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I am 16 years old. N during adolescence. The bone of my nose is taking shape so increasing in indefinite shape. Effects are also there like sneezing, slight cough. What to do?

Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
1. Do saline gargles daily. 2. Whenever possible do steam inhalation also. 3. Cover your nose and mouth with hanky for at least 30 sec when you go in dusty areas also when you go in and out of ac. As our nose is the most sensitive part of our body, when there is temperature difference between two rooms or inside n outside, then if we not protect our nose, it gets affected. 4. Drink hot liquids --hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. 5. Sleep with an extra pillow under your head-- elevating your head will help relieve congested nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, try placing the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope. 6. Treat that stuffy nose with warm salt water-- salt-water rinsing helps break nasal congestion, while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose. 7. Blow your nose often (and the right way)-- it's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can carry germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages, causing earache. The best way to blow your nose: press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Homeopathic treatment has very encouraging results. Consult online for details.
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My lips never remain moisturize even after applying lip balm whole say. The always gets choppy. Last year I had a nose reduction. They remain choppy and appear bigger since then.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
General Physician, Surat
My lips never remain moisturize even after applying lip balm whole say. The always gets choppy. Last year I had a nos...
Dear lybrate-user, so many reasons for dry lip smoking, injury or trauma, due to sun exposure, genetic,vitamin deficiency, lichen plenus. You can apply good quality of lip balm at sleeping time or apply ghee on you lip. As ayurvedic remedies you can apply honey on lip up to 15 minutes. Two times a day. I hope you find this information helpful. If this does not relieve you can send me photos of the affected area for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Rhinoplasty - What Should You Know?

M Ch. Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Durg
Rhinoplasty - What Should You Know?
One of the prominent facial features, the nose, in addition to being the pathway for air into the lungs, also plays a significant cosmetic role. A finely shaped, aquiline nose that is proportionate to the size of the face and is something most people desire, and some people would be ready to go undergo surgeries to get that desired shape and size.

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct the size, shape, and proportion of the face. While mostly done as a cosmetic procedure, it could be done as a therapeutic procedure too, where there are structural abnormalities causing congestion and breathing issues. Some of the common indications for this procedure include:

Nasal tip that is enlarged, bulbous, hooked, drooping or upturned

Size of nose out of proportion for the size of the face

Improper position of the nostrils (size or position)

Visible depressions or bumps on the nasal bridge

Asymmetry between the right and left nostrils

Nasal septal/ bony deviation that is visible externally

Depending on the desired outcome, some of the bones or cartilage in the nose may be removed or added. At the time of consultation, discuss your desired changes completely. Plastic Surgeon also can suggest you desired changes possible on your nose to get better one.

Before the procedure: Before going ahead with the procedure, get your expectations right. Nose has a prominent effect on a person s appearance, and Post-Rhinoplasty, there would be definite change in the way you look, and it is best you prepare for this mentally before going for the surgery.

During the procedure: General Anaesthesia is preferred to make you comfortable and pain-free during Rhinoplasty.

Immediately after the procedure: In sequence, after Rhinoplasty, prepare for the following:

Considerable swelling of the tissue around the nose and eyes, giving a puffy face

A splint that needs to be worn at least for a week to keep the cartilages and bones in their new position

Cold compresses can be used to control the pain and swelling around the eyes and the nose

Complete the course of antibiotics and painkillers as advised by the doctor

Keep the head of the bed elevated for the first one

week postoperatively

Stay away from regular exercise for about a week to 10 days

Potential complications include:

Postoperative bleeding


Septal perforation

Unhappy with the results

While Rhinoplasty definitely can improve the appearance of nose and face at large and improve self-image in most people, it is best to set realistic expectations with the cosmetic surgeon by a thorough understanding of what you expect and what they can provide.
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Rhinoplasty - All You Should Know!

MBBS, MS General Surgery, MCh Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Indore
Rhinoplasty - All You Should Know!
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as nose surgery, is a cosmetic form of operation designed to change the shape and size of the nose.

