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Does using cocaine change the shape of your nose?

Does using cocaine change the shape of your nose?

Yes: Chronic Cocaine use eats away at your septum which can cause complete collapse of the nose. Not a pleasant look! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Can your nose change shape from cocaine use?

Can your nose change shape from cocaine use?

Yes: Cocaine use can result in death of of tissue (septal necrosis) with consequent undesirable change in nasal appearance. Some mechanisms might include reduced blood flow and/or unchecked infection. Cocaine use is associated with a variety of undesirable general medical and psychological adverse effects. ...Read more

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Will my my nose shape fix itself after cocaine?

Will my my nose shape fix itself after cocaine?

Possibly: If you have had nasal septal perforation from chronic Cocaine use, you may need to see a specialist in plastic or ENT surgery for an evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Could cocaine make your nose bigger?

Could cocaine make your nose bigger?

No: But if it causes inflammation, that could cause some temporary swelling inside the nose. If people snort cocaine intranasally, it can cause damage to the nasal septum, the cartilage between the two nostrils, and in severe cases, a hole can form and ultimately the nose can collapse, which can have the appearance of a larger flattened nose (called a 'saddle nose deformity). ...Read more

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Why do people snort cocaine through the nose?

Cocaine: This is done to get a more rapid onset and a "better high". ...Read more

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Does past cocaine lead to irreversible nose damage?

Does past cocaine lead to irreversible nose damage?

Cocaine: This really depends on what the damage was. Perforations are permanent (they can be surgically covered-but if you are a Cocaine user it is unlikely that you will find a surgeon to help you). ...Read more

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How do you know if your nose is damaged by cocaine?

It doesn't work as: Well. Cocaine use can lead to nosebleeds, loss of sense of smell, rhinitis, sinusitis, nasal ulcers, perforation of the nasal septum, degradation of septal cartilage to the point that it is destroyed and nose deformities (saddle nose). ...Read more

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My friend did cocaine on two separate occasions two years ago and was wondering if she had could have caused permanent damage to her nose?

My friend did cocaine on two separate occasions two years ago and was wondering if she had could have caused permanent damage to her nose?

Unlikely: Usual damage caused by chronic Cocaine use is a septal perforation. This is usually manifested by either frequent nose bleeds or feeling of nasal stuffiness. I don't think it is likely that two occasions of sniffing Cocaine would produce such permanent damage. ...Read more

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Will a hole in my nose from cocaine heal?

No: You will need surgical repair to close the hole. Seek an evaluation by an ear/nose/throat (ENT) specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Does past cocaine use lead to irreversible nose damage?

Does past cocaine use lead to irreversible nose damage?

Damage Is Possible: Cocaine users often snort powdered Cocaine up their nostrils so that the drug can be quickly absorbed by fine capillaries which line the nasal passages. Cocaine is toxic to the tissue, but it also acts as an anesthetic agent so the user does not feel the tissue damage. Chronic use can destroy the mucosa as well as erode the nasal septum. The mucosa can regenerate but not the nasal cartilage. ...Read more

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What to do if I was having some cocaine with my homies then ma nose collapsed! What's happened?

Cocaine: Cocaine snorting can cause nasal septal performation.
Can cause breathing difficulty and can also increase risk of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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I snorted cocaine four hours ago and now my nose kind of hurts and its bleading, but not gushing. Just a little. Should be worried?

I snorted cocaine four hours ago and now my nose kind of hurts and its bleading, but not gushing. Just a little. Should be worried?

Not too much.: If you use frequently, this could be a very bad sign of impending nasal septal perforation. If just a one time event, hold pressure x 5 minutes to treat mucosal irritation. ...Read more

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I have used cocaine for sometime then after by nose is blocked from one side sometime it gat better and sometime it bolcks tell me cure?

See below: Don't use cocaine. The rebound congestion will resolve in a week. There is no cure if you continue to use cocaine. ...Read more

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Hello will mephedrone its like cocaine make my nose have a hole over time? And will it effect my life badly I have been using 4 years now.

Hello will mephedrone its like cocaine make my nose have a hole over time? And will it effect my life badly I have been using 4 years now.

No it will not but: It will not cause a hole in your nostril septum which can be caused by Coccain because of its local anesthetic properties
But Mephedrone is very addictive and can cause nose bleed and nose burn
I will advice you to seek help to stop it's use as long term effects can be bad
That is my advice to you ...Read more

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How do cocaine users get hole in nose?

How do cocaine users get hole in nose?

