I have had an uncorrected deviated septum for about forty years. Since my AN surgery and with substantial nasal allergy symptoms it has become unmanageable, therefore, I plan on surgical correction within the next year. My chronic sinus is due to pollen in summer and dust in winter.
As part of my AN surgery, the skin on the left side of my face was pulled tight and my deviated septum was slightly corrected. Since that time, six years post-op, my nose again points askew and the skin on the right side of my face droops more due to natural aging. I’m 65. Also I’ve developed some deep wrinkles on my chin and a little “turkey neck.”
I probably broke my nose when I was still in high school but it mended without medical treatment and did not look odd until several years after my AN surgery. I played a lot of contact sports and was street fighting but I’m not sure what happened, when.
In my case, my deviated septum along with nasal congestion results in mouth breathing while I sleep, snoring, sinus headaches, dry mouth and dry throat.
I cannot say for sure if this is the cause of your dry throat symptoms. I would talk to your ENT specialist about it.
BTW, Drs. Hirsch and Gardner were also my AN surgeons at UPMC. Dr. Hirsch has recommended I see another specialist at their Department of Otolaryngology for nasal surgery. I hope to be able to straighten my nose, face and wrinkles at the same time. Of course, most of the cost of cosmetic mending will not be covered by health insurance.
Cheers and good luck!