Can consistently rubbing the nose lead to changes in the shape?

Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Can rubbing across nose across both nostrils and nose with hand cause any changes in shape, position of any part of nose or entire nose?
Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Such changes are not possible

Detailed Answer:


Mere rubbing of your nose will not cause any changes in the shape or size of the nose.

Any changes in the shape of the nose could be developmental in origin and are usually related to septal cartilage deviation.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Suresh Heijebu, General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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