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Deviated nasal septum

Nasal septum deviation is a common physical disorder of the nose, involving a displacement of the nasal septum.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with deviated nasal septum, 79% report having nasal congestion, 43% report having abnormal breathing sounds, and 36% report having headache. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of deviated nasal septum are abnormal breathing sounds, allergic reaction, and painful sinuses, although you may still have deviated nasal septum without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with deviated nasal septum often receive x-ray computed tomography, plastic procedures on nose, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), excision, other or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy with biopsy and ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with deviated nasal septum include fluticasone nasal product, mometasone nasal product, azelastine nasal, oxymetazoline nasal, budesonide nasal product, cefuroxime, cocaine topical, propofol, olopatadine nasal, levocetirizine (xyzal), desloratadine (clarinex), triamcinolone nasal product and desflurane .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for deviated nasal septum include age 30-44 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get deviated nasal septum.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
0.6x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.3x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.3x
Other
1.2x
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