DNS occurs in the nasal septum which is a thin wall that separates the nasal passages. When it gets displaced to one side, it makes one nasal passage smaller than the other and interferes with breathing. In most cases, it only reduces the airflow and causes breathing difficulties. But in severe cases, the nasal septum can get bent and lead to dryness and bleeding. While it mostly occurs from a deviated septum, it can also be caused by the swelling of the tissues inside the nose Therefore, timely diagnosis and treatment are necessary to open the nasal passages.
Our doctors will conduct a detailed physical examination to determine the cause of the problem. They will use a special tool to spread open your nostril and use a bright light to look inside your nose. They will also ask some questions related to the symptoms and check your medical history to identify the cause of the problem.
Depending on the extent of the symptoms and the patient's preference, our doctor will recommend the most effective treatment for DNS.
These treatments can include:
Medications: Our doctors may recommend Decongestants, Antihistamines and nasal sprays to reduce nasal swellings or manage the symptoms.
Surgery: Surgery is the best option to get rid of the problem permanently. Our doctors perform septoplasty to repair a deviated septum by straightening or repositioning the centre of your nose. However, the extent of the surgery may depend upon the severity of your condition and the level of deviation.