Nose Still Hurts When Pressed After 5 Days Of Being Hit?
Good evening,, I want to askrnMy nose was hit and it caused pain in the nose until there was swelling in the nose area, I was bleeding but not much, and finally the nose becomes sore and painful inside, if it hits the touch still hurts. For that punch, it’s been about 5 days. Will it have serious effects on my nose or is it just a minor injury?rnThank you…
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Mechanical injuries to the nose, ie due to blows, can indeed leave pain, swelling, and bleeding. Some of these complaints can feel temporary, but can also last for days after the injury.
If you still feel pain and soreness in your nose for up to 5 days after the injury, then it is possible that this could be caused by a laceration (tear) on the skin of the nose (it can be on the inside or outside of the nasal cavity). Depending on the extent and depth of the tear, this condition can heal in a short time but can also be slow.
In addition, the pain that you experience can also arise due to a broken nasal bone. As is known, the nasal bone is composed of 2 parts, namely the front which is the soft bone (cartilage) and the back which is the hard bone. Fractures of the nasal bone can occur in this part of the bone. In addition to pain, there may also be an asymmetrical shape of the nasal bones, swelling, and bruising (bluish).
In order to evaluate exactly which condition is causing your complaint, an immediate physical examination as well as a radiological examination, such as an X-ray or CT scan, is required. That way, treatment can be tailored to the conditions you experience. The doctor may also refer you to an ENT specialist for further treatment.
At this time, you should not touch or apply excessive pressure to the painful nasal area. Take painkillers, such as paracetamol, to reduce pain. Elevate your head while sleeping and apply ice packs to reduce pain, swelling, and bleeding.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah