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Elbowed the nose, mild swelling, next day have throbbing sensation from teeth, headache, high sensitivity. Broken nose or hit on nerve?

I was accidentally elbowed in the nose last night and had minimal swelling and no bleeding, but today after being active, the throbbing sensation came and went into my two from teeth and now im getting a headache and touching it is too sensitive. How can i tell the difference between a broken nose or just hit a nerve ? And is ice best?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
On the basis of information provided it appears that you had an accidental injury over nose. I would like to tell you
If there any deformity - Possibly you have a fracture and disturtbed alignment of two components of nasal bone
If it is only swelling - it may be fracture only but the two bony segments are in alignment
Further please
1. Get an X ray done for the nose
2.How the tapping affect the swollen area - if you feel pressure/pain radiating from one point - it may be suggestive of neural pain.
I would advise you for a ENT consultation
I hope this answers your concerns. Feel free to contact me if your need more information on this

With warm regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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