bone and cartilage. It puts pressure on the lateral wall and results in a headache.

5. Thickening:
Thickening occurs due to overriding of septal fragments.

No Specific Cause Of Deviated Nasal Septum

• Patient acquires deviated septum by birth.
• Direct trauma to the nose.

Deviated Nasal Septum Signs and Symptoms

• Obstruction of one or both nostrils.
• Nosebleeds due to drying up of a surface of the nasal septum.
• If deviated septum comes in contact with outside wall of the nose it results in facial pain.
• Recurring sinus infections.
• Noisy breathing during sleep is common in infants and young children.

Investigations of Deviated Nasal Septum

Diagnosis is made on the basis of observation and symptoms.

Deviated Nasal Septum Treated With

• Medicines give symptomatic relief but do not correct the deviated septum.
• Decongestants help in reducing nasal congestion.
• Antihistamines.
• Nasal steroid sprays reduce inflammation and help in preventing runny nose.
• Septoplasty is a surgical
procedure through which deviated septum is corrected.

Prognosis of Deviated Nasal Septum

Prognosis is good after surgery. Swelling may be present after few months of surgery.

Complications of Deviated Nasal Septum

• Sinus infection
• Facial pain and headache
• Nosebleed
• Obstruction of nose

Deviated Nasal Septum Can Be Compared With?

• Nasal valve collapse
• Nasal polyps 
• Inferior turbinate hypertrophy

Homeopathic treatment for Deviated Nasal Septum

Every branch of science has its own scope and limitations, so does Homeopathy. Although Homeopathy has a lot of very good remedies for curing & controlling auto-immune disorders, male & female disorders, children and elderly people.

In cases of an emergency situation such as poisoning, serious abdominal complaints (such as acute appendicitis and pancreatitis), fractures, injury, and accidents should be first taken to emergency. However, a patient can consult his homeopathic physician after recovering from his initial phase. Please note Homeopathy plays no role in treating any nutritional disorders.

The scope of Homeopathy is limited; it is the sole responsibility of the physician to decide upon the cure – by looking into the complete nature of the disease, onset, and stage of the disease and then act accordingly.

Arum Triphyllum:
• Soreness of nostrils
• Acrid, excoriating discharge producing raw sores
• Nose obstructed
• Boring in the nose
• Large scabs high up on right side of the nose.
• Face feels chapped, as if from cold wind
• Constant picking at nose until it bleeds.

Nux Vomica:
• Stuffing up of nose at night
• Snuffles in warm room
• Coryza is fluent in daytimes
• Acrid discharge, but with stuffed up feeling.

Silicea:
• There is Itching at point of nose
• Dry, hard crusts form, bleeding when loosened
• Nasal bones sensitive
• Obstructed and loss of smell.
• Perforation of septum
• Patient is cold, chilly, hugs the fire, wants plenty warm clothing, and hates drafts, hands, and feet cold, worse in winter

Diet / management of Deviated Nasal Septum

• Avoid blowing and picking nose much
• Avoid adopting games where there are chances of the blow to nose such as boxing etc.
• Wear safety gears while playing
• Wear seat belt while driving a vehicle
• Avoid over-the-counter (OTC) nasal sprays

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