A broken nose, also called a nasal fracture or nose fracture, is a break or crack in the bone or cartilage of nose. These breaks typically occur over the bridge of the nose or in the septum, which is the area that divides nostrils.
A sudden impact to nose is the most common cause of a break. Broken noses often occur with other facial or neck injuries. Common causes of broken noses include:
Accidents can happen to anyone, so everyone has a risk of experiencing a broken nose at some point in their lives. Certain activities, however, can increase risk of a nasal fracture.
People who participate in most contact sports are at increased risk for a broken nose. Some contact sports include:
Other activities that can put at risk include:
It’s ideal if facial trauma is evaluated immediately to fully assess the extent of injuries. People often don’t realize all of the structures that can be affected by facial injury and a broken nose. It’s easier to fix a broken or fractured nose within one to two weeks of the injury. After an injury to nose.
Arnica - Arnica is the most commonly used medications, and is the first choice for any injury, even though it is not a fracture. Arnica helps to relieve pain and swelling after any injuries or wound. Remember that Arnica only helps to reduce swelling and to some extent pain (pain can be reduced only if the broken bones are aligned together). Arnica 30c can be given 3 to 4 times a day.
Calcarea Phosphorica - If the reunion and healing of bones take longer time or the bones are not healed as expected, then Calcarea phosphorica is a remedy. Depending on the severity.
Symphytum - Symphytum is a remedy for bone and cartilages. This remedy facilitates the union of broken bones, promotes the callus formation, and acts well in reducing the pricking pain caused due to injury.
Hypericum - This remedy is useful when the facture has occured in the nerve-rich areas of our body like toes, fingers, or spine. Hypericum will help to reduce the tingling or sharp pain caused by nerve injury.
Bryonia - Bryonia is another useful remedy that can be given when the pain persists on slightest movement after treating the fractured bone. Usually, such patients are irritable and prefer to stay alone.