Best Treatment for Deviated Septum

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deviated septum

The deviated septum happens when the thin wall between the nasal passages is displaced to one side. There are many cases when people have nasal septum which is displaced that is making one nasal passage smaller. When the deviated septum is severe, then it can block one side of your nose and reduce the airflow which is causing breathing difficulty.

The additional exposure of the deviated septum to the drying effect of airflow through the nose can sometimes contribute to bleeding or crusting in some people. The most common symptoms of the deviated septum include nosebleeds; obstruction of one or both nostrils; noisy breathing during sleep; facial pain; preference for sleeping on a particular side; awareness of the nasal cycle; noisy breathing during sleep.

deviated septum

Injury to the nose and a condition present at birth are the most common causes for a deviated septum. Risk factors for deviated septum include not wearing your seat belt while riding in a motorized vehicle and playing contact sports. If you have a severely deviated septum, then it can lead to complications, such as disturbed sleep; a feeling of pressure; dry mouth. [1,2]

There are many cases when people have deviated septum and they have no symptoms but on the other hand, you will be aware of this condition because you have significant symptoms. Your doctor will diagnose your condition and he or she will give you the appropriate treatment.

It is very important to stay on a healthy diet because it can help you to manage the symptoms of this condition and it will reduce its impact on the quality of your life. You need to talk with your doctor if you suffer from deviated septum before you start using some of the below-mentioned home remedies.

Here are some home remedies for deviated septum:

Wear a helmet:

It is very important to wear a helmet or a midface mask when you are playing contact sports, such as volleyball and football because this can help you in the prevention of deviated septum. [1,2]

Use a warm compress:

The warmth from the hot compress can give you relief from the inflammation and pain which you have in your nasal passages so this is a very useful home remedy for the deviated septum.

Stay hydrated:

You should drink a lot of water because this can help to reduce the pressure in your sinuses and this can decrease the inflammation in your nose. [3]

Breathe in steam:

When you are inhaling steam, then it can help to reduce the inflammation of your nasal tissues which will allow you to breathe to return to normal.

Radish:

You should add radishes in your diet because they can help you in the natural treatment of deviated septum because it is a natural decongestant. Also, it has antibacterial and antiviral properties and it is rich in Vitamin C and all of them can help you with the deviated septum.

Garlic:

This natural cure is very popular against the inflammation. Also, it has antioxidant, antiviral, and antibacterial properties which can help to reduce your risk of further infection. [4]

Drink hot liquids:

You should drink hot tea or eat bone broth or hot soup because they can help you to get relief from the congested nasal passages.

Vitamin C:

There are some studies in which are said that foods rich in Vitamin C can be added to your diet. Some of the best foods rich in Vitamin C are lemons, grapefruit, strawberries, cabbage, and broccoli. These foods can help in reducing the secretion of mucus.

Salt:

This natural cure can help in the natural treatment of deviated septum. [5] You should boil one cup of water with two teaspoons of salt. You should stir it constantly so the salt will completely dissolve. You should heat it for another 25 minutes. Once this home remedy is made, you can use a dropper to apply it directly to your nostrils.

You should be sure that you are keeping one nostril closed while you apply this natural remedy to the other one. You should through the water through the mouth and then repeat this process with the other nostril. You should repeat this natural treatment a couple of times a day and you will notice relief from the signs and symptoms of the deviated septum soon after.

References:

[1] Kim KS, Lee HG, Shin JH, et al. Trend analysis of nasal bone fracture. Archives of Craniofacial Surgery. 2018;19(4):270–4.

[2] Kopacheva-Barsova G, Arsova S. The impact of the nasal trauma in childhood on the development of the nose in future. Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2016;4(3):413-9.

[3] Guppy MPB, Mickan SM, Del Mar CB, et al. Advising patients to increase fluid intake for treating acute respiratory infections. Cochrane. 2011. Retrieved from www.cochrane.org/CD004419/ARI_advising-patients-to-increase-fluid-intake-for-treating-acute-respiratory-infections

[4] Schäfer G, Kaschula CH. The immunomodulation and anti-inflammatory effects of garlic organosulfur compounds in cancer chemoprevention. Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry. 2014;14(2):233–40.

[5] van Egmond MMHT, Rovers MM, Hendriks CTM, van Heerbeek N. Effectiveness of septoplasty versus non-surgical management for nasal obstruction due to a deviated nasal septum in adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015;16:500.

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