Septal Deviation – Medical 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.
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.