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How do other illnesses affect a deviated septum?

A deviated septum often constricts airflow through your nostrils. As a result, you may become easily congested, especially if you have a cold or allergies. On top of that, your deviated septum might prevent your sinus cavities from draining and that is not good because you could end up with a sinus infection. Basically, any illness that causes congestion can feel amplified because of your deviated septum. Your face might feel puffy and it is not uncommon to get a headache as a result of swollen sinus cavities.

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