Fractured nasal bone: Symptoms & Treatment
A broken bone or a cracked bone in the nose.
It is very common and almost 1 million cases are reported every year in India.
- Requires diagnosis and care from specialists
- Can be treated with surgery too. Lab tests often required.
- Can be caused due to a sports injury or an accident
- Is a painful condition and could cause difficulty in breathing
Nasal bone fracture is also called as a broken nose or a cracked nose and results in the dislocation of the nose (the nose appears to have been moved a bit or appears crooked).
Ages affected- Particularly in males between 15 – 30 years
The nose might look crooked and (or) there might be swelling on the nose. In case any of these symptoms are present, contact a doctor right away.
People may experience
- Swelling on the nose
- Black eyes
- Difficulty in breathing through the nose
Self-care: Exercise care while going about your daily activities and avoid allergens and irritants that could cause problems in your nasal passage.
Medications: If the fracture is not that severe, it is recommended to take antibiotics or decongestant as required and guided by a physician.
Specialists: If the fracture is severe, it is required to undergo a surgery which may include a septoplasty(nose job).
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