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i was punched in the nose about 3 hours ago. it was bleeding. it's felt wierd and like i have a stuffy nose. it's not crooked.

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Punched in nose: It is likely swelling of the nasal membranes and with application of ice should resolve after a few days if not consult your physician
Answered on Sep 3, 2014
Dr. A Daniel Pinheiro
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Broken nose: Apply ice and you can use over the counter Afrin (oxymetazoline) for 3 days. If there is no external deformity and you can breathe well after the swelling subsides, then there is no need to intervene. If in doubt at all, you should see an ENT or Maxillofacial specialist because there is usually a 2 week time window to get a broken nose set. X-rays are not useful at all for a broken nose.
Answered on Sep 3, 2014

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