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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

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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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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I have a hole in my nose cartilage, painful and always bloody, was told it was sinusitis, but what caused the hole.

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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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?

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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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A qualified doctor in united arab emirates for nose surgery I have a defect in the nose cartilage with born makes breathing little bit uncomfortable?

A qualified doctor in united arab emirates for nose surgery I have a defect in the nose cartilage with born makes breathing little bit uncomfortable?

Try this: Contact a university medical school and see who is on their ENT faculty. Look to see who was trained in the United States or great britain and who does nasal surgery. That is your best bet. ...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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I have a painful purple bump the size of a very large pimple in my ear near the cartilage. What could this possibly be?

I have a painful purple bump the size of a very large pimple in my ear near the cartilage. What could this possibly be?

Painful=infection: It may have started a an obstructed pore/follicle now infected...skin discoloration and painful lesion may be indicative of MRSA cellulitis/abscess formation...get seen by doctor the may decide to open it drain it and culture the discharge to identify the bacteria...good luck ...Read more

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I have what feels like a pimple on the cartilage of my ear. It is red, very swollen, and painful to the touch. What can I do?

Sounds like: An abscess. It could progress to destroy the cartilage, which is easily damaged by infection. Get to a doctor in order to avoid any cartilage damae. ...Read more

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There's a small lump noticed months ago about 1/2way down side of neck under skin, not like a pimple. Can't tell if it's vein or cartilage. What is it?

Neither: A lump in neck is neither cartilage (which, in the neck, is always connected to bone) nor vein (which does not form lumps). The only way to diagnose what it is is to have a doctor feel it. ...Read more

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I've had a small round lump in my ear cartilage for maybe a year. Never had pierced ears and it's not a pimple nor is it painful. What could it be?

Pop it: I've had these before too. I think it's an ingrown hair. Pop it and see. There is such poor circulation there that any infection/pus would more likely come out of the skin then go into circulation. ...Read more

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I have a "pimple"on my ear cartilage and its red swollen and leaks fluid sometimes and now it has a scab. What is this? Is it a pimple?

Infection: This may be a pustule or an inflamed/infected cyst if the drainage appears to be pus. Either way, apply warm compresses and apply antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. See your physician if redness and drainage persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have had what originally seemed like a pimple on the side of my nose. It has been weeping for 2 months now. It scans up but bursts before healing. E?

I have had what originally seemed like a pimple on the side of my nose. It has been weeping for 2 months now. It scans up but bursts before healing. E?

See a doc: This is likely a skin infection, such as staph/ impetigo. It's persistence is concerning as it may represent a resistant bacteria (ie mrsa). If so, likely topical antibiotics will clear it up. Any persistent skin lesion in an exposed portion of skin should always be evaluated to exclude skin cancer as well. It should be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Nasal (Definition)

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