Broken Nose (cont.)
When to Seek Medical Care
Call the doctor if any of the following occur:
- The pain or swelling does not go away in 3 days.
- The nose looks crooked.
- Breathing through the nose is not possible after the
swelling has gone down.
- A fever develops.
- Recurring nosebleeds develop.
- A significant injury that requires medical attention possibly exists.
Go to a hospital's emergency department immediately if the following signs or symptoms are present:
- Bleeding for more than a few minutes from one or both
of the nostrils
- Bleeding from the nose does not stop
- Clear fluid draining from the nose
- Other injuries to the face or the body
- Open laceration to the nose or the face
- Loss of consciousness (fainting)
- Severe or unrelenting headaches
- Repeated vomiting
- Decrease or change in vision
- Neck pain
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms
- Significant injury that may require immediate medical attention
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