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Do pulling and stretching the nose hard for a long time change the shape and size of the nose?

Do pressing and twisting the nose hard for a long time change the shape and size of the nose? Do pressing and twisting the nose hard for a long time narrow and obstruct the nasal breathing passages? If I pull and stretch my nostril hard for a long time inserting a thumb inside my nostril, will my nostril become bigger in size? Do pulling, stretching, pressing and twisting the nose damage the nasal skin? I am 29 years old. What about the children? I think children s nasal bone and cartilage are soft. So do pulling, stretching, pressing and twisting children s nose hard for a long time change the shape and size of their nose? It s not that I am going to hurt children but I want to know the facts. These questions are making my life hell. Please doctors, help me and explain me in detail. I will be grateful for your answers.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Apr 2011
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1. The front of the nasal pyramid is made up of cartilages.
2. Every time you tug, pull stretch and twist the nose, small microscopic cracks may develop within the delicate cartilage.
3. When these tears heal, the resultant fibrosis distorts the nose so slightly that the changes may not be immediately visible, but tend to build up over long periods of time. 4. This happens to a lesser extent to the external skin and inner lining also.
5. However, you cannot control this process accurately to change the shape of your nose as you desire, especially a growing nose.
6. Our nose is a dynamic structure, the inner passages increasing and decreasing in response to the needs of our body during rest, exercise, stress, infection and so on and it is said that on no two days of our life does it look the same inside!
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