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Nose Cartilage Infection Symptoms
I have very painful nose cartilage and my upper teeth hurt, mild pressure in my ears and mild transient blurred vision. No fever/swelling. Infection?
Possibly: Could also be Neurologic. See your Dentist to rule out Dental infections/fractures/grinding-clenching. See your physician to evaluate sinus/nose/ears. Don't be surprised if Dentist and Physicisn refer you for specialty consultations. Blurred vision must be evaluated. ...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
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
Why does my nose cartilage hurt (the bottom of the bone)? I have pressed it, did I accidentally damage (busied it) but I did not press it so hard?
Hard to damage: Cartilage, since it's a bit more forgiving than bone. The base of the bone is what's connected to the skull, and you are probably alright, just experiencing some inflammation, and swelling from the bruise. If it continues, have it checked by your pcp, so you can manage the pain. Meanwhile, if it's acute, ice packs help decompress inflammation and pain. ...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?
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 cartilage calcify if a hematoma is left untreated in the cartilage, and if so how do you treat it?
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
I crack my nose cartilage like some people crack their knuckles. Is it bad? What damage can it do?
Bad idea: You could conceivably dislocate your nose (requiring that it be fractured and set), and at any rate you might cause inflammation of cartilage that could be very unpleasant. Even the sound of knuckle cracking freaks some people out. If they saw (and heard) you cracking your nose you might get punched in it! ...Read more
Doctor when I'm 5 years I was dropped and my nose cartilage is broken and now my nose is cross. So can I have it straight?
ENT evaluation: If you have a deviated septum or breathing issues related to the injury, a consult with an Ears, Nose, Throat specialist may be warranted. ...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
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 ›
What will happen if biting down on your upper lip, making the nose (cartilage) go down? Will the cartilage be damaged? If so what are the clues?
How much will a broken nose bone or nose cartilage hurt? How much will the nerves on the nose bone and cartilage hurt? Which one is more painful?
It is painful: Fracturing the bone is more painful than fracturing the cartilage. Whether it's due to trauma or nasal surgery, you would be given pain medication that you would take for 4-5 days, on average, to make you more comfortable. You would also have a lot of swelling, so ice and elevation of the head will help as well. A soft diet will be necessary for one week. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more