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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Lump inside nostril, scabs inside of nostril, painful, what could this be?

Lump inside nostril, scabs inside of nostril, painful, what could this be?

Scabs in nostril: It could be a localized infection like folliculitis around a hair follicle. A little antibacterial ointment for a few days may help resolve it. If it persists have your nose evaluated. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause a hole inside the nose on septum?

Can GERD cause a hole inside the nose  on septum?

No: Gerd is a reflux of stomach acid up into the bottom of the esophagus. You can have sore throat, bad breath, throat fullness from laryngopharyngeal reflux. You shouldn't be getting reflux all the way up into your nose from gerd. If you have a hole in the septum, it is likely from something other than gerd. ...Read more

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After rubbing my nose alot, skin on upper nose feels slightly swollen(not noticeable by looking). Some tenderness, but bone feels stable. Nose broken?

After rubbing my nose alot, skin on upper nose feels slightly swollen(not noticeable by looking). Some tenderness, but bone feels stable. Nose broken?

Skin irritation: Rubbing one's nose should not cause a fracture (broken nose). It usually requires a fairly hard hit on the nose or nasal bridge to cause a fracture. What you are describing sounds like skin irritation and some minimal trauma from the rubbing. It may also be due to whatever is causing you to rub your nose so much. ...Read more

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Are the nostril parts of your nose (the part people get a nose piercing on. not the septum) considered soft tissue or cartilage or what?

Are the nostril parts of your nose (the part people get a nose piercing on. not the septum) considered soft tissue or cartilage or what?

Ala, septum: The lateral part of the nose that get pierced is the ala - pierce is through soft tissue not cartilage. Septum is in between nostrils, also pierce soft tissue not cartilage You may want to see a facial plastic surgeon for sterile piercings. ...Read more

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Can cauliflower ear from cartilage piercing?

Can cauliflower ear from cartilage piercing?

Yes, it's possible: Cartilagenous piercings are risky business. Cauliflower ear can result from auricular hematoma or perichondritis. ...Read more

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Broken vs bruised nose? I fell into an object last nite. Nose /swollen / painful to touch. Inner eyes are bruised. Small knot on nose

Broken vs bruised nose? I fell into an object last nite. Nose /swollen / painful to touch. Inner eyes are bruised.  Small knot on nose

May need Xray & exam: The more important thing is that you are checked for injuries such as an orbital fracture and for a septal hematoma. A nasal bone fracture is probably not itself very important. But fractures of the orbit can cause problems with eye movement, and septal hematomas can lead to a septal perforation which may cause a persistent sensation of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Ear yanked hard 10/8.Tender bump at post opening to canal is like broken nose septum would jut into nostril.Ache.Ear lift yields old canal shape. Do?

Ear yanked hard 10/8.Tender bump at post opening to canal is like broken nose septum would  jut into nostril.Ache.Ear lift yields old canal shape. Do?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose only on left nostril causing headache & pain near brow bone. Also Pain inside left nostril. No runny nose. Almost 2weeks already. Cancer?

Stuffy nose only on left nostril causing headache & pain near brow bone. Also Pain inside left nostril. No runny nose. Almost 2weeks already. Cancer?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that you have cancer in the nose. You may have a deviated nasal septum that, in addition to some other trigger, is causing the symptoms. It would be prudent to consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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The tip of my nose is really tender, warm, and slightly swollen. it's Hard like there is extra cartilage growing. my nose looks huge. septum, lat.crus?

The tip of my nose is really tender, warm, and slightly swollen. it's Hard like there is extra cartilage growing. my nose looks huge. septum, lat.crus?

Tender nose: you may have an infection. You are likely a very young minor since no age is disclosed. Please bring your concerns to the attention of your parents or doctor.. ...Read more

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Suck air and nasty fluid thru tiny hole on hard palate in ridges behind front teeth even when pinning my nose shut.What can it be?can't suck sometimes

Suck air and nasty fluid thru tiny hole on hard palate in ridges behind front teeth even when pinning my nose shut.What can it be?can't suck sometimes

Consult with us: If you can send us a photo of the location or consult with us, it is likely the opening from the nose passage that everyone has in their nose. You could have an infection or abscess in that area. See MD if you cannot consult with us for help. ...Read more

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Skin tags inside nose?

Skin tags inside nose?

Skin tags: Not usually. But sometimes a person can have filliform warts inside their nose. See your doctor or a dermatologist to check them out. ...Read more

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What does soft tissue densities in mastoid air cells, middle ear cavity, and sphenoid sinus mean?

What does soft tissue densities in mastoid air cells, middle ear cavity, and sphenoid sinus mean?

