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How to Tell If You Broke Your Nose
A broken nose is extremely painful 12. You may not even know that you have a broken nose at first, because some symptoms do not emerge until three days later 12. Often, though, the symptoms of a broken nose are obvious 12. Once a broken nose is confirmed, treatment can begin 12. Treatment can be as simple as packing the nose and waiting for it to heal, or as complicated as having a few surgeries.
If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.
Look for blood. If you break your nose, it is highly likely you will bleed out of your nose.
Touch your nose and see if it produces pain. Is it tender in that area? If so, you may have broken it.
Get an X-ray if you have the above mentioned symptoms. This is the only way to confirm that your nose is broken 12. Your primary care doctor can order the X-ray, or you can visit an emergency room and have it done.
Place an ice pack or some frozen peas on your nose as soon as you think you might have broken it. This will help with the swelling until you can get help.
Get examined by a doctor. If you don't, and your nose is broken so badly that you need surgery, you may have breathing problems for the rest of your life.
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- Place an ice pack or some frozen peas on your nose as soon as you think you might have broken it. This will help with the swelling until you can get help.
- Get examined by a doctor. If you don't, and your nose is broken so badly that you need surgery, you may have breathing problems for the rest of your life.
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