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Is my nose broken or just swollen?

Swollen Nose. Swelling and bruising of the outer nose without a fracture is common. It can be mistaken for a broken nose. The swelling will be gone in 4 or 5 days.

What happens if you have a broken nose? A broken nose can cause pain, along with swelling and bruising around your nose and under your eyes. Your nose may look crooked, and you may have trouble breathing. Treatment for a broken nose may include procedures that realign your nose.

What causes a nose to swell and bleed? Trauma: Anything that causes direct injury to the nose — a punch in the face, a car accident, a traumatic fall — can result in external swelling of the nose, especially if the nose breaks. These causes may also be associated with visible deformity and bleeding depending on the severity of the trauma.

What causes bruising and pain in the nose? Common causes of a broken nose include contact sports, physical fights, falls and motor vehicle accidents that result in facial trauma. A broken nose can cause pain, along with swelling and bruising around your nose and under your eyes.

What can you put on a broken nose to reduce swelling? Applying an ice pack is the most common and effective way to help reduce swelling. If you do not have an ice pack, a bag of frozen peas or other frozen vegetables can be an alternative. You should apply the ice pack with a washcloth wrapped around it so the skin doesn’t get too cold.

What is the recovery time for a broken nose?

What is the recovery time for a broken nose? The time taken for a nasal fracture or broken nose to heal or recover depends on the severity of the injury. A hairline nasal fracture will not really cause much pain and discomfort and is likely to heal within 2 weeks. A displaced nasal fracture or displaced broken nose will take 1-2 months to heal.

What do I do if I broke my nose? An ice pack, which can help with a broken nose. If a person’s nose is broken, they should see a doctor. Surgery may be necessary for severe nose breaks.

What is the treatment for a broken nose? In order to treat a broken nose, a person may have to visit the doctor. For severe breaks, surgery may be needed while less severe injuries may only need a procedure called a closed reduction to correct the problem. The administration of an ice pack and taking pain medications may also be helpful in treating the broken nose.

How long does a broken nose heal? A: Broken nose and healing. After a traumatic nasal fracture, it usually takes about 2 weeks for the bones to be “stable” but about 6 weeks for them to be solid enough that they would not be move-able with pressure or manipulation.