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Can a toddler of 20 months break her nose?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hard to Do ....: But yes . The nose is mostly softer cartilage, but it can happen with a sever enough injury.
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Dr. Gregory Liptak
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: The nose of a baby is all cartilage with no bone. The bone develops over time. During that development the nose is more vulnerable to trauma. Also, fractured cartilage does not heal well. As a result, increasing or recurrent deviations may occur after a fracture as the child grows.
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Last updated May 14, 2015
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