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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

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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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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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 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

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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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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 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?

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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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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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