Your doctor may recommend non surgical deviated septum treatment if your symptoms are relatively minor. Here are a few of the options that you may be able to pursue.
Non surgical deviated septum treatment is typically geared toward managing the symptoms you are experiencing, particularly those that affect the tissues that line your nose. If not treated properly, these could lead to severe nasal obstruction and drainage issues. Here are some of the options you may consider:
Antihistamines – These are medications designed to help prevent some of the typical symptoms associated with a deviated septum, such as a runny nose and obstruction. They are also used sometimes to treat a cold. You need to be careful when using them, however, because they can lead to drowsiness and make it difficult to perform tasks such as driving and others that require physical coordination.
Steroid sprays – A corticosteroid spray can help reduce drainage, inflammation and obstructions in the nasal passage. In most instances, it will take anywhere from 1-3 weeks for this type of medicine to take effect. It will be very important that you follow your doctor’s directions exactly.
Decongestants – This type of medication is used to reduce swelling of the nasal tissues and to keep your nasal passages open. It will usually come in the form of a nasal spray or pill.
If Non Surgical Deviated Septum Treatment Does Not Work
Non surgical treatments are not intended for severe symptoms. If they do not prove effective, then you may need a surgical procedure known as a septoplasty, which involves straightening and re-positioning the septum.
If you would like to learn more about non surgical deviated septum treatment, talk to an expert with McKinney ENT Clinic. Give us a call at (214) 785-6811 (Plano) or (972) 954-2030 (Frisco) or contact us online to schedule an appointment.