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Nose Injury and Injured Skin


Nose Injury and Injured Skin

A cut or puncture in your skin may occur if you break your nose. The bone may come through the skin. Skin bacteria can enter at the site of a cut or puncture and lead to a serious infection, such as:

Prompt treatment of an infection can prevent complications.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedMarch 22, 2011

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