Deviated Septum (cont.)

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Can deviated septum be prevented?

A deviated septum that is caused by injury to the nose or face may be prevented by following safety precautions:

  • Always wear proper helmets and headgear when playing sports
  • Always wear your seatbelt when riding in a car

Medically reviewed by Peter O’Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine


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