The septum is the piece of cartilage and bone that separates the right nasal space from the left nasal space in the middle of the nasal cavity. It may not be perfectly straight in general, and slight bends within the septum may not cause any symptoms.
Detecting A Deviated Septum
If you have a deviated septum, the disparity between the sizes of your nasal passages can be so extreme that one or both nostrils are blocked. A deviated septum can therefore lead to problems such as: Continue reading
Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, is caused by inflammation in the sinus and nasal cavities. Inflammations in the nasal and sinus cavities occur because a virus or bacteria forms creating the sinus infection. Sinus infections affect 37 million Americans every year.
Understanding Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses, but when these symptoms persist after 12 weeks or more it is referred to as chronic sinusitis. Your sinuses are normally filled with air, but when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grown and cause an infection. The common cold, allergies, nasal polyps or a deviated septum can lead to acute and chronic sinusitis. Continue reading
The septum is the piece of cartilage and bone in the middle of the nasal cavity that separates the right nasal space from the left nasal space. In general it may not lie perfectly straight and slight bends within the septum may not cause any symptoms.
How Can You Detect A Deviated Septum?
If you have a deviated septum, the disparity between the sizes of your nasal passageways can be so severe that it creates a blockage in one or both nostrils. For this reason, a deviated septum can lead to problems such as: Continue reading