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Sign Broken Nose
I've had a blood test at a&e due to a broken nose they said I have a low white blood count and my mate said it's a sign of cancer as I ain't been ill.
Shape change or not: Signs (the appearance) of a nasal fracture can be change in shape, bleeding, bruising, swelling, or sometimes none of those. Signs are different than symptoms (what you feel)- these often include pain, blockage/congestion, numbness. Some patients have fractures, but no symptoms at all. Early exam and treatment (within 1 week) is most important to avoid hidden complications or long term problems. ...Read more
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
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
Exam: To see if the nose is broken it is essential to be examined by plastic surgeon or ent. An internal and external examwill show the degree of fracture and if treatment needs to be obtained. ...Read more
Likely right away: Assuming you have no airway obstruction, exercise could be resumed early. Of course, if you injured it playing hockey, probably not right away for that. Consult your ent, plastic surgeon or omf surgeon. ...Read more
Ice and rest: And see the doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shape and breathing: An untreated broken nose may be crooked and the breathing through the nose can be obstructed. These can usually be corrected later on with surgery. It is much simpler to set a broken nose soon after an injury however but this should be done within two weeks of an injury. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: Can't think of a reason why you can't. ...Read more
2 weeks: 2 weeks for exercise and 6 weeks for sports he could get hit in the nose. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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?
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
Reshape nose: Rhinoplasty can reconstruct and straighten a broken nose. After a traumatic nasal injury, often the bony as well as cartilaginous portions of the nose are affected, and the result is a nose with both cosmetic and functional issues. It's important to address both the breathing and the appearance when repairing these noses with rhinoplasty. ...Read more