How do you treat a bruised nose?
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How do you treat a bruised nose?

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Treatment for a bruised nose includes cold compress, soft diet and pain medications, such as Motrin, Advil or Nuprin, according to FreeMD. Acetaminophen controls mild pain, while nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce inflammation.

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Applying a cold compress involves wrapping ice in a damp hand towel, says FreeMD. Ice must not be applied directly to the skin. The cold compress is applied for around 20 to 30 minutes every two to three hours in the first few days of the bruise. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs include ibuprofen, ketoprofen and naproxen. Narcotic pain medications are typically used for moderate to severe pain.

New Health Guide recommends the use of heat compress and vitamin K cream to treat bruises. Heat compresses can be applied after the first 24 hours following an injury. Warm compresses are used to replace ice packs, as they boost blood circulation in the bruised area. Application of heat compress involves soaking a clean washcloth in warm water and placing the washcloth on the bruise for around 15 to 20 minutes. It can be reapplied once an hour. Vitamin K cream is typically used to speed up skin healing after surgery and is also used to reduce bruising and swelling. Other suggested treatments for bruises include rest, arnica oil and witch hazel.

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