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Smashed head, injury on the nose bridge, swelling under eye. Broken nose?

Hi there I was snow boarding yesterday it s been over 24 hours since its happen. I was going up the tee bar and when I was getting myself off it my snow pant got stuck I fell backwards smashed my head off the ground and got the tee bar in the bridge of my nose . I have had a headache since its happen my nose it a bit swollen and under my eye And the bridge are a but purple I can t touch it or anything without pain and it hurts to blink did I break my nose ?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
With the available described symptoms, there appears to be possibility of fracture of nasal bone or sift tissue injury.
Falling on snow may cause deeper injury.
You should consult with ENT surgeon/ general surgeon and should go for thorough check up.
You should go for x ray of PNS view which also includes nasal bridge.
If fracture is present then you should consult with orthopedic surgeon along with plastic surgeon.
If fracture is absent then there is high chances of soft tissue injury and it will take 10-14 days for recovery of bruise and localized swelling.
take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Grzegorz Stanko's  Response

Thank you for the query.

It is very easy to break the nose so this should always be considered. But what is more serious is head trauma which you have had. If you lost your consciousness or have any nausea, vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision or headache, there is a possibility of brain injury. That is why you should have at least neurological examination and probably head CT to make sure everything is fine. Broken nose in some cases needs a reposition.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
As far as fracture of nasal bone is concerned,only x-ray can tell about it.
As far as pain and swelling is concerned apply ice locally for two days and take anti inflammatory like ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day for 3 to 5 days.
You should be all right soon.
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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