Nasal Sinus X-rays : The densities are either an active infection in the sinuses or most likely residual chronic inflammation from previous infections. The findings do not sound serious unless severe acute pain and fever is present. The best option is to review the radiographic evaluation with the ordering physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Small lump behind my ear below new cartilage piercing?

Small lump behind my ear below new cartilage piercing?

First question is: possible infection or scar tissue, see doctor to diagnose and treat, until appointment apply topical antibiotic ointment twice a day ...Read more

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Mucus in throat, stuffed nose, itchy inner ears, and puffy eye bags, what is this?

Mucus in throat, stuffed nose, itchy inner ears, and puffy eye bags, what is this?

Allergies: Sounds like allergies, something you are in contact with or possibly the environment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a fluid filed cyst on inside of cartilage in nose near tip of nose? Over the years the cyst has grown and weeps at times.

Is it possible to have a fluid filed cyst on inside of cartilage in nose near tip of nose? Over the years the cyst has grown and weeps at times.

Get it checked out!: It may be a simple cyst, but if this is growing over time you need to be sure its not something more serious. Please be sure to get it checked. This is one of those things that really need to be looked at. ...Read more

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If i get hit in the nose after rhinoplasty will the cartilage shift?

If i get hit in the nose after rhinoplasty will the cartilage shift?

Maybe: Early on your nose is healing and you should avoid trauma to your nose-- ideally for at least 6 months. Any trauma to the nose can create a visible asymmetry to the nose. ...Read more

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I have a indent inside my nose on the cartilage if there is a scab over it will it get better or worse I use a lot of nose spray i'm scared its hole?

Don't worry: There is little cause for alarm. The key is to leave it alone, don't fuss with it, pick at it, or put anything into your nose, and it will likely be fine. Stay away from nasal decongestant sprays (and especially do not snort Cocaine or other drugs). See an ear nose and throat specialist if pain or bleeding occur. ...Read more

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Will exposed cartilage in the nostrils heal over time? It's from nasal spray use and trauma from blowing/picking. Using olive oil In nose. Will iheal

Will exposed cartilage in the nostrils heal over time? It's from nasal spray use and trauma from blowing/picking. Using olive oil In nose. Will iheal

Usually: but only if you leave it alone. Any infection should also be treated. Be sure to aim your nasal sprays towards the side and not the middle of the nose. ...Read more

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A qualified doctor in united arab emirates for nose surgery I have a defect in the nose cartilage with born makes breathing little bit uncomfortable?

Try this: Contact a university medical school and see who is on their ENT faculty. Look to see who was trained in the United States or great britain and who does nasal surgery. That is your best bet. ...Read more

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What could cause the cartilage in my nose to swell and hurt?

Many causes: Trauma (punch to the face, etc), cellulitis (infection of the skin), cartilage inflammation (autoimmune chondritis). There are more i'm sure but those are the most likely. Get it looked at by a doctor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have cartilage coming out of my nose?

How  dangerous is it to have cartilage coming out of my nose?

Exposed cartilage?: If this is the case, please seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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Slight swelling of nose. Feels like extra cartilage in tip. Tip Softer/puffier than used to be. No other symptoms. ?

Slight swelling of nose. Feels like extra cartilage in tip. Tip Softer/puffier than used to be. No other symptoms. ?

More info: needed...How and When did you notice this "change" Google "Body Dysmorphia"...just a thought. Ask again with more info Dr Z ...Read more

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Does nose (cartilage) heal on its own?

It will heal: Nose cartilage does heal on it's own. This is great if your nose is straight but if your nose has been broken then the bones may make the softer cartilage take an abnormal shape and then your nose may heal in that abnormal shape. So if you have any injuries to your nose i would see an ENT and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Which cartilage is more breakable, ear' s or nose's?

Nose: The nasal cartilage is more fragile, due to being thinner, its shape, and its location. ...Read more

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Supposing you keep pushing on the tip of your nose really hard. Will the cartilage break and will the tip be lifted a little?

Supposing you keep pushing on the tip of your nose really hard. Will the cartilage break and will the tip be lifted a little?

NO - STOP!: If you are thinking of trying do-it-yourself Plastic Surgery on your nose, I strongly advise against it! Your current idea is much more likely to cause bleeding, pain, swelling, and deformity at the end or bridge of your nose, not the lift you are hoping for. Plastic Surgeons spend close to 20 years in college, medical school and residency training - don't ruin your face and spend $$ to fix it. ...Read more

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How could i know my nose cartilage is damaged?

Nasal cartilage: If the appearance of your nose bothers you, you can have it evaluated by a board certified surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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