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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

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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

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

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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What's the worst that can happen from leaving a broken nose unfixed?

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

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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 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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Dr. David Sherris
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Nasal Fracture (Definition)

Nasal fracture is a fracture or break of the bones of the nose. This is most often caused by trauma (such as being punched), and can result in pain ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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