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Deviated Septum

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Whether they’re aware of it or not, many people are born with a slightly deviated septum, where one nostril is more narrow than the other due to the wall between the two being somewhat off-center. Severe cases of deviated septum can contribute to a nasal obstruction that disrupts a person’s breathing. While various medications and nasal strips may help alleviate this problem, the only way to correct a deviated septum is via surgery.  

For more information on treating patients with a deviated septum or to arrange for a consultation with our providers, call 727.270.9927 or fill out our online appointment request form here.

Symptoms of a Deviated Septum

  • Blocked nostril/nostrils
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Frequent nosebleeds and facial pain
  • Snoring/noisy nighttime breathing

Causes

  • Congenital defect
  • Trauma from a sports injury or accident

Treatments

  • Medications and nasal strips
  • Septoplasty
  • Septoplasty with rhinoplasty