Repeated sinusitis due to deviated nasal septum- treatment option?
Hello, my 9 year old son is suffering from repeated sinusitis. His symptoms include nasal inflammation, thick, discolored discharge from the nose (runny nose), drainage down the back of the throat (postnasal drainage), stuffy (congested) nose causing difficulty breathing through nose. Also pain, tenderness and swelling around eyes, cheeks, nose. His sense of smell and taste has also gone reduced. Someone suggested me that it might be due to deviated nasal septum. Can anyone please explain to me this?
@jaspreet A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal septum -- the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half is significantly off center, making breathing difficult. Most people have some sort of imbalance in the size of their breathing passages. In fact, estimates indicate that 80% of people, most unknowingly, have some sort of misalignment to their nasal septum. Only the more severe imbalances cause significant breathing problems and require treatment. The most common symptom of a deviated septum is nasal congestion, with one side of the nose being more congested than the other, along with difficulty breathing. Recurrent or repeated sinus infections can also be a sign of a deviated septum.