What is Deviated Nasal Septum

Deviated Nasal Septum is a condition where the nasal septum, which is the bone and cartilage that separates the nasal cavity into two nostrils, is crooked or deviated. This can cause difficulty in breathing, snoring, and sleep apnea in some cases.


  • Trauma to the nose during birth
  • Injury
  • Growth spurts during adolescence
  • Genetic factors


  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Frequent sinus infections
  • Recurring nosebleeds
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain


Deviated nasal septum can be diagnosed by physical examination, nasal endoscopy, and imaging tests like CT scan or X-ray.

Use a humidifier to keep the air moist and help relieve nasal congestion.
Clean your nasal passages with saline sprays or nasal irrigation methods.
Consult a healthcare professional for the best treatment option that suits your condition.
Do not engage in activities that require significant physical effort, such as sports, or swimming, as it may lead to breathing difficulties.
Do not use decongestants or nasal sprays for a prolonged period without consulting a healthcare professional.


Non-surgical Treatments

Non-surgical treatments include the use of decongestants, nasal corticosteroids, or nasal dilators. Some people may also benefit from allergy shots or other allergy treatments.

Surgical Treatments

Surgical treatment for Deviated Nasal Septum is called a septoplasty, which aims to correct the misaligned nasal septum. Surgical treatment involves surgery to straighten or reposition the deviated septum. The procedure usually takes under an hour to complete.

Risks and Complications

Risks and complications of Deviated Nasal Septum include 

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Numbness in the nose
  • Change in the shape of the nose

These risks are usually rare and would be discussed with the ENT specialist during the initial consultation.

If left Untreated

If left untreated, a deviated nasal septum can cause a range of problems, including:

  • Chronic nasal congestion and obstruction
  • Recurrent sinus infections
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Headaches
  • Snoring
  • Sleeping disorders and associated fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing during exercise or physical exertion

Therefore, it is essential to consult a healthcare professional if you experience any of these symptoms.


The cost of deviated nasal septum treatment is between 70,000 to 90,000 INR in India. However, the cost of this treatment also depends on the type of surgery, procedure, facilities provided by your chosen hospital, etc.

Financial Options

No Cost EMI



Insurance coverage

Deviated nasal septum treatment is mainly covered under health insurance. Most of the time, the insurer will cover a particular amount for surgical treatment of deviated nasal septum. However, the amount to be covered under insurance depends on the type of policy.

It is important to know that medical treatment for sinusitis will not be covered under the insurance policy, it will only cover the cost or expenses of the surgical treatment, but to claim this, you will have to be hospitalized for 24 hours.


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A deviated nasal septum is a medical condition where the nasal septum, the thin wall that separates the left and right nostrils, is displaced or shifted to one side. This can cause difficulty breathing through the nose and other related symptoms.

If you have deviated nasal septum and experience any of the following symptoms, it is recommended to consult a doctor:

  • Nasal congestion that affects your breathing and sense of smell
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Recurrent sinus infections
  • Loud snoring or sleep apnea
  • Facial pain or headaches
  • Difficulty with physical activities due to breathing problems
  • Changes in the shape of your nose or facial structure
  • Your doctor may recommend further evaluation or treatment, which may include medication or surgery.

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Symptoms of deviated septum include nasal congestion, difficulty breathing particularly when sleeping, frequent sinus infections, nosebleeds, facial pain, postnasal drip, and headaches.

It is possible to live with a deviated nasal septum but it can impact quality of life and may require treatment.

Deviated nasal septum can cause breathing difficulties, snoring, sinus infections, and may affect the quality of life, but it is not typically considered a serious condition.

There is no scientifically proven Ayurvedic cure for deviated nasal septum. However, septoplasty can provide effective results.

Deviated nasal septum is a common condition that affects about 80% of people.

Only one nostril may be blocked due to various reasons including allergies, infections, inflammation, anatomical differences, sinusitis, or nasal polyps.

Deviated nasal septum does not cause lung damage.