The most common cause of a nasal fracture is an accident, injury, or trauma. Patients may experience intense pain, swelling, and bleeding after a nasal fracture, and they may notice that it is more difficult to breathe out of their noses. At The Barranco Clinic, our ENT experts can carefully address your breathing issues and repair your nose, improving both form and function.

Nasal Fracture Treatment

Our team will first perform diagnostic testing to determine the extent of the damage to the nose. We may utilize x-rays, CT scans, and other imaging tests during this process. In some cases, the nose can be repositioned on the spot using local anesthesia if the fracture is addressed early enough.

If the nose bends to one side, or the septum has deviated, surgery may be the best option to fix the problem. A surgical procedure can improve the patient’s overall quality of life by restoring proper breathing and addressing the cosmetic aspects of the fracture.

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About Nasal Fractures

Nasal fractures can cause a flurry of problems as the patient struggles to deal with changes in their appearance and their breathing at the same time. The shape and angle of the nose may be altered, and on top of that, the patient may begin to experience headaches, nosebleeds, and other symptoms related to a deviated septum.

Nasal Fracture Symptoms

  • Pain and discomfort 
  • Nosebleeds 
  • Swelling 
  • Breathing problems 
  • Bruising around the eyes 
  • Distorted nasal shape 
  • Deviated septum 
  • Sleeping problems 

Who is Affected by Nasal Fractures?

Nasal fractures can occur at any time for both children and adults. The cause is typically an injury or an accident. This may involve falling down, getting in a car accident, or engaging in an altercation where one person is struck by a blow from another person.

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides comprehensive ENT care for patients in and around Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. We are devoted to quality services that exceed your expectations. Our practice is founded on the following core principles:

Personalized Treatment

We focus on each client as an individual instead of offering cookie-cutter solutions to common problems. We take the time necessary to learn about your goals, concerns, and wishes for improvement. Successful results are based on this foundation of customized care and personalized attention.

Top-rated Physician Network

All of our doctors and surgeons are specialists and subspecialists in their chosen fields and provide hundreds of years of combined expertise and skill.

Continuity of Care

We provide a complete treatment plan that extends well past the moment when you walk out the door. We follow up with you to ensure your long-term well-being and happiness with your results. An atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration pervades our practice, ensuring a seamless and restorative patient experience.

