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A 26-year-old female asked:

Hit in face. swollen black eyes and lips. also fractured nose. how do i reduce swelling? i have an appointment with an ear nose and throat doc soon.

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Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Ice: The best thing to use is something cold, like ice in a pack or a bag. The face is very vascular and will swell as you know very easily. You should not delay seeing the doctor if you require surgery. He or she may put it off until the swelling subsides. Good luck.
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Broken Nose: Use ice pack 3x daily for 72 hours. See ENT as soon as possible.

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