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Does Nasal Cartilage Heal Back To Its Original Form
Not necessarily: Cartiladge has a poor blood supply & depending where it is located can be disfiguring if traumatized. It is important to have it replace to as much of the original position as possible and be followed by a reputable ENT or plastic surgeon. Splinting is important. Sometimes a re-do is necessary or further surgery and splinting. Deformity may be expected but perhaps doesn't have to b permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Surgery vs props: In the nighttime, you can use nasal-opening strips or cones to keep the nostrils open but, for a permanent solution, you would need to consult with a facial plastic surgeon who can advise you. There are surgical procedures which can restore the structural integrity of the nose so that it won't collapse. ...Read more
I have exposed nasal cartilage from trauma: allergies, blowing, picking. Does this put me at cancer risk? Will it heal? i am not blowing or picking.
Unlikely: but you must stop picking. Try irrigating your nose with saline and clean the secretion out. ...Read more
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
Can broken cartilage on top of the nose heal itself? I have a divot on the top of my bulbous type nose that I was not born with. My dermatologist says is from years of rubbing my nose back and forth. He said to put Retina on my nose every night and to
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can nose septum heal on its own?What are the clues of a damaged or broken septum?Will it stop hurting until it healed?Is it like other nose cartilage?
Perforation: Nasal irritation or onfection will respond to therapy and medicine; however, large perforation may require surgicial correction. Get examined. ...Read more
How do I know if i damaged bones such as (lesser alar cartilage) nose, other body parts? What are the clues? Will it heals to 100 percent on its own?
What are the clues of a damged or broken nose (greater alar) cartilage? Will the pain hurt a lot and will we know? Other clues? Will it heal on it own?
Broken nose: Noses break in the bone (the nose is only half bone), between the bone and cartilage n and rarely in the cartilage (it's the most pliable). Regardless of what breaks it's the deformity that is left when the swelling goes down that matters. Broken noses can be reset better on day 5 without the swelling you know where the pieces belong. If you cannot breathe even on one side get get checked now. ...Read more
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