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Can rubbing across the bottom of the nose with heated hands after cooking or being around stove cause any change in shape or position of any part of nose or entire nose?

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Can rubbing across the bottom of your nose or rubbing side of nose with heated hands after cooking or being around stove cause any change in shape or position of any part of nose or entire nose or slant the nose? The heat from hands after cooking or being around stove
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Not likely at all.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

No, this would not cause any change in the structure of the nose in any possible way.

There is cartilage in the nose that supports it and help to maintain its form. Placing heated hands on the nose or rubbing it would not affect the cartilage in any way.

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James,
General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James 41 minutes later
So even if you rub your nose (side or bottom of nose) with heated hands, it will not cause any change in shape or position of any part of nose or entire nose?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No, it cannot.

Detailed Answer:
No, it cannot alter the shape because it cannot change the shape of the cartilage in the nose.

Dr. Michelle Gibson James,
General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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