Chronic sinusitis can be very painful as the inflammation around the nose, difficulty breathing, frequent infections, and continuous nasal discharge can cause serious discomfort. Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new technique that can offer reli...
Swelling and bruising of the outer nose without a fracture is common. It can be mistaken for a broken nose. The swelling will be gone in 4 or 5 days. Then the shape of the nose will look normal. But the bruising may take 2 weeks to clear.
The nose is lined with many blood vessels that lie close to the surface where they can be injured and bleed. Nosebleeds, called epistaxis, can be messy and even scary, but often look worse than they are. Many can be treated at home, but some do re...
It can be equally scary for both parent and child to figure out how to make a nosebleed stop. As with most things, remaining calm as a parent is one of the most important things you can do as a first step to helping your child remain calm as well.
Mariann Nocera, MD, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, discusses common injuries to the nose that can occur during youth sports.
Nasal fractures, or broken noses, result from facial injuries in contact sports or falls. Injuries affecting the teeth and mouth may also affect the nose.
Children may get minor cuts, wounds, and lacerations to the outside part of the nose while playing, climbing, or participating in sports activities. Most of these injuries can be handled at home with simple first aid treatment.