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Broken Nose Treatments


Treatment includes:


Apply ice or a cold pack to your nose for 15 to 20 minutes, several times a day for several days. This helps reduce pain and swelling. Wrap the ice or cold pack in a towel. Do not apply the ice directly to your skin.


The following drugs help reduce inflammation and pain:

Setting the Bones

The doctor may:

  • Drain any blood that may have collected in the septum
  • Set the fracture by:
    • Moving the bone back to its normal position
    • Stabilizing the bone with gauze packing on the inside and a splint or tape on the outside


Surgery may be needed to set the fracture if:

  • The fracture is severe
  • The nose is severely misshapen
  • The fracture impairs breathing

If you are diagnosed with a nose fracture, follow your doctor's instructions .

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