Deviated Nasal Septum
Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS): Causes, Symptoms, and Homeopathic Treatment
A deviated septum occurs when the thin wall (nasal septum) between your nasal passages is displaced to one side. In many people, the nasal septum is off-center or deviated-making one nasal passage smaller. When a deviated septum is severe it can block one side of your nose and reduce airflow, causing difficulty in breathing.
Symptoms of Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS)
Deviated Nasal Septum can manifest through a range of symptoms, including:
- Obstruction of one or both nostrils: Cold or allergies can cause nasal passages to swell and narrow, leading to difficulty in breathing.
- Nosebleeds: The surface of the nasal septum may become dry, increasing the risk of nosebleeds.
- Facial pain: One-sided facial pain may indicate a severely deviated septum, where surfaces within the nose touch and cause pressure.
- Snoring: Swelling of intranasal tissues can contribute to snoring.
- Obstruction of alternate nostrils: Due to the deviation, one nostril may become obstructed while the other remains clear.
- Sleeping on a particular side: If one side of the nasal passage is narrowed due to a deviated septum, sleeping on that side can further exacerbate the obstruction.
Causes of Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS)
Deviated Nasal Septum can be caused by various factors, including:
- Condition present at birth: Some individuals may have a deviated septum that developed during fetal development and is apparent from birth.
- Injury/Trauma to the nose: Childbirth, accidents, sports-related injuries, rough play, or automobile accidents can cause trauma to the nose, leading to a deviated septum.
- Frequent upper respiratory tract infection: Swelling and irritation of the nasal or sinus cavities due to recurrent infections can further narrow the nasal passage, exacerbating a deviated septum.
Homeopathic Approach For Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS)
Homeopathy offers a valuable approach to managing the effects of Deviated Nasal Septum by enhancing and improving the body’s immune power. It aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms, providing relief from symptoms and preventing the need for surgeries.
According to the latest research in homeopathy, DNS may be caused by a “SCENT CONFLICT,” which refers to smelling trouble or potential threat. This conflict can arise from situations such as encountering a competitor or opponent at work, school, or in a relationship. Feelings like “This stinks” or “I am fed up with this” may contribute to the development or exacerbation of DNS.
Homeopathic Medicines for Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS)
Several homeopathic medications can be effective in addressing the symptoms associated with Deviated Nasal Septum. These include:
This remedy is indicated for coryza with thin watery excoriating discharges, burning, and bleeding from the nose.
It is useful for profuse watery, acrid coryza, along with pain in the frontal sinus.
This remedy addresses symptoms such as itching at the point of the nose, fluent discharge, dry hard crusts formation, perforation of the septum, and great sensitiveness to take cold. It is also helpful when nasal bones are sensitive.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Yes, a deviated septum can block one side of the nose and reduce airflow, leading to difficulty in breathing.
Yes, a deviated septum can cause the surface of the nasal septum to become dry, increasing the risk of nosebleeds.
One-sided facial pain can be a symptom of a severely deviated septum, where surfaces within the nose touch and cause pressure.
Yes, swelling of intranasal tissues due to a deviated septum can contribute to snoring.
Yes, a deviated septum can obstruct one or both nostrils, especially when triggered by cold or allergies.
Yes, if one side of the nasal passage is narrowed due to a deviated septum, sleeping on that side can further obstruct the airflow.
* Note – Above medicines are for knowledge purpose only. Take the medication only after doctor’s consultation. Do not self medicate