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What are signs your nose is broken?

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A broken nose (also called a nasal fracture) is the most common type of face injury. Symptoms include:

  • A swollen, bent, or crooked nose
  • Pain, especially when you touch your nose
  • Nosebleed
  • Black eyes or bruises beneath your eyes
  • Trouble breathing through your nose, as though your nostrils are stuffy or blocked
  • Mucus running out of your nose
  • A “cracking” sound when you touch your nose

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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