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What helps swelling from a broken nose?

What helps swelling from a broken nose?

Nose fracture: Ice packs are helpful to reduce swelling. Head elevation also helps. Afrin nasal spray cvan be used to help the nasal congestion which is usually present for a few days. Be sure to be checked by an ENT within 5-7 days after the swelling goes down to see if surgery is needed. If you wait more than 10-14 days, surgery may be much more difficult and invasive. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How long does it take for a broken nose to heal? How long until the swelling goes down and black and blueness goes down? I have taken ib profen and iced

How long does it take for a broken nose to heal? How long until the swelling goes down and black and blueness goes down? I have taken ib profen and iced

It: It takes about 6 weeks for the nasal bones to reset (where they're no longer mobile). The swelling and bruising usually resolves sooner than that, though. Bruising normally resoves after about 2 weeks.

If the nasal bones are now misalligned, you would want to have the fracture reset so that the bones heal in the proper allignment. Ideally, this should be done within 10 days of the injury. ...Read more

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Had a broken nose about three or for weeks ago, swelling went down on my nose and under eye, but now I have swelling above my left eye, is it normal?

Had a broken nose about three or for weeks ago, swelling went down on my nose and under eye, but now I have swelling above my left eye, is it normal?

Eye Bone fracture?: That could be a sign of an orbital fracture. Do you have any double vision which is sometimes a sign of an orbital fracture? Nasal fractures are commonly associated with eye bone fracture especially the thin bones of the medial orbital wall which opens into the ethmoid sinus (nose).In any event you should be checked by your ophthalmologist who might decide to refer you to an oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I fix my broken nose?

How can I fix my broken nose?

Reset within week: The nose can be moved back to midline within the first week of injury. See an ENT doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a broken nose?

What are some signs of a broken nose?

A few: Crooked nose, nosebleed, stuffy nose, bruising of nose or "black eyes", numbness of the nose. If you suspect broken nose, see ENT doc or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some signs that I have a broken nose?

Some thoughts: Signs suggestive of broken nose might be obvious visible deformity, palpable bony deformities, significant bruising, difficulty breathing thru nose. Best to see a doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Septum deviated from a broken nose?

Septum deviated from a broken nose?

Deviated septum: Yes, a septum can be deviated at the time of nasal fracture. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long can you wait to set a broken nose?

How long can you wait to set a broken nose?

1-2 weeks: If a broken nose has made the nose crooked, then it ought to be set within 1-2 weeks after the injury. If you wait 3 weeks or longer then the bone will be too well healed to simply reset it. Beyond that time a more involved operation with "rebreaking" the nose will be needed. ...Read more

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Can a broken nose be fixed without surgery?

No: No, but if it is not bent it may not need any treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken nose to stop bleeding?

How long does it take for a broken nose to stop bleeding?

Not to long but: It depends on what the damage was inside the nose. You need to compress the nose but if it does nto stop you need to contact your physician as a deeper injury take s more time to stop ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: repair broken nose?

What is the definition or description of: repair broken nose?

Reduction: Open or closed reduction of nasal fracture. Open is with an incision. closed is without an incision. Make sure your treatment is by an ENT surgeon or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My nose broken or something. What does a broken nose look like?

Look of broken nose: A broken nose does not have a specific look. If you hit your nose hard and it bled and subsequently became stuffy or feels funny to you, it may be broken. Have an ENT perform an external and internal examination of your nose to make sure the bones and cartilage are in the right place. ...Read more

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How long should my son avoid pe at school after having a broken nose?

How long should my son avoid pe at school after having a broken nose?

2 weeks: 2 weeks for exercise and 6 weeks for sports he could get hit in the nose. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a untreated broken nose 8 years ago cause constant bleeding now?

Is it possible that a untreated broken nose 8 years ago cause constant bleeding now?

Bleeding nose: Broken nose can lead to a deviated septum which over time gets irritated by the flow of air and starts bleeding. You need to see an otolaryngologist to be evaluated for that. ...Read more

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Broken nose is the past but got it fixed, so why does my partner constantly have a cold?

