Specialist expertise: Endoscopic Neurosurgery, Ear, Nose and Throat, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nasal Dysfunction, Head and Neck Surgery, Rhinology.
An injury to your nose can cause damage to the skin, bone, cartilage or any combination of these.
If you have cut your skin it will need to be cleaned and closed with either sutures or self-adhesive strips. If your tetanus vaccination is not up to date (required every 10 years), it is recommended that you have an injection.
Almost half of all facial fractures are bony fractures of the nose. These can cause a lot of swelling and may take around 5 days for the swelling to reduce enough for the bones to be examined. Your doctor will check your nose to rule out a septal haematoma (see below) and an ENT specialist should check your nose within 7-10 days of your injury to see if any further treatment is required.