What is Deviated Nasal Septum? How to manage it? What are the precautions to be taken? What are the signs and symptoms? What is the cause of this disease? How to treat it? How can homeopathy help you? All of this answered, in this post and of course our doctors always there to help you. Just fill in your details in the form down below and we will answer all your questions for FREE!
What is 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.
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.
It is a projection found at the junction of bone and cartilage. It puts pressure on the lateral wall and results in a headache.
Thickening occurs due to overriding of septal fragments.
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.
How serious is a deviated septum?
If deviated nasal septum is severe, it can block or obstruct any of the nostril and reduce airflow causing difficulty in breathing.
Does a deviated septum affect sleep?
Nasal congestion from a deviated nasal septum leads to loud breathing and snoring which generally disturbs the sleep.
Investigations of Deviated Nasal Septum?
-Diagnosis is made on the basis of observation and symptoms.
Treatment for deviated nasal septum?
-Medicines give symptomatic relief but do not correct the deviated septum.
-Decongestants help in reducing nasal congestion.
-Nasal steroid sprays reduce inflammation and help in preventing runny nose.
-Septoplasty is a surgical procedure through which deviated septum is corrected.
Complications of Deviated Nasal Septum?
-Facial pain and headache
-epistaxis / nosebleed
-Obstruction of nose
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
Homeopathic treatment for Deviated Nasal Septum?
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