Vasoconstriction: Cocaine constricts the blood supply and over time tissue dies from lack of blood and thus a hole develops. ...Read more

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Could snorting cocaine make your nose bleed?

Yes, as you have: Probably found out. It can do so much damage, that the wal between the nostrils (the nasal septum) can deteriorate and get a large hole, and ultimately be completely destroyed, causing the nose to collapse. And that isn't the worst thing that Cocaine does - it takes over your life, bankrupts you, gets you arrested, and causes heart attacks, strokes, depression and psychosis. QUIT NOW. GET HELP. ...Read more

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I snorted cocaine for the first time yesterday and since my nose has been bleeding not bad just enough to when I blow my nose or put tissue be worried?

Oh boy: I feel like my mother, but here it goes... Don't snort cocaine. It's bad for you. (not to mention, it's illegal). The nosebleed is a common side effect, and can progress to destruction of the septum over time with repeated use. More importantly, Cocaine has a high risk of cardiac effects, including heart attacks at a young age. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for a cocaine user to show brain and nose tissue damage?

Many variables: Injury to the nasal passages from 'snorthing' will depend on frequency of use, with what the Cocaine was cut and the health of the tissue in the nose. The irritation and erosion is visible.
The brain effect is not visible and totally unpredictable. Amount and time of exposure are the critical factors that turn off the brain factory that makes dopamine. Once closed we do not know how to restart. ...Read more

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.Sometimes I use cocaine to release from the stress or when im in party. After I get I have nose bleeding. Is something serious?

Yes: Cocaine usage can cause serious problem. Nose bleed is a minor problem if it is very little but it can turn into a major problem since Cocaine can cause hole in your nasal septum. Also it doesn't matter it is your first time or you have been using for a while, Cocaine can cause heart problem like heart attack. ...Read more

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If you use cocaine and blow your nose because you feel clogged and or twist up a tissue and stick it in your nostrils. Does it rip or damage nose?

Cocaine: If you abuse cocaine and have congested nasal tissues - plugging it with tissue will not improve that condition. The important thing is that Cocaine can have many deleterious effects on the body. It is an unhealthy habit that needs to stop to restore your health. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if you have been using cocaine by looking inside your nose?

Doctors and Drug use: They may be very suspicious but would have other explanations. A good physician would feel free to ask if this is suspected. It is so much better not to lie about this. Especially to your physician.

Medicine is not perfect, but addiction is a disease and your drug use, if it comes up, should be dealt with in a non-judgemental and respectful manner. ...Read more

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What can I do about a hole in nose/septum from previous cocaine use?

What can I do about a hole in nose/septum from previous cocaine use?

Perforated septum: The options for treating a perforated septum are wearing a septal button to block the hole or to undergo surgical repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Affects of binge cocaine use (snorting) 2-3x a week over the period of a year on the body/nose And ways to repair/ get healty after quitting for good.

Affects of binge cocaine use (snorting) 2-3x a week over the period of a year on the body/nose And ways to repair/ get healty after quitting for good.

Congratuations: On quitting for good. If your nasal passages have been damaged please see an ear nose and throat doctor. Your family doc can refer you to one. How is your nutrition and exercise? Think holistically. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have damaged my nose from cocaine use. When looked inside it appears to be burned. Whitish green patches along septum to deep inside used polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)?

I have damaged my nose from cocaine use. When looked inside it appears to be burned. Whitish green patches along septum to deep inside used polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)?

Need examination: The body's very resilient. First & most importantly...tell me about your intention on doing any more damage to your nose if you get this one fixed? There may be nose transplants available by plastic surgeons these days but do you really want to go that route? Your ulceration problem may need more aggressive treatment strategies. Also, you may further damage things if you self treat. See your DOC! ...Read more

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Pressure in head during cocaine usage?

Headache: During or following cocaine use is a common problem. The best resolution is to stop cocaine use. It is so dangerous. I am not sure what your question is. If there is a specific question - please resubmit & be clear about what you would like to know. ...Read more

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Cocaine use visible in nasal passages for how long?

Immediately absorbed: However, long-term use can lead to the eating away of the mucous membrane and the cartilage of your nasal septum, the wall that separates the two chambers of your nose. That then lasts a very long time unless corrected. ...Read more

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What happens if a single nasal cocaine dose is snorted how long will the metabolites and cocaine be detectable in the urine?

Answered before...: These types of questions pop here several times per week. We are not here to help you pass drug tests. This is an ethical site. We can recommend that you find help for your addiction, mutual support in Narcotics Anonymous has been life-saving for many people. You should also seek out a counselor with experience in addictions. Wish you the best. ...Read more