While not all nose injuries can be
prevented, you can take steps to help reduce your risk of a nose injury.
Wear a helmet and face guard to protect your
head, face, and mouth during sports activities in which facial injuries may
Always use car safety seats and seat belts to prevent or
reduce nose and facial injuries during a car accident.
Wear a face
shield when you work with power tools or when you do an activity that might
cause an object to fly into your face.
Reduce your child's risk of injury
You can take steps
to help reduce your young child's risk of a nose injury.
Never leave your child unattended in a high
place, such as on a tabletop; in a crib with the sides down; on elevated
porches, decks, and landings; or even on a bed or sofa.
leave your child alone in any infant seat or sitting toy, such as a swing or
jumper. Use all of the safety straps provided.
Use stair gates to
block stairways. Install gates at the top and bottom of the stairs, and use the
Do not use baby walkers. Baby walkers have caused
many injuries and are not safe even if the baby is watched
Watch your child when he or she is outside. Uneven grass,
sloping lawns, and hills may be difficult for your child to walk
Make your home safe from falls by removing hazards that might
cause a fall, such as throw rugs.
Place your child in an approved
child car seat when traveling in a car. Follow the
manufacturer's directions for securing the seat in the car. Children should
ride in the back seat for safety.
Have your children wear helmets when necessary, such as when they are passengers on a bike or are riding a
tricycle or bicycle on their own. Be sure your child wears a helmet or protective clothing when he or she does sports activities to prevent sports injuries.