If you broke your nose, would you know any broken nose first aid tips to follow? The things you do immediately following an accident where you suffer a blow to your face can make all the difference to your recovery and to how you feel in the days immediately following the blow.
Some broken noses will trigger nosebleeds. If this happens, pinch the end of the nose just above your nostrils while tipping your head forwards. Use a tissue to soak up the blood. If it doesn’t stop, you’ll need to seek medical advice. A broken nose doesn’t always lead to a nosebleed, but that doesn’t mean there may not be other damage.
Check the appearance of your nose
Does your nose look different from how it did before? If so, you shouldn’t try to put it right yourself. A bent nose must be treated early as medical professionals can help set it straight again so it heals in the right position. If you have difficulty breathing out of your nose, seek advice. It could simply be swelling that has caused this, but it might also indicate other problems that should be corrected at this early stage.
Keep an eye on your symptoms in the first few days following your accident, too. Experiencing swelling, bruising and other similar things is quite common and should be expected. However, if you have symptoms that don’t get better in those first days following the blow to your nose, it would be time to get further treatment and advice.
Once you have received broken nose first aid, get advice about a claim, too
There is a good place for broken nose first aid, this much is certain. But you can also benefit from advice concerning the chances of claiming compensation for your injury. Perhaps you are certain someone else was at fault, or you might be unsure.
Whatever situation you are in, a quick call to 0800 689 0500 (or on 0333 500 0993 on a mobile phone) makes good sense. Accident Advice Helpline has provided no-obligation advice to thousands of people like you for over 16 years now. There is a chance we may help you claim compensation by making a no-win, no-fee claim, too. If so, one of our experienced personal injury lawyers could soon take your case for you, so call us today.