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Can a toddler of 20 months break her nose?

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Dr. Mark Diamond answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Hard to Do ....: But yes . The nose is mostly softer cartilage, but it can happen with a sever enough injury.

Answered 11/17/2011

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Dr. Gregory Liptak answered

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.

Answered 5/14/2015

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