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I got hit in the nose...how long until the swelling goes down?

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noooo it's actually from cheerleading during a stunt...
but it's not swelled on my nose, it's on the right side right next to my nose, mostly on my cheek and i have a black eye on my right eye.

John Chalinder MT USA GMT -7
Broken Nose
A small fracture of the bone in your nose will usually heal in about a month. A really bad break may need surgery after the swelling is gone.

Any blow to the nose can cause a break. The injury is typically sustained during athletics or in a fall.

Swelling, pain, bruising, and bleeding can be expected. Your face may feel numb or tingle. If the break has pushed the bones out of place, the nose may seem out of shape.

If you have a bad break, many emergency rooms order an x-ray, and surgery may be necessary. X-rays often fail to detect a nasal fracture, so your physician may delay them for 1 to 4 days after the injury, or until the swelling has gone down. Often, an x-ray is not even needed and a fracture can be diagnosed on physical examination. If skin was scratched or torn during the accident, you may also have to get a tetanus shot as well have the laceration repaired.

Apply ice to the injury for 15 to 20 minutes each hour for the first 1 to 2 days. Put the ice in a plastic bag and place a towel between the bag of ice and your skin.
When you lie down, rest your head on 2 or 3 pillows so it is above the level of your heart. This will help reduce pain and swelling.
Always take your medicine as directed. Over-the-counter medications may be taken for pain.
If you are given a tetanus shot, your arm may get swollen, red, and warm to the touch at the injection site. This is a normal reaction to the medicine.
If you are given a splint for your nose, try to keep it dry and do not remove it until your doctor gives the go-ahead.
You may be allowed to take the splint off to shower. Ask your doctor whether this is okay.


may be one day!
u can try salt with water to reduce it soon!
cold water also works
good luck!

The Lama
Are you Marsha Brady? Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!

put an ice pack on it..the swelling will go down in a few hours it works for me : )


Mac Boswell
Well if you got the black eyes too, that will take a week or so to go away.Sorry

Q cumber
it's possible that you broke the cartilage, it's very delicate.

ice it up and the swelling should go down in several hours...

Put ice on it =D maybe 2 days

marsha marsha marsha!

♥♪Little Miss Know-it-All♥♫
one word : Ice!! Ice, ice,ice,ice,ice,ice,ice,ice!!!!! It will go down much quicker if ice is on it. Maybe it will take a few hours or 20 minutes or a day. Depends.

Use Ice, some more ice and when you can't take it anymore...put some more ice on it. That is the only way to keep the swelling down. The swelling should go down in a few hours. I'm sorry about your injury.

ice on for 15 min, ice off for 10, then ice in for 15 repeat until swelling comes down. if black circles form under your eye(s) your nose is broken, I would also recconend using frozen peas, or corn instaed of ice packs or cubes, they don't melt and will form fit the nose more comfortably!

Get a bag of frozen peas or vegetables to use as an ice pack. If it is just your nose, then it may look worse tomorrow, but should be much better in 48 hours.... keep the ice on it, for as long as the ice doesn't hurt.

If you have bruising, such as black eyes, the swelling will still go down in about 48 - 72 hours, but the bruising may not go away for about 4 - 6 days.

Some Person
a couple of days tops, unless u really got nailed and u broke ur nose. if u broke it it might be a while

Depends on how bad the initial injury was. I had a hit on the nose and eye which took abou t 10 days to get back to normal.

Hooligan..............................LO... I swear I was going to say the same thing!

Wait it out a couple of hours. Be sure to put plenty of ice on it. Good luck!

Awww, your poor dose. I dote doe how long before the swelling goes dowd. I depeds od how bad you got whopped. But all will be well eventually, and you'll have an amusing story to tell your children some day.

if it is broken then it will take some time otherwise it will go soon.

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