Should A Nose X-ray Be Necessary After An Injury From Water Sports?
Good morning, 2 days ago I was on vacation to an island. There I tried to do banana boat water sports. I got on the banana boat at the very back. This type of sport, in fact, is not too extreme, it’s just that when the participant is finished, the participants are deliberately slammed into the water (dropped). When the banana boat was knocked down, my 5 friends and I fell to the left. Including friends who are right in front of me. The fall was at a shallow depth, only to my knees. When I fell into the water I felt like I was hit by something really hard, I thought it was rock. It turned out that the friend in front of me fell near me and his butt hit my nose. My vision suddenly became blurry but soon I was able to see normally. Until I stood up and one of my friends saw that my nose was bleeding a lot. At that time I didn’t feel dizzy and didn’t realize that my nose was bleeding. I just feel pain and stiffness in the nose. R n Until now my nose area still looks a little swollen. I’ve compressed with warm water. Please give me your input, what else should I do? I am afraid that there will be blood clots, or nose bones are shifting, etc. Do I need to rongent my nose too? R nThank you
Hello Unilina, Thank you for the question.
The nasal wall has several small blood vessels that break easily when there is inflammation of the nasal wall (for example due to a cold) or due to an injury such as a blow to the nose. The bleeding that occurs may be due to the rupture of these blood vessels. However, it is possible that this injury can also cause fractures of the nasal bones, depending on how strong the impact you are experiencing. To be sure, you should consult your doctor first, especially if you experience ongoing bleeding, have a hooked nose, or have difficulty breathing. The doctor will ask you questions, examine you, and take an X-ray of the nasal bones to be sure. The next treatment will be determined by the doctor depending on the condition you are experiencing. In the meantime, feel free to apply ice packs, not warm compresses, for the first 72 hours after the injury. Ice is usually applied during the first 72 hours after the injury if you have an injury to any part of your body.
Hope this information is helpful.