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If you are seeking an easy treatment to relieve your deviated septum instantly, without surgery, our soft nasal dilator can help.
A deviated septum causes breathing difficulty. The breathing difficulty is due to obstruction of nasal airflow that results from the nasal septum cartilage being “deviated” or crooked in the airway.
Relieving a deviated septum comfortably can be difficult.
The reason that it’s difficult to relieve a deviated septum is that the obstruction is anatomical, meaning that the deviation is part of the physical structure of the nose. Therefore, in order to relieve the septal deviation, the structural part of the nasal airways have to be gently held open to clear a breathing pathway around the area where the septum is deviated.
An easy option in nasal airway relief for breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum are Max-Air Nose Cones.
Max-Air Nose Cones are squeezie-soft internal nasal dilators that gently open the nasal airway. Breathing restrictions of your deviated septum are relieved instantly, without surgery or discomfort. Inhale fully, deeply and effortlessly for easier breathing and deeper sleep. (If your deviation is very severe, we suggest consulting with an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist.)
What does a deviated septum look like? Here’s a look inside the nose.
Here is an anatomically correct illustration of a deviated septum (shown in yellow).
When the nasal septum is curved into one of the airways, the Max-Air Nose Cones, through gentle pressure, hold open the narrowed airway around the deviation to help restore full, deep nasal breathing (without surgical intervention), so that you may breathe well and sleep well.
A deviated nasal septum is especially problematic at night, because it obstructs nasal airflow through one or both nasal airways, which disrupts sleep.
If you have a deviated septum, which is defined as a curve or deviation to the normally straight nasal septum (the cartilage that is in the center of your nose and which separates the nasal airways from one another), most likely you have difficulty breathing through one nasal airway or the other.
Although a deviated septum may not be very visible on the outside of the nose, it can be highly troubling inside the nose; restricting nasal airflow and breathing volume to one or both nostrils.
For those without a deviated septum, it’s hard to imagine how bothersome a deviation to the septum can be. Because it restricts nasal breathing on one or both sides of your nasal airways, a deviated septum can not only make breathing difficult, it can also make you feel unbalanced when you inhale. And during sleep, a deviated septum can make it difficult to sleep on your side.
What is a deviated septum?
A deviated septum is an abnormal curvature or “deviation” in the nasal septum. As shown above, when the septum is deviated it narrows one of the nasal airways and limits airflow.
The Max-Air Nose Cones are specifically suited to relieve the blocked, stuffy-nose feeling that is caused be a deviated septum.
Engineered, through extensive testing, Max-Air Nose Cones provide maximum deviated septum relief with superior comfort and fit.**
Max-Air Nose Cones not only maximize nasal airway relief, they are ultra-soft, simple-to-use and engineered for comfort and fit.
Made from specially selected FDA-certified medical material (latex-free and hypoallergenic), Max-Air Nose Cones are squeezie-soft, have side holes to make them lightweight for barely noticeable wear, yet are durable and resilient enough to bypass the nasal obstruction and allow maximum breathing relief.
THE PRIMARY SYMPTOM OF A DEVIATED SEPTUM IS DIFFICULTY INHALING THROUGH ONE NOSTRIL OR NASAL AIRWAY, WITH NO APPARENT NASAL CONGESTION.
A deviated septum can cause or complicate a whole host of nasal and sleep problems. In addition to difficulty inhaling through one nasal airway, other common symptoms are:
- feelings of permanent or frequent nasal stuffiness or congestion that does not clear with use of medications
- headaches (especially at night) when deviated septum breathing restrictions may impact your oxygen intake
- frequent colds or sinus infections
- difficulty breathing when sleeping on one side
- mouth-breathing dependency
- trouble using CPAP or an oral appliance
- or, general trouble breathing during sleep
With its immediate stenting action (you will feel the rush of airflow immediately and hear a clear difference when inhaling), the Max-Air Nose Cones hold the airway open, even when sleeping to one side or the other. Start breathing more easily so that you may get to sleep faster, anytime that you choose.
What can be done to relieve a deviated septum?
Depending on the severity of the deviation, surgery may helpful in correcting the deviation. An Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon) will perform a septoplasty to straighten the nasal septum.
If you choose not to have surgery, or you have a milder case of deviated septum, read more about why Max-Air Nose Cones are an option and how the “squeezie-soft” Max-Air Nose Cones offer a simple solution in deviated septum.
Super soft (like a contact lens), Max-Air Nose Cones bypass nasal obstruction from a deviated septum by gently stenting an open-air pathway around the deviated septum, so that you may inhale freely and deeply with your nose.
How can I tell if the new Max-Air Nose Cones will work for my deviated septum?
There is an easy way to tell if the Max-Air Nose Cones will work for you. It is called the “Cottle Maneuver”.
Simply block one nostril with your thumb. Then gently take hold of the other nostril and manually dilate it by gently pulling it open laterally towards the cheek. Inhale normally through the manually dilated nostril. Repeat maneuver with the other side.
Do you feel an improvement in airflow?
If there is a feeling of improvement on one or both sides the Max-Air Nose Cones may be just the solution that you seek.
If there is no improvement, chances are that your obstruction is more complicated and it is advised that you seek attention from an Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon. For more information visit the American Academy of Otolaryngology website.
How do the Max-Air Nose Cones work to relieve a deviated septum?
Nasal septal deviations can restrict airflow to one or both nostrils. The gentle pressure of Max-Air Nose Cones opens the deviated septum airway restriction, improves airflow and makes breathing easier, more symmetric and comfortable.
Often noses with a deviated septum have varying size nasal passages. The Cones are easy to customize for this issue. Simply purchase two sizes. Size one side according to the direction on our sizing guide, and then order a smaller size of the Max-Air Nose Cones for the problematic deviated septum side.
Some deviated septum noses only have a problem with airflow on one side of the airway, and so only need help in one nostril. The Max Air Nose Cones may be separated and worn individually to combat this very prevalent condition.