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When you have a nose injury, it is important to look for other injuries. If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

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  • Do you have mild difficulty breathing?

  • Does your baby age 3 months or younger have any difficulty breathing through the nose, even from nasal stuffiness?

  • Do you have mild difficulty breathing through your nose, but you are able to breathe through your mouth without difficulty?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Can you see bone or pieces of bone in your wound, inside your nose, or sticking out of your wound?

  • Have you had an ongoing clear drainage from one or both nostrils?

  • Do you have a cut or puncture in the skin on your nose?

  • Does your nose look crooked or different than normal (not just swollen), but the skin on your nose is not cut or punctured?

  • Does your nose look moderately swollen after 72 hours of home treatment?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Are you having a moderate to severe nosebleed?

  • Have you had more than 4 episodes of a mild nosebleed in the past 24 hours?

  • Have you been unable to stop a mild nosebleed after applying pressure for 30 minutes?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Do you have severe pain?

  • Do you have moderate pain that is getting worse?

  • Do you continue to have moderate pain after 24 hours of home treatment?

  • Do you have mild pain after 1 week of home treatment?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Do you have bruising around your eyes, but you have not had a direct injury to your eyes or forehead?

  • Do you have bruising behind one or both ears, but you have not had a direct injury to your forehead or ears?

  • Do you have any clear drainage from your nose for longer than 2 to 3 hours after an injury?

  • Did a lot of bruising develop within 30 minutes after a nose injury?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Do you have a fever of or higher?

  • Do you think that you have a mild fever, but you are unable to measure your temperature?

  • Do you have diabetes?

  • Do you have a disease or take a medicine that causes problems with your immune system?

  • Do you have symptoms of a sinus infection but do not have a fever?

  • Do you have moderate sinus pain after 48 hours of home treatment?

  • Do you have mild sinus pain after 72 hours of home treatment?

  • Have you had yellow nasal discharge for longer than 1 week, but you do not have other symptoms?

  • Have you had nasal stuffiness for longer than 2 weeks, but you do not have other symptoms?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Do you have symptoms of a skin infection around one or both eyes?

  • Do you have diabetes?

  • Do you have a disease or take a medicine that causes problems with your immune system?

  • Do you have increased pain, swelling, redness, or warmth around your nose?

  • Do you have pus in or around your nose?

  • Do you know or think you have a fever?

  • Have you had swollen glands (lymph nodes) in your neck or behind your ears for 24 hours or longer?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Do you have a nose injury because someone hurt you?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

  • Were you cut by something clean and your last tetanus shot was longer than 10 years ago?

  • Were you cut by something dirty and your last tetanus shot was longer than 5 years ago?

  • Are you not sure if you were cut by something clean or dirty and your last tetanus shot was longer than 5 years ago?

  • Are you not sure when you had your last tetanus shot?

  • Did you not get the first series of tetanus shots?

If you have answered "No" to the above questions, go back to Check Your Symptoms and continue to answer the questions to evaluate your symptoms.

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And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional immediately

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

You may wait to see if the symptoms improve over the next 24 hours (or specified time period)

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional immediately

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional immediately

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional immediately

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

You may wait to see if the symptoms improve over the next 24 hours (or specified time period)

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

You need an appointment within the next 1 to 2 weeks

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional immediately

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional immediately

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

You may wait to see if the symptoms improve over the next 24 hours (or specified time period)

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

You need an appointment within the next 1 to 2 weeks

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional immediately

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

You may wait to see if the symptoms improve over the next 24 hours (or specified time period)

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional immediately

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

Call your health professional today

You have answered "Yes" to a question that indicates you need to call your health professional to discuss your symptoms and arrange for care.

And appointment today is usually needed.

Symptoms are unlikely to improve without medical care.

Return to the Check Your Symptoms section and answer the questions. You may need to see a health professional sooner if you have other more serious symptoms.

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