Deviated nasal septum starts around puberty reaches its full development at the age of 20 yrs. Common in both sexes. Many cases are hereditary. Lack of descent of the palate may cause buckling of the cartilaginous part of septum.

Causes

Septum grow at same rate like root. If septum start growing at rapid rate it becomes

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buckled to accommodate itself.

-Congenital cause Abnormal intrauterine posture may result in compression forces acting on the nose & upper root.

-Trauma

Cause secondary to trauma
– polyp in nose.

Pathology

1- Deviation are smooth: Deflection which are upper, lower, anterior or posterior septum ( Isolated thickening on septum).

2- Spur: Occur at junction of base & cartilage may predispose to epistaxis from the vessel on their surface.

3- Thickening may result from trauma due to overriding of the cartilaginous fragments.

4- Dislocation: Displacement of the lower edge of the cartilage from the maxillary crust & the vom due to trauma.

The deviation may be ‘C’ shape, ‘S’ shape.

Symptoms

-Blocking of nose.

-Sinusital headache secondary to obstruction to drainage of sinuses.

-Vacuum headache causes by vacuum created in Para nasal sinus due to obstruction in the drainage of the sinus resulting in absorption of the air by the mucosa of the sinus.

-Neurological headache when septum touches a sensitive part on the lateral wall of the nose.

-Recurrent rhinitis i.e. nose.

-Epistaxis: Little area the deviated side of the septum is exposed to atmospheric directly predisposing to drying and crusting of mucosa and tendency to pick the nose.

-Anosmia due to DNS, perforation of nose

Signs

-Deformity of external nose.

-DNS

-Secondary hypertrophy of turbinate.

Complications

-Recurrent sinusitis due to obstruction to drainage of sinus.

-Middle ear infection due to forcible blockening  of nose or recurrent upper respiratory infection.

-Mouth breathing causing infection of pharynx, larynx, trachebronchial tree.

-Asthma: DNS acts as trigger for bronchospasm.

-Atrophic rhinitis on the root side of nose.

-Differential Diagnosis:

-Hypertrophied turbinate

-Polyps

Treatment

Sub mucous resection of septum or septoplasty.

Homoeopathic Approach

Homoeopathy offers an permanent relief for DNS & cures signs & symptoms of the patient speedily without any further recurrence.

Homeopathic treatment for those who suffer from nasal septum can be a big boon. It can help them save from the surgeon?s knife.You may have realized that the root cause of your problem is lack of an appropriate response to allergens to which your body is susceptible. There are a number of reasons why you may be experiencing these symptoms, including chronic sinusitis or nasal allergie.Mostly patients experience more than 80 % reduction in the intensity and frequency of their ailment after a period of 1-3 months of treatment

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