Nose injuries often occur during many activities, or even simple day to day activities but home treatment can help symptoms.
Nasal injuries refer to the injuries of bone, soft tissue or cartilage in the nose.
Nose fractures are the most common facial injuries sustained in sport.
Damage to the cartilage, bone, or soft tissues in the nose. Nose fractures are the most common facial injuries sustained in sport. Although they are not normally dangerous, they can he disfiguring and athletes should seek medical advice.
Anterior nosebleeds: (the front of the nose.) Anterior nosebleeds are the most common types of nosebleeds. They make up more than 90% of all nosebleeds They are very easily care for and the bleeding usually comes from a blood vessel at the very front part of the nose.
Posterior nosebleeds: (the back of the nose.) Posterior nosebleeds involve massive bleeding backwards into the mouth or the throat. They are very serious and need medical attention.
Noses can break in many different ways, for example in sports, accidents or falls. However, it is very hard to actually tell if your nose is broken as swelling can give the impression that your nose is broken because it may appear crooked, a person must wait a few days for the swelling to go down before they can truly see if their nose is broken or not.
What are the signs and symptoms of a nasal fracture?
Conduct a primary survey and only approach the victim if safe to do so and permission is granted.
The most important concern in treatment is to ensure that the airway is open and breathing is not restricted. Then control any bleeding.
Place ice on the nose for approximately 15 minutes at a time and then remove the ice, and repeat this process throughout the day. The ice reduces pain and swelling. It is important that ice is not directly applied to the skin and the head is kept elevated.
Medicine may be used to reduce the pain such as acetaminophen (Tylenol or Panadol) it is important to not take anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for 48 hours after the nose injury.