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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

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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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

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