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How do you know if you broke, damaged or loose your nose cartilage? What are the clues?

How do you know if you broke, damaged or loose your nose cartilage? What are the clues?

Cartilage: The damaged cartilage part of the nose would be swollen and deformed. An xray would be needed to see if the bony part of the nose is fractured. ...Read more

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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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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Does nasal cartilage heal back to its original form?

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

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Please tell me what can I do about nasal cartilage collapsing?

Please tell me what can I do about nasal cartilage collapsing?

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

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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?

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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How is swollen nose cartilage treated?

How is swollen nose cartilage treated?

Cause?: Depends on the cause. Trauma - ice, head elevation, OTC meds. Infection - antibiotics. Tumor - excision.
See facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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

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?

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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I use coke and I'm curious what the color will you see when you get close to cartilage in your nose?

Cocaine use: Stop using coke. Cartilage is white, and by the time you see that, perforation is imminent. ...Read more

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What is the difference if you got hit on the nose, anyplace. How do you know if the bone or cartilage is broken or is it the nerves that is hurting?

What is the difference if you got hit on the nose, anyplace. How do you know if the bone or cartilage is broken or is it the nerves that is hurting?

Broken Nose: If the nose is hit/struck, a broken nose usually causes black eyes.
A broken nose is essentially not painful.
A very painful nose might be due to a localized staph infection and needs treatment. ...Read more

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Can damaged nose cartilage be reshaped without surgery?

Can damaged nose cartilage be reshaped without surgery?

Unlikely: Unless it is immediately after an injury, the cartilage is usually attached to other tissues and unable to be molded. ...Read more

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How long will a damaged or broken nose (greater alar) or any other cartilage hurt? Until it healed? Until it healed by itself?

How long will a damaged or broken nose (greater alar) or any other cartilage hurt? Until it healed? Until it healed by itself?

Stage 1 of healing: Pain is a signal from the injured body part to the brain. The message is - I am hurt, take it easy on me. There are lots of nerve endings on the face, so broken nose is extra painful. During the first stage of healing, there is swelling, redness, inflammation - usually lots of pain. After that, pain gets less and less, unless new injury happens. Keep away from the nose, pain will get better. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have a flat nose because you have not a lot of cartilage on your nose bridge can you change it without having surgery?

Can you tell me if you have a flat nose because you have not a lot of cartilage on your nose bridge can you change it without having surgery?

Nose: Yes I can answer. Answer is No. Well unless you have someone break your nose and it will be a lot flatter. ...Read more

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If I move nose, the cartilage area makes click/popping noises. No pain. Some minor congestion. Recently had a small impact to nose. What to do?

If I move nose, the cartilage area makes click/popping noises. No pain. Some minor congestion. Recently had a small impact to nose. What to do?

Leave it alone: Recent injury may have caused some of the cartilages/tissues there to come loose. Thus some clicking may be observed with movement. If it is no pain, no need to treat. Just leave it alone for awhile to allow complete healing which should resolve the clicking.
If in doubt, consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My nose got hit on the right side. I heard a 'pop' sound, but there is no pain. Does the 'pop' sound mean the nose cartilage is ripped or damaged?

My nose got hit on the right side. I heard a 'pop' sound, but there is no pain. Does the 'pop' sound mean the nose cartilage is ripped or damaged?

Could be: Could be a fracture of bone or cartilage. If it looks the same, no trouble bleeding or pain, you don't need treatment. If not sure, see an ENT doc. ...Read more

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I have sores on the cartilage in my nose. Sometimes there's no pain but there's always hard tissue (bumps) that I can't remove, which are white. Ideas?

I have sores on the cartilage in my nose. Sometimes there's no pain but there's always hard tissue (bumps) that I can't remove, which are white. Ideas?

Vestibulitis: Can be associated with a dry nose, picking at the area, or using q-tips inside the nose. You can get a low grade bacterial colonization of the hairs inside the nasal skin (vestibule). This creates a chronic irritation, crustiness, and sometimes clear discharge with occasional blood in it. See an ENT for treatment, usually ointments and antibiotics. However, other problems need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Foliculitis/ pimple: 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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Why do some of my piercings smell? My nose, ears, and cartilage.

Infection: You should not pierce cartilage. The ear lobe has none as is generally safe. Putting a piercing through cartilage increases the risk of infection. Take it out and it will likely resolve. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

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Would Leishmaniasis destroy cartilage of the nose and/or thyroid?

Nose: It may go to the nasal cartilage and you should have it checked out with an ENT. Any area of the body is possible. ...Read more

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How long does a broken nose bone or cartilage hurt?

Usually for1-3 weeks: Usually the pain lasts for one to three weeks from an injury to the nose with broken bone. But, sometimes the pain may persist for even longer periods. ...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 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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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more