The crooked nose is characterized by a typical bump at the tip. The tip also faces sideways giving it a crooked look. The crooked nose is one rare kind, but it occurs in some people who either have sustained injuries on the nose, or fractures or were simply born that way. For people born with a crooked nose can be due to a deformity from stage two congenital syphilis.
HOW IS CROOKED NOSE DIAGNOSED?
An ENT surgeon diagnoses a crooked nose during the physical examination. Usually, a bright light and an instrument that help visualize the nasal septum by opening the nostril will help make the correct diagnosis. Some deviations are deep in the nose and may require further evaluation with a telescope or endoscope.
HOW IS CROOKED NOSE TREATED?
A crooked nose is an extremely common condition and many people with a deviated septum do not need treatment. Some symptoms such as a stuffy nose or postnasal drip may be alleviated with medication, including decongestants, antihistamines, or nasal sprays. In many cases, medications are tried before surgery is recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nasal obstruction or rhinitis are common outcomes of a crooked nose.