John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
The thin wall between the nostrils is
made of cartilage and bone, and is called the septum. When this is off-center or
crooked, it is called a deviated septum.
A deviated septum may be present at
birth, may become crooked during growth, or may be caused by injury to the nose
A deviated septum often does not have
any symptoms, but some symptoms include difficulty breathing through the nose,
sleep problems, headache, and
Some symptoms of deviated septum may be
treated with medication. More severe cases of deviated septum may require
surgery to repair the septum.
What is the definition of deviated septum?
The wall between your nostrils is called your nasal septum. The septum is
made up of bone and cartilage. When this cartilage or bone is off-center (deviated to one side) or crooked, it is referred to as a deviated septum.
Is nasal congestion a symptom of a deviated septum?
Symptom Checker: Symptoms & Signs of Nasal Congestion
Nasal congestion, or "stuffy nose," is a term that refers to the obstruction to the flow of air in and out of the nose. In contrast, the term "runny nose" refers to a discharge (fluid) coming from the nasal passages. Nasal congestion most commonly is the result of inflammation and swelling of the lining tissues of the nasal passages and sinuses....