Injury -Nasal injuries and its first aid

Nasal injuries

A blow to the nose causes nasal injuries, as in boxing sport. The condition is diagnosed by the following features.

  1. There is pain and tenderness over the nasal bones. Swelling may be present over the site of the injury.
  2. There is bleeding from the nose.
  3. A deformity is felt on running a finger down the front of the nose.
  4. The nasal bones may be deviated to one side or depressed.

First aid

  1. Control local hemorrhage by pinching the nose between finger, the head held forward.
  2. In case if bleeding is severe a cotton ball or compress may be placed inside-the nostril.
  3. Send him to a hospital immediately.

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