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Nasal Cartilage Growth
Difficult: 100% recovery is unlikely - they can make a substantial recovery on their own. May need reconstruction. ...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
Pansinusitis- 2 mucous retention in floor of left maxillary atrum (CT). Nasal septum midline with minimal bowing convex to left. Middle turbinates show a concha bullosa- bullosic inflammation. Is surgery required?
My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?
Will smiling very wide, damage the nose or the nose cartilage? Could it hurt the nose or the nose cartilage?
Almost always: Septal perforations almost always get worse over time, and can eventually result in a "saddle nose" were the outside of the nose, the ridge, collapses like a saddle. ...Read more
Deviated nasal septum with adhesion inferior turbinate at right side.Eustachiantube dyesfunction, is turbinate reduction only useful or with septoplas?
Turbinate Reduction: Hello. The answer to your question depends on your intranasal anatomy. If your septum is surgically corrected, then your turbinates may need attention because the altered septal anatomy may create a new problem with enlarged turbinates. I address both at the time of surgery. Review these questions with your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
No: In a normal middle ear the amount of drainage is so small that it can not even be measured. A deviated septum is neither related to or in any way involved with middle ear mucus. Even in the presence of a middle ear infection, the mucus could conceivably drain into the nasophyarynx (back of the nose) the bony septum does not go back that far. In short, the septum is not related to ear mucus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ENT saw a spur in septum. Is this a bone spur like arthritis? Had pituitary surgery thru nose in 2007. Could healing process cause septal spur?
Bone or cartilage: The nasal septum is comprised of cartilage anteriorly and bone posteriorly. Although it is a midline structure, it is rarely perfectly straight. It can be deviated due to: Injury, surgery, trauma or congenitally. If symptomatic (ie nasal obstruction) the treatments include breathe rite strips, various medications (oral and topical) or surgery. ...Read more
6 months pharyngitis with occasional throat blood. PNS CT scan result Deviated nasal septum 'S' shaped with bony spur. what is the underlying problem ?
Nasal Polyps: The nasal choncha or turbinates are normal anatomic structures that swell up and down with allergies, viruses and infections and are sometimes mistaken for polyps wich are abmormal growths in suseptible peple with severe infecitons or allergies. Sometimes warts or tumors and be present. See an ENT dod for answers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?
Can a nasal steroid spray + antihistamine reduce nasopharynx swelling and thick mucus plugged in the area? No surgery needed, ENT says its pollution!
Possibly: Using these medications together are an excellent measure to treat nasal allergies that can cause excess mucus production, nasal plugging, congestion, etc.. ...Read more
Doubt: Cissus Quadrangularis is a succulent vine from Africa and Asia used in traditional African and Ayurvedic medicine. Used to heal broken bones and injured ligaments and tendons. Some research suggests it has antioxidant, analgesic and anti inflammatory properties. More research needs to be done. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 good luck ...Read more
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
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
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.
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
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
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. ?
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