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Sneezing Affecting Cartilage
Can coughing, sneezing or long-term constant sniffing due to sinus drainage and habit cause optic nerve damage in glaucoma?
Glaucoma causes: Usually, the activities of daily living like you describe are NOT factors in the cause of glaucoma or the progression,severity, or treatment decisions.... FYI Cosopt is a drug and often has side effects..Have you asked about having the SLT glaucoma laser to replace the drops. Keep us posted. Dr.Sibley ...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
Optic Nerve: I agree with dr melder. Just wanted to state that if you have any situation in which there is a concern of the optic nerve, please do not hesitate in investigating it! it is paramount that you receive proper ophthalmology (not optometry) evaluation including even ct and/or mri. The imaging study will tell you if the optic nerve is being affected by something that is pushing up against the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can deviated septum or minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip cause sinus pressure headaches? Left sinus about 60% blocked since minor bruise.
Sore/swelling in nose affecting facial symmetry, recurrent boils, major daily fatigue interfering with functioning.
Infection: Recurrent skin infections or boils in the nose may be due to staphylococcus colonizing this region and a course of effective antistaphylococcal antibiotic like dicloxacillin May be needed to permanently clear you of these recurrent infections. Infections of this area if the face are potentially very dangerous and must be taken seriously. ...Read more
Can severe deviated septum with bone spur projecting bet left middle and inf turb to contact the lateral wall cause chronic infections? sinus are ok.
Can lengthened costal cartilage (rib-cage cartilage) due to mechanical stress decrease in length after the stress is removed?
Do rib cartilages shrink
Difficult: 100% recovery is unlikely - they can make a substantial recovery on their own. May need reconstruction. ...Read more
6 months pharyngitis with occasional throat blood. PNS CT scan result Deviated nasal septum 'S' shaped with bony spur. what is the underlying problem ?
20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?
Can chronic maxillary sinus cause issues with the infraorbital nerve underneath? (mild lip, nostril, eye burning)
Yes: Yes. You should see an ENT surgeon ASAP to assess your problem. ...Read more
2w later pain in the coastal cartilage/false ribs area when pressed, laughing, coughing. What could this be?
Costochondritis: You probably have an inflammation in your rib called costochondritis. This will only occur on one side, is relieved by OTC pain medications, & usually goes away by itself. Did you have a recent viral infection, fall, injury or strain? These things can cause this condition. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Can chronic dehydration have something to do with cartilage damage, specifically triangular fibrocomplex cartilage? Tfcc degenerative tear.
Can facial nerve palsy affecting the left lips, left eye blinking, and vocal cord all arising from trauma of gunshot at the neck, ear , be corrected?
How do you distinguish if sneezing is from allergies or from common cold? mainly sneezing, no cough, itchy throat and nose, sinus pressure, congested
Allergies: All of the symptoms you describe sound allergic. If you develop a cough with mucus, a sore throat, and/or a low grade fever - that would be more like a cold. The best way to distinguish would be to see an ENT physician - the appearance inside the nose of an allergic patient is very unique. ...Read more