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The thin wall between the nostrils is made of cartilage and bone and is called the septum. When this is off-center or crooked, it is called a deviated septum. A deviated septum may be present at birth, may become crooked during growth, or may be caused by injury to the injury and face. Nasal bones are the most commonly fractured bones in the face, and fractured nasal bones are a leading cause of an asymmetric nose. Neglected or partially reduced nasal fractures usually result in a crooked nose associated with surface depressions and irregularities. These patients often present without prior medical attention, and many recount a history of progressive nasal changes following a treatment.
HOW IS CROOKED NOSE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition is usually done by the Ear Throat Nose or ENT specialist who will conduct a physical examination with the help of a flash light before carrying out other imaging tests.
HOW IS CROOKED NOSE TREATED?
The treatment for the crooked nose is done by a cosmetologist to improve the appearance of the nose and increase the self-esteem of the patient. The primary method of treating the crooked nose is surgery done by a surgeon or a rhinoplasty to enhance the shape of the nose. The patient may be advised with some medicines along with the surgery to ease the pain and aid quick recovery.
DID YOU KNOW?
In milder cases of crooked nose simple exercises and injections can help reshape the nose. The muscles that are too strong on one side and too weak on the other. These muscles have to be treated with ""equalization exercises"" to correct them. It is a bit like weightlifting / resistance training for the nose.