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Child fell on nose, swollen and bruised nose. Could it be healing?

Hi. My 6 year old son fell out of bed while sleeping 2 weeks ago. He landed directly on his nose . It bled, but not too much and not for too long. He went back to sleep 30 minutes later with minimal pain. He woke up the next day with little to no pain, but very swollen and bruised (nose and face). I brought him to the doctor who said it was not broken (bridge and profile were straight and looked good on the inside). Anyway, 2+ weeks later it s still not completely back to normal. It s slightly swollen (looks puffy to me) and there s a small bruise still across just below the bridge. I think it looks wider too. Most people I ask say it looks normal again, but as his mom I can tell it s different. Could it still be healing or is this mos likely just his new nose? Any advice? Thanks!
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You should go for x ray PNS view and CT scan brain to rule out any fracture of nasal bone.
You should also consult with ENT surgeon and plastic surgeon for better recovery.
Persisting swelling and pain indicates some sort of bone injury.
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Harish Naik's  Response
Welcome to HCM.

As you have mentioned there is no pain and swelling, i think it is healing and he should be fine. If you want clarify, i advice you to see physician, as it is difficult to say without examination and also after examination if physician feels some treatment is required he will prescribe.

Hope I have provided the information you needed.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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