I was training about 4-5 months back when I suffered an injury to my nose as someone accidentally stomped on my nose from the right side to the left. Since then I cannot remember being able to breathe through my nose although it has often been the general idea that is due to my asthma which seems like nonsense. My nose isn't crooked in any obvious way.
Have I Damaged my Nose After This Injury?
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Nasal Trauma and Breathing Difficulties
If the nose looks the same, the possible cause of breathing problems may be the septum. Usually, this produces unilateral breathing difficulties. An exam will be necessary to determine if surgery is needed. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Unable to breath through nose after injury
It is possibly that you've injured the septum. Given this possibility, I highly suggest you see an ENT or plastic surgeon who can examine your nose with a speculum. If you do, indeed, have a deviation, they'll be able to outline your options for treatment.
Have I damaged my nose after this injury?
Hello, and very sorry to hear about your accident. It is possible that the trauma you experienced resulted in an issue which has impaired your breathing. You may have a deviated septum without noticing. I would recommend an in-person consult with an experienced and board certified rhinoplasty specialist. He/she will be able to assess your nose in person and determine whether or not there is a problem that needs to be fixed. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
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Damaged nose after injury
Nasal trauma and fracture the external portion of the nose, or the internal portion of the nose. In this case it sounds as though the internal portion was fractured creating a deviated nasal septum. A septoplasty would need to be performed to straighten the internal portion of the nose to improve airflow dynamics. This will not change the external shape of the nose. Nasal airflow restriction is not created by asthma. A septoplasty is performed for medical necessity and is not considered cosmetic.
Nose Damage after Trauma
From what you describe, it sounds like there may be internal damage to the anatomy of your nose that is restricting the airflow through your nose. I would recommend that you consult with a facial plastic surgeon who can thoroughly evaluate the inside and outside of your nose to determine how to improve your situation.
Nasal Trauma And Trouble Breathing
It is very likely you have suffered some type of trauma to the interior of your nose that may need surgical attention. I would recommend a thorough evaluation by a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has otolaryngology (ENT) background training.
Certainly after trauma you could have possibly sustained a septal injury or upper lateral cartilage injury. It is best to be seen in person to be properly evaluated.
Damage Nose after Injury?
Given that you have had specific nasal trauma and a temporally related change in your breathing “pattern”, you will be best off seeking in person consultation with a board-certified Plastic or Facial Plastic Surgeon. Direct physical examination will be necessary to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and/or treatment recommendations.
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