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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 more
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
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
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
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 more
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?
Damaged bones: A fractured nose may have a distorted shape, breathing through the nose may be difficult, nose may be bloody. Complete healing is doubtful. ...Read more
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
I have a pain in my nasal bone seemingly the cartilage and appears a bit swollen. What could be the possible causes and solution?
IS it only nose: Other than nose is there any other cartilage swollen painful like ear, near joints. If not, one of the common conditions than can happen in nose is a small pustule /furuncle, by staph, streptococcus gp. Ideal is apply some hot compresses. If pain doesn't go away in next 24-36 hours or if you see redness/more swelling talk to your doctor as may need abx. Multiple cartilage invol- r/o polychonriti. ...Read more
Only the left side of my nose hurts. Just the corner of it like the cartilage part, not the nasal cavity or any other part of my nose. I can feel that?
The front part of the nose there arr hairs and the area is exposed to trauma and infection, if the painful area is localized that is a good possibility, is the area is not localized it can be dryness and u can use nasal normal saline and for the pimple u can use over the counter anitbiotic
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Sore on the top of my nose that is like a hole from dropping something on it. Think it is on the nasal bone and not the cartilage. Can this be fixed?
Hole: IF you have a hole on top of your nose fro m truama you need to be seen. ...Read more
Bone: Fracture usually describes a break in the nasal bones. ...Read more
Either one: Trauma to the nose may break the nasal bones or the nasal cartilages. This can make the nose crooked or lead to nasal congestion or blockage. A nose surgeon should be able to assess the injuries ad advise how best to treat them. ...Read more
I have seen an ENT. Just wondering if trauma exposed cartilage in nostrils puts me at cancer risk. Nasal spray, blowing and picking caused trauma.
Yes but...: If the nose is broken it possibly would need to be reset to prevent problems with sinus issues later. Go see your pediatrician and he or she may refer you to an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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
How do you know if you break or have broken your nose (bone or cartilage)? What are the clues you break it? What are the clues you have broken it?
Swelling, deformity: Certainly there are obvious signs of injury in such cases, but the only way to definitively identify a fracture is with x-ray. See your doctor. ...Read more
Can't...: Sorry, but there is not a way to do this presently. ...Read more
Hyaline cartilage: Occurs in the tip of the nose. ...Read more
Exposed cartilage?: If this is the case, please seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more
Slight swelling of nose. Feels like extra cartilage in tip. Tip Softer/puffier than used to be. No other symptoms.?
Needed...How and When did you notice this "change"
Google "Body Dysmorphia"...just a thought.
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My friend rubbed her nose and she said her nose cartilage start hurting. She worries a lot about her nose. Then it was fine. Damaged? Recover on it own?
Aske her to be: Gentle with her nose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will smiling very wide, damage the nose or the nose cartilage? Could it hurt the nose or the nose cartilage?
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
Can nose cartilage calcify if a hematoma is left untreated in the cartilage, and if so how do you treat it?
I have a hole in my nose cartilage, painful and always bloody, was told it was sinusitis, but what caused the hole.
Not sinusitis: There are at least 3 reasons for a perforated nasal septum. And sinusitis is definitely not one of them. Previous surgery for a deviated septum, trauma and cocaine abuse would be the most common causes. Who told you that sinusitis could be a cause of a hole in the nasal cartilage? That is not true. ...Read more
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