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When should I see a doctor about a deviated septum?

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If you're having nasal symptoms and think you may have a deviated septum, make an appointment to see an ear, nose, and throat doctor, or ENT. There are a number of reasons why you may be experiencing these symptoms, including chronic sinusitis or nasal allergies. Make sure you get the right diagnosis so that you can get the treatment you need.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Deviated Septum" and "Nose Surgery."

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: "Deviated Septum."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Surgery of the Nose."

American Rhinologic Society: "Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction."

American Sleep Apnea Association: "Sleep Apnea Information."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 16, 2020

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Deviated Septum" and "Nose Surgery."

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: "Deviated Septum."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Surgery of the Nose."

American Rhinologic Society: "Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction."

American Sleep Apnea Association: "Sleep Apnea Information."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 16, 2020

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