This may not: Be related at all. Your partner may be suffering from allergies or may have sinus infection. You can try any allergy medications which are now available over the counter eg Claritin (loratadine), Allegra, zyrtec etc. If no better, may need to see your physician for further evaluation and recommendation. ...Read more

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I Have a broken nose and have to have it realigned next Wednesday under general anestetic I am due to fly on the Sunday will I be ok?

I Have a broken nose and have to have it realigned next Wednesday under general anestetic I am due to fly on the Sunday will I be ok?

Flying is OK b4 anes: Flying prior to having general anesthesia and surgery should not pose a problem. If your sinus is blocked from the nasal injury you may want to use a decongestant before flying to prevent sinus pressure buildup and pain. ...Read more

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My cousin's two year old boy fell over the back of the loveseat this morning. He went crashing face first to the floor. He bled on/off all day. How do we get to know if he has a broken nose?

My cousin's two year old boy fell over the back of the loveseat this morning. He went crashing face first to the floor. He bled on/off all day. How do we get to know if he has a broken nose?

You don't: Most 2 year olds are very flexible and a broken nose is unlikely but only an xray would tell for sure. A doctor may get an idea from the exam and amount of tenderness on palpation and movement. Make sure he can breath through his nose and there is not undue swelling and look for any devaition.
If in doubt, check it out. Sorry for slow response. ...Read more

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What causes a broken nose?

What causes a broken nose?

Injury: Injury to the nose with sufficient force to break the nasal bones. For repair, see a facial plastic surgeon or ENT doc. ...Read more

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Bent and broken nose. Help?

ENT: You may wish to consult with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat physician) if you have recently sustained a broken nose. ...Read more

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How can I reset my broken nose?

How can I reset my broken nose?

New or old?: Recent injury? A broken nose should be reset ideally within a week of injury.
Healed broken nose? You will need a rhinoplasty to realign the bones. Make sure that you select an ENT surgeon or facial plastic surgeon for best result with noses. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken nose?

How can you treat a broken nose?

Broken Nose: The broken nose needs to be set back in place. In the first 10 to 14 days it can be pushed manually under anesthesia as the bones are still mobile. After that period chisels have to be used to break the nasal bones again to move them to the proper location. ...Read more

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What can I not do with a broken nose?

What can I not do with a broken nose?

Some restrictions: No strenuous activity for two weeks and no sports that you could get hit in the nose for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken nose to heal?

3weeks: It usually takes about 3 weeks to be stable, 6-8 weeks for boney union and up to 2 years for bone remodeling. Avoid contact sports for 3 months. Low impact activitues can commence at 3 weeks. ...Read more

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is there a special bandage for a broken nose?

is there a special bandage for a broken nose?

Dressing Nasal Fx: Depends on severity and bleeding. Best to seek medical care ASAP. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a broken nose?

What are the signs when you get a broken nose?

Broken Nose: Swelling, bruising, nose that moves on pushing on the bones, obvious crookedness, bleeding from inside the bones and finally xrays or ct scan can confirm as well. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken nose to heal?

About 6 weeks: A broken nose is a common injury and of course its severity and treatment can vary, but the average healing time is approximately 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken nose to heal?

Several months +: Although initial healing and resolution of most of the swelling and bruising takes place in the first 2 weeks it can take several months (6 weeks +) for the nasal bones to heal. So it is important to avoid a significant bump to the nose during this time so that the healing nasal bones are not moved apart again... ...Read more

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How long would it take to get a broken nose fixed?

How long would it take to get a broken nose fixed?

Broken nose: "setting" a broken nose can often be done in the clinic, but sometimes the or. This procedure takes about 30 min. A more formal rhinoplasty may take several hours and is done in the or. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherris
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Nasal Fracture (Definition)

A lay mans way to describe a nasal fracture is to say the person has a broken nose. Nasal fractures may be ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more