In the Know About Broken Noses

June 2, 2006

A broken nose can result in a greatdeal of swelling and discomfort-andoften bleeding as well.

 

A broken nose can result in a great deal of swelling and discomfort-and often bleeding as well. An over-thecounter nasal vasoconstrictor can reduce the swelling to permit easier breathing and greater comfort. It can also reduce bleeding. Instruct patients to limit vasoconstrictor use to 2 or 3 days to avoid dependence.
-Richard Honaker, MD
  Carrollton, Tex

 

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