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What Is Deviated Septum?

A nose injury is a common cause of septum deviation. In many cases, there may be no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they include a congested nostril, nosebleeds, and noisy breathing during sleep.

Diagnosis of Deviated Septum

A deviated septum occurs when your nasal septum — the thin wall that separates your right and left nasal passages — is displaced to one side. See your doctor if you experience, a blocked nostril that doesn't respond to treatment, frequent nosebleeds, or recurring sinus infections.

Treatment at Penn

Treatments include decongestants, antihistamines, nasal steroids, use of an adhesive strip to open nasal passages, and surgery.

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