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How can you reduce the swelling from a broken nose?

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To reduce the swelling from a broken nose:

  • Wrap an ice pack in a towel. Put it on your nose for 10 minutes, then remove for 10 minutes. Repeat.
  • Don’t put pressure on the ice pack – you may hurt your nose.
  • Put an ice pack or cold compress on your nose at least four times per day for the first 2 days after you get hurt.

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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