Nose: air passage blocked from broken nose. (photo)
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Best of luck!
Sincerely, James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Treatment for a broken nose
Nasal obstruction after trauma
Hello CarrieB26! - I would definitely recommend that you see a board certified facial plastic surgeon to be evaluated. There can be multiple reasons why you cannot breathe through the right side of your nose - deviated nasal septum,collapse of your nasal valve... It's better to know than not know. Best of luck!
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Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Breathing difficulty following a broken nose
Hello and thanks for the question.
There are several reasons you may be experiencing breathing difficulties following your nasal trauma - swelling, a deviated septum, a nasal bone fracture with displacement, and others. I suggest following up with a plastic surgeon or ENT surgeon for further evaluation to determine the exact cause and treatment plan of your condition.
Glenn Vallecillos, MD, FACS
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