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When do I need to see a doctor about a broken nose?

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If your nose isn't out of position, rest and home treatment may be all that's needed. If your nose is crooked or it's hard for you to breathe through the nose, see a health care provider.

From: Broken Nose Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation: Broken nose (nasal fracture). ""

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Orthodontists: "Prevent accidents first. . . But, know what to do when they do occur."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Nasal Fractures."

Harvard Health Publications: "Broken Nose (Nasal Fracture)."

Broken Nose Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Palo Alto Medical Foundation: Broken nose (nasal fracture). ""

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Orthodontists: "Prevent accidents first. . . But, know what to do when they do occur."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Nasal Fractures."

Harvard Health Publications: "Broken Nose (Nasal Fracture)."

Broken Nose Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

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