How to Treat Broken Nose?
- July 26, 2023
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- If paracetamol or ibuprofen is not helpful, your GP may prescribe stronger painkillers.
- If you have a large cut, the wound can be cleaned by a nurse or GP and recommend something to seal or protect it, such as stitches or surgical tape strips.
- You may be referred to a hospital specialist for evaluation and treatment if you have a severely broken nose or it is changed shape.
- A doctor in the hospital can use a procedure called manipulation to make your nose straighter.
- Usually, the wound is cleaned and sealed in a hospital with stitches or strips.
- A doctor may put in your nose a soft gauze pad. A few days later, the doctor will remove the pad.
- Keep an ice pack (or frozen peas) wrapped in a tea towel on your nose for up to 15 minutes, lot of times a day
- Take ibuprofen or paracetamol to relieve the pain
- Treat nosebleeds by sitting or standing upright and leaning forward - pinch your nose over your nostrils for up to 15 minutes, if possible.
- By adding more pillows, keep your head upright when lying in the bed - this will help to reduce swelling
- Do not try to straighten your nose yourself if the shape changes
- Do not wear glasses until the swelling drops, unless you need them
- Do not pick or blow your nose until it is healed
- Do not do strenuous exercise for the first 2 weeks
- Do not play sports where your face might be hit for a minimum of 6 weeks