If you broke your nose or suffered other nasal trauma, you may be wondering, “Can a nose injury cause sinus problems?” While nasal stuffiness and a change in the size or shape of the nose are common after a serious injury, they are usually benign and do not cause long-term or severe health concerns. However, a broken nose may lead to sinus infections and breathing difficulties.
If you recently suffered a nose injury, contact ENTFPSS to discuss your symptoms. Dr. Joshua Goldberg is board certified in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and facial plastic surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. Call 215-659-8805 today to schedule an appointment.
Common Sinus Problems After a Nose Injury
A broken nose or nasal fracture is a very common injury since the nose protrudes from the face and is therefore vulnerable in the event of a sudden blunt impact. A minor fracture can be difficult to notice and may only cause a brief nosebleed and swelling, but a more serious fracture or broken nose could change its shape and cause breathing problems.
After a severe nose injury, it is possible for one or both nostril passages to become blocked. It is also common for air flow problems to occur due to a valve prolapse or deviated septum. A fractured or broken nose may also be more susceptible to a sinus infection.
Contact Dr. Goldberg for Treatment
If your nose was deformed or your nasal passage was obstructed due to a nose injury, contact Dr. Goldberg to discuss your treatment options. Unlike general plastic surgeons who usually have minimal training with the internal structures of the nose, Dr. Goldberg is an otolaryngologist who specializes in ear, nose, and throat conditions.
He has extensive experience performing reconstructive surgeries on the nose to help restore patients’ ability to breathe easily. He can also reshape a misshapen nose caused by a break or fracture.
Dr. Goldberg uses the latest technology to perform facial reconstructive surgeries, and he is dedicated to continuing his education in the fields of otorhinolaryngology and facial plastic surgery. Call 215-659-8805 today to schedule an appointment.