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My husband has broken his nose multiple times from playing sports in the past. Because of so many breaks, he has a deviated septum. This causes him lots of problems, such as snoring, being easily susceptible to sinus infections and he can barely breathe out of his nose. Are there any remedies people use to help open their nasal passage? All I can think is rinsing your sinuses with warm water, but I am sure there are many other tactics. I've also heard of surgeries to correct a deviated septum. Does anyone know more about that?

Bri Luginbill asked this
July 19, 2011 at 4:01 PM

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There are definitely surgeries available. Just from glancing online, a lot of people said it improved their quality of life quite a bit. I have no idea how much it costs, though!

As for non-surgical remedies - my dad swears by his Neti pot. They're really good for flushing out your sinuses.

Laura Hogg answered
July 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM

I agree with the neti-pot and I am also curious if you have tried the breath-rite nasal strips?

Jessica Corwin MPH RDN Health Coach answered
November 22, 2011 at 7:04 PM

I don't have a deviated septum, but my experience with nasal strips was not a good one. They didn't seem to fix any of the symptoms I was experiencing at the time. But, if they work for the septum, that would be great!

Rex answered
May 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I've heard good things about the Neti pot as well.

sprouty answered
July 1, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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