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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

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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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 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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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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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 was pressing the triangular cartilage part of my nose tip with my fingernails to try and make it look sharper, now my nose seems longer. Would this have any lasting affect?

I was pressing the triangular cartilage part of my nose tip with my fingernails to try and make it look sharper, now my nose seems longer. Would this have any lasting affect?

No: Other than the first 3 months of life, it is unlikely that you can alter the cartilage shape other then those changes that occur with age (calcification, hardening, loss of support). ...Read more

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When I blow my nose, my nipples have a sharp pain. Why?

When I blow my nose, my nipples have a sharp pain. Why?

That's different: That is a symptom that I have not heard before. In over 25 years of being an ENT doctor no one has ever complained to me that their nipples bother them when they sneeze. The only thing that I can imagine is some type of a muscle spasm that occurs in your chest with a particularly violent sneeze leading to irritation. ...Read more

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Dumb q: why do I feel a sharp pain when water goes inside my nose?

Dumb q: why do I feel a sharp pain when water goes inside my nose?

Typical: Your sinuses do not tolerate water very much, and that makes them hurt. ...Read more

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I have a very sharp pain deep up in my nose on the left side and have had continuos headaches for months now. Could this be related?

I have a very sharp pain deep up in my nose on the left side and have had continuos headaches for months now. Could this be related?

Yes, it could: You really need to see an otolaryngologist, or at least a physician with a scope that can look up to see if there is something blocking the sinus passages and causing the headaches. Meanwhile you can TRY a mild decongestant nasal spray and warm compresses to try to encourage any drainage that could relieve the pressure if the headaches are sinus headaches. Good luck! ...Read more

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When it is cold outside, I can be out walking my dog, and get a sudden sharp pain in my nose. It goes away within seconds. Does anyone know what it is?

When it is cold outside, I can be out walking my dog, and get a sudden sharp pain in my nose. It goes away within seconds. Does anyone know what it is?

Vasospasm to cold: Acute, sort if allergic reaction to sudden cold causing vasospasm, last few seconds causing pain. I wouldn't worry as long as it only lasts few seconds anx only on cold exposure ...Read more

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What would cause a sharp pain in my head than follow by a nose bleeds has only happened 2 times in the last 6 months

What would cause a sharp pain in my head than follow by a nose bleeds has only happened 2 times in the last 6 months

Epistaxis: Epistaxis or bloody noses can be caused by a variety of things and is worth having it looked into by your primary care doctor or an ear, nose and throat doctor (otolaryngologist). Seeing that your nosebleeds follow a sharp headache, you should also be evaluated for high blood pressure since this can lead to nosebleeds that are difficult to stop.

In the meantime, here are a few nose bleed tips. If your nose starts to bleed, pinch the soft part of your nose below the bridge, not the bridge to stop the bleeding. Now keep pinching for 5 minutes. Set a timer or look at a watch because it will feel like forever. And no peeking! That will stop 95% of all nosebleeds. ...Read more

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I fell two days ago I am 36 and on my left side I have been in pain when I cough it hurts. I got allergies so if I blow my nose I get a sharp pain?

Otitis Media: Sharp pain in nose when blowing your nose may indicate an ear infection which may also cause inner ear imbalance. Antibiotic eardrops, oral and topical treatments are one possible solution. ...Read more

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Hello, what could cause sharp pain on top of my head (center)radiating to my nose and also a feeling of pressure? Currently being treated for h pylori

Hello, what could cause sharp pain on top of my head (center)radiating to my nose and also a feeling of pressure? Currently being treated for h pylori

StumpTheProfessor: I've been thinking about this so much that now I have a pain on the top of my head... radiating down to the structures beneath my"other"head! Sometimes something just can't be figured-out (like why my girlfriend just dumped me).The vertex of your head is innervated by the 2nd cranial nerve, the nose the 5th (nasociliary branch).It's hard to draw a connection. Sometimes this happens, why I don't know ...Read more

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Sharp pain deep inside nose and ongoing headaches for months along with weird feeling in head when I move my eyes. Possibly related?

Possibly: This may possibly be related. If you do not require referrals, I recommend that you start with ENT to see if you have a nasal infection or deep ethmoid sinus infection or something else... ...Read more

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I have these nose bleeds on the right nostril then after a sharp pain on my right lower back, my whole right side hurts like crazy?

I have these nose bleeds on the right nostril then after a sharp pain on my right lower back, my whole right side hurts like crazy?

Muscle spasm: The nose bleeds are likely from dry air created by your furnace. A cool mist humidifier in your room does wonders for nose and sinus membranes. Your back sounds like a muscle spasm. Get on the floor and do some stretches a few times a day. If no improvement after 10 days, see an inexpensive chiropractor. ...Read more

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Had sharp pain between eyebrows, currently getting over a cold. Still congestion In nose & fullness in ears etc. LWas pain from cold?

Most likely: Colds can affect any part of the lining of the throat and the nasal cavities. You might have had some effect on the sinuses in between your eyes which has caused the pain. If this does not go away with the cold, then see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with really bad sharp pain in the inner corner of my right eye, traveling down through the top of my nose. Nauseous.?

To be examined: Your pain may be the result of a sinus infection. This should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. Other cause of such a pain could be a local infection in the area of the discomfort ...Read more

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