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Descriptive term: The "saddle nose" is a descriptive term used to describe a nose with a sunken bridge.It can be part of the variability of genetic endowment or result from destruction of the nasal cartilage by disease. Prior to penicillin (which reduced the issue), it was one of the features of infants born with congenital syphilis. ...Read more
Rhinoplasty?: You may decide to consult with a plastic surgeon for repair of the nose with cartilage, bone or a synthetic implant. For additional information- There are medical conditions that can be a cause of saddle nose including polychondritis, cocaine abuse, and wegners granulomatosis. ...Read more
During a septoplasty, do doctor's sometimes leave only 5 mm or less of a dorsal strut to correct a deviated section? I have saddle nose now.
Runaway running: Nose for how long? A cold usually lasts 7-10 days, but can last as long as 14 days. If your nose has been runny for longer, then could be sinus infection, allergies or non-allergic runny nose. Talk with your doc about the right problem and the right treatment for you. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anatomy: Regardless of the reason (cold, allergies, etc), the reason your nose gets stuffy is that there is inflammation in the lining of the your nose, which then gets thicker than when there is no inflammation. The main component is from a structure called the inferior turbinates - these get enlarged, engorged with blood and thickened when there is inflammation ---> stuffy :). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nose trauma: If the nose was straight before, then became crooked after injury, then it was broken. You can't bend the nasal bones ! note-- this needs immediate evaluation by ent. If surgery is needed then it needs to be done within a couple of weeks. Otherwise, the nose will heal crooked and require more complex later surgery to repair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I didn't know how to calm down today. I worried irrationally and cried uncontrollably until my nose bled. This has never occurred before. ?
I think I may have broken my nose today. I got hit by a hard thrown flying basketball. What should I do for it. ?
Broken nose: Put an ice pack on it while protecting your skin with a washcloth or towel 15 minutes on 1/2-1 hour off to decrease pain and swelling. Stay away from contact sports and other activities that could lead to reinjury. May want to consult ENT, especially if the injury has affected breathing passages significantly. Plastic surgery consult later for cosmetic change is also a suggestion. ...Read more
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