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My child just fell out of his baby chair and has a bloody nose. How can I tell if he has a broken nose? He's 11 months old. His crying has stopped

My child just fell out of his baby chair and has a bloody nose.  How can I tell if he has a broken nose?  He's 11 months old.  His crying has stopped

Hard to tell...: If the bleeding has stopped and he seems to be breathing ok, passing air from both nostrils, then i would say call his primary doc and notify them of the situation so they can make the call as to what to do next. If he's still bleeding then get him seen asap by his doc or urgent care/ er. Hard to say if it's broken. Even an xray may not tell. Important thing is the bleeding and the breathing. ...Read more

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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


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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 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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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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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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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