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What treatment options are available for a deviated septum?

Treatment options for a deviated septum include medications and surgery. Medications are used to control symptoms, while surgery is used to fix the problem altogether. If you are experiencing mild symptoms of nasal congestion you might be able to get by using a decongestant or an antihistamine, but these medications will not actually fix the problem and even if your symptoms clear up they will most likely return. Surgery on the other hand can often provide a permanent solution by repositioning your septum in the center of your nose. This procedure is referred to as septoplasty.

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