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Should I see a doctor about my deviated septum symptoms?

If your deviated septum is affecting your quality of life you should definitely talk to your doctor about it. They may be able to prescribe medications to help control symptoms like nasal congestion and sinus infections and if your deviation is bad enough, they may even suggest surgery to fix it. If this is the case you will most likely be referred to an otolaryngologist. An otolaryngologist is a doctor that specializes in treating conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat. With the right surgery, symptoms caused by a deviated septum will often clear up completely.

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