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Why a Deviated Septum Can Lead to Chronic Sinus Infections

A person’s septum, made of thin bone and cartilage, separates the nostrils into two halves. The septum is supposed to be in the center of the nose. However, injury can cause the nasal septum to move off-center. Sometimes a person is born with a septum that is off-center. It may even make the nose look crooked. When the nasal septum is deviated, or displaced, making one nasal passage smaller than the other one. A deviated septum causes many complications such as difficulty breathing, overall reduced airflow and certain bleeding issues in the nose. It can also lead to chronic sinusitis. Chronic Sinusitis Involves Inflammation in the Nasal Passages Chronic sinus infections, also called chronic sinusitis, occurs when inflammation develops in the nasal passages. The passages become...