Frostbite can result in serious consequences, so prevention is extremely important. If you are planning outdoor activities, check weather forecasts frequently and heed warnings about cold temperatures and possible storms that might strand you in dangerous conditions. Avoid risky situations -- such as hikes or camping trips in cold weather -- that may be beyond your experience level. It is also wise to consult local park rangers or other authorities about the weather, terrain, avalanche danger, and...
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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