A 32-year-old female asked:
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my son fall on to his nose and forehead last night. he has a tempreture in the night and struggled to sleep. he woke up looking ok but nose is very swollen and the right nostril is leaking a clear fluid, all the time. is this normal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Some swelling would be expected but he could have broken/injured the thin bone that divides the nasal passages & have a dangerous clot form. The leak could also be brain fluid (very rare). I would have him evaluated.
Answered on Mar 12, 2019

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