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Loose Cartilage In Nose
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Ask again with more info
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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
I use coke and I'm curious what the color will you see when you get close to cartilage in your nose?
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?
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 ›
Can constant pressure on the cartilage of one's nose over a extended period of time alter its shape permanently?
Yes: Yes, but you will not resolve a large bump by pressure! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Will smiling as wide as you could, damage the nose or the nose cartilage? Will it hurt it? What happen if it is a fake smile, the widest you could do?
Smiling: No, none of that will cause any "damage". Feel free to smile as much as you want. The happiness will spread! ...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
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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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
I accidentally hit my nose tip, squashed the front with my hand. Could this make the cartilage grow slightly bigger?
If your nose got hit, and it broke or got damaged, will it still have the same appearance, either the nose bone or the nose cartilage?
If it didn't move: If your nose was nondisplaced after the trauma it can heal with no cosmetic defect. ...Read more