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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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