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Swelling and abrasion on the nose after a fall. What should be done?

My son fell in the backyard while playing soccer and hit the space between his eyes (bridge of nose ) on a wooden planter. It is now 6 hours later and there is a lot of swelling , just a small abrasion , but a lot of swelling mainly on the right side. He is acting completely normal, but I don t like how much swelling there is, should I be worried?
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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HI....thanks for writing here.Face always has a lot of blood supply and also facial skin is loose,so it is always possible that there is swelling on face after any trauma.Most of these usually resolves in 2 to 3 days.You can give him antiinflamatory drugs like combiflam and apply ice over affected area.This will produce faster results.Just go for x-ray of affected area to rule out any fracture if sweeling do not subside.
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