A broken nose is much like any other broken bone in the body. It takes time to heal properly and for the pain and swelling to go down. So, if you’ve experienced this injury recently, you’ll want to know what the usual broken nose cartilage healing time is.
Typically, it would take a week or so for the swelling to disappear following your injury. While it is common to experience some nasty bruising over the nose and under the eyes, it only takes a couple of weeks for this to disappear. The worst of the healing will be taken care of in around three weeks in most cases.
What should you bear in mind during the broken nose cartilage healing time?
A broken nose will usually heal faster than some other bones in the body. Around three weeks is given as the typical time on the NHS website, and most injuries will be easy to deal with at home. However, if you have a nosebleed that doesn’t stop, clear fluid leaking from your nose or problems breathing, or if your nose is no longer straight, you should seek medical help as soon as possible.
Incidentally, if you think a third party caused your accident and this is what broke your nose, you should see your GP at the very least. This is because it means your injury will be officially recognised and recorded in your medical history. This can be accessed later if you decide there is a chance to claim compensation for what happened to you.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you want to know more
Even though the worst aspect of the broken nose cartilage healing time is over in about three weeks in most cases, you should refrain from doing anything strenuous in that time. If you regularly play contact sports, these should be avoided for about six weeks. Depending on what you do for a living, you might need to stop working for a time as well.
Calling 0800 689 0500 is a good idea if you want to know if Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a no-win, no-fee* claim. You can also call via your mobile on 0333 500 0993 if you wish. Whatever way you get in touch, our team is waiting to see if they can help you make a claim.