A rhinoplasty can effectively change the size and width of the nose to complement the facial balance. It also helps improve nasal symmetry efficiently enhancing your facial features.

How is the surgery performed?

You can opt for either general anesthesia or local anesthesia for the surgery. The surgery is generally an outpatient procedure, but occasionally patients are asked to stay in the hospital overnight post the surgery.

The operation involves an incision which is made for easy access to the cartilage and bones of the nose. These incisions are generally placed inside the nose, so that they do not appear as scar marks after the surgery is done. Removal or replacement of the bone or cartilage depends on the demands of the restructuring of the nose. Once the reshaping of the nose is done, the nose tissue is put back into place and a splint is temporarily placed to support the new structure of the nose. The splint is removed once the nose heals.

Precautions to take after a nose surgery:

After a nose surgery, the area around your nose will stay swollen and bruised for a considerable period of time. Thus you have to ensure that-

1. You get ample amount of rest
2. Use cold compresses over the swollen nose area, this will reduce the swellingand ease the pain
3. Do not indulge in relatively vigorous physical activity for sometime
4. Take you medicines regularly

Risks of nose surgery:

Every surgery or medical procedure involves certain risks, and so does rhinoplasty. Along with some puffiness and bruising around the eye and nose region, you may also experience-

1. Some amount of bleeding
2. Injury to the septum area
3. Irritation of the skin and skin problems
4. Infections
5. Nasal blockage due to swelling in the inner nasal area
6. Complications resulting from anesthesia

Although there are certain risks to rhinoplasty, the surgery is considerably safe and the results are quite permanent.
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Rhinoplasty - A Reconstructive Surgery For Nose!

DNB (Plastic Surgery), DNB General Surgery, FCPS General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Pune
Rhinoplasty - A Reconstructive Surgery For Nose!
A nose job (rhinoplasty) is performed to remove polyps and other blockages, alter the structure and shape of your nose and improve its function and or appearance. Here are a few things you should know about nose surgeries:

Deciding on surgery-

Before deciding on undergoing nose surgery, talk with your doctor regarding issues with your nose. Your doctor will check your problems and judge whether or not surgery is a feasible option. It is only with your doctor's confirmation that you should go for the surgery.

The procedure-

The surgery is done either with local anesthesia (your nose and surrounding areas will be numbed) or general anesthesia (you will fall asleep). The surgeon will make incisions in your nostrils and base of the nose and alter the shape, structure and position of the cartilages in your nose for appealing shape and better functionality. Polyp removal is also done by rhinoplasty.


After the surgery, you will be required to wear a nose splint. You can expect swelling around the eyes which will begin to subside after the third day.

Swelling in the nose will go away after six months. Therefore do not expect to see your results immediately, final condition of your nose will be apparent after the recovery period is over.

You should avoid strenuous activity for three to six weeks.

Do not smoke or drink alcohol during recovery. Smoking slows recovery time and alcohol reduces normal effects of drugs.

Will you develop scars?

As with all cosmetic procedures, rhinoplasty can leave scars. In closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostrils and hence there is no scarring. In open rhinoplasty, an additional cut is made along the columella and this may result in scarring. However, the position of the scar is such that it is almost unnoticeable.


Any surgical procedure has certain risks. These risks associated with nose surgery include:

1. Infection

2. Adverse effect on anesthesia

3. Unfavorable outcomes

4. Visible scarring

5. Numbness

6. Difficulty breathing

7.Possibility of revision surgery
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Know In Detail About Rhinoplasty & Its Procedure!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Vadodara
Know In Detail About Rhinoplasty & Its Procedure!
Rhinoplasty also referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure to modify the shape of the nose. The shape is changed by modifying either the bone or the cartilage or both. Amongst all plastic surgeries, it is one of the most common.

Why is Rhinoplasty required?

People turn to this procedure to get their nose repaired following an injury. Some do it to correct a birth defect or breathing problems. Lastly, it can also be used to enhance the appearance of one s nose.

In the case of non-cosmetic reasons like breathing difficulties, rhinoplasty is only considered if other conservative measures fail to have the desired impact.

A plastic surgeon can bring in the following changes through rhinoplasty

A change in the angle of the nose

Increase or decrease the size

Reshaping of the nose tip

Making the nostrils narrower

Straighten the bridge

Note that if you are opting for this procedure for cosmetic reasons then you have to allow your nasal bone to be fully developed before you go under the knife. For females, the nasal bone develops fully when they become 15 years old. For males, their nasal bones continue to grow for some more time.

But if you are getting it for breathing difficulties, then it can be performed at a younger age.

The Procedure -

This procedure is carried out an outpatient procedure, which means you don t have to be admitted into a hospital for an overnight stay. You will be administered either general or local anaesthesia. Once you are sedated, the doctor will make an incision at the base of the nose. After that, he will reshape the inner cartilage and bones to impart a pleasing appearance to the nose.

With advances in the medical field and a greater know how about the procedure being available, it is a fairly simple and easy procedure. The risk of complications is little, in fact, most people may experience headaches, bleeding and puffiness after the surgery. All of these can be mitigated with the help of medication. If you bleed after the surgery, which is normal, a drip pad will be taped below the nose to absorb mucus and blood.

You can return to your routine activities in about a week s time. Remember to be careful of exposing the skin around the nose to the sun. This can discolour the skin.

Once the procedure is complete, remember the go for the follow-up appointments with the doctor. To know more about this procedure, consult a reputed plastic surgeon.
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Nasal Bone Fracture - How To Detect It?

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB - ENT, Fellow- Head & Neck Onco Surgery
ENT Specialist, Mumbai
Nasal Bone Fracture - How To Detect It?
Nasal bone fracture (colloquially termed the broken nose ) is a traumatic injury to one or more bones of the nose, which results in their fracture. The fracture, in turn, restricts several normal and important functions of the nose, such as breathing, smelling and protecting the air passage through secretion of the mucosa, as well as causing added discomfort in the form of bleeding, swelling and pain. Although it can be easily detected, if left untreated, the pain will not alleviate. Therefore, getting a quick diagnosis and necessary treatment is recommended.

Causes of nasal bone fracture:
This condition is caused by a variety of factors, like:

Blunt, forceful injury to the area of the nose while playing sports, or during car crashes and falls from high places etc.
Falls induced by syncope in the elderly, which is a sudden loss of consciousness and muscle immobilization, during which one might fall to the ground.
Fights both with fists and/or with weapons, which might hit the nose and cause potent trauma.
Symptoms of nasal bone fracture:
These are the symptoms by which you can identify whether or not you have a fractured nasal bone:

Pain, mostly severe, in the area in and around the nose.
Difficulty in breathing.
Bleeding, from light to moderate, in the area of the nose.
Severe bleeding, if the nasal mucosa has sustained significant damage.
A visible deformation of the nose, it becoming crooked, swollen or abnormal in appearance in a general way.
Scarring, bruising, blackening and swelling of the region around the eyes too, in some cases if the injury is severe enough.
Diagnosis and treatment of nasal bone fracture:
Most of the fractures are invisible to naked eyes and are detected by physical examination and by X-rays. Generally, accompanying bleeding is also a good indicator of underlying bone fracture.

Fort treatment, very mild to mild injuries can be left untreated to heal on their own. During diagnosis, it is important to find out whether the fracture is limited to a single bone, in which case it is minor, or has spread to adjoining bones of the face or the nasal septum. In the latter case, surgery is required, which will also require some downtime to heal for you to come back to your daily routine.

In the period immediately following a nasal bone fracture, you are advised to not engage in very physically demanding sports or stay in such situations, which have the potential to cause you injury.

Nasal bone fracture is a condition caused by blunt physical trauma to the nose, which is both easily diagnosable and treatable. In case you are displaying the above symptoms, its best to check with your doctor once and get a diagnosis. That will save significant time and money later on, as, if ignored, this condition may cause complications like any other.
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