Medical Treatment

Septal Deviation – Medical Treatment

Medications will not cure a deviated septum, but there are medications that can help ease symptoms caused by a septal deviation.

Allergy Treatment

If allergies are exacerbating the deviation, then patients may benefit from allergy treatment. Treating allergies will decrease the swelling of the lining of the septum and surrounding tissue. Patients will notice less congestion, but it is important to keep in mind that this will not alter or fix the septal deviation.

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"Aftee years of sinus drainage and congestion problems, Dr. Gould is the only doctor I have seen who confirmed my own analysis that medications have not worked to solve my problems and are not likely to in the future. He has offered me the first real solution that does not have me taking yet more and different medications. I am scheduled to have the balloon sinus opening procedure and the cryo nerve calming procedure. For the first time in years I am optimistic that, if I do not get a complete cure of my chronic sinus condition, at least I can get some significant and long-lasting improvement. I am so glad I finally referred myself to a specialist and he has a solution that is probably not even known by my primary care physician."

- anita doyle


Medications can be used to ease symptoms. Some options include:

  • Decongestants (Sudafed, Mucinex-D)
  • Antihistamines (Allegra, Claritin, Clarinex, Zyrtec, Xyzal)
  • Nasal Steroids Spray (Nasonex, Nasacort, Veramyst, Omnaris, Flonase)
  • Nasal Antihistamine Sprays (Astepro, Patanase)


For patients with severe septal deviations, medications are usually less effective and the patient may ultimately require surgery.

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