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How can you ease the pain from a broken nose?

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To ease the pain from a broken nose:

  • Take over-the-counter pain medicine as directed on the package (like acetaminophen or ibuprofen) as needed.
  • Sleep with your head propped on extra pillows.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Broken Nose.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Nasal fractures,” “Nosebleeds,” “Nose Surgery.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Broken Nose.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Broken Nose.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Nasal fractures,” “Nosebleeds,” “Nose Surgery.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Broken Nose.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2019

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