For insect bites and spider bites that aren't serious, the goal of treatment is simply to relieve discomfort. If the bite or sting causes a severe reaction, seek immediate medical help. For any spider bite, be sure your tetanus immunization is current.
General insect bites: The discomfort of many insect bites can be soothed by an ice cube, a cold washcloth, calamine lotion, a paste of baking soda, or an over-the-counter hydrocortisone ointment. For mosquito or other minor bites, apply...
You have a cut or puncture in the skin over a
possible broken nose. Bacteria can enter at the site of a cut or puncture and
cause a serious
You have a large amount of
blood in the nasal septum (nasal septal hematoma).
Your nose is
severely moved out of its normal position.
You have persistent
drainage from one or both nostrils. This may be caused by cerebrospinal fluid
(CSF) draining from the brain into the nose (CSF rhinorrhea) and can occur
after a head injury or after surgery on the nose or ears.
a nosebleed you cannot stop (epistaxis).
Jan Nissl, RN, BS
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Primary Medical Reviewer
William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
March 30, 2009
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 30, 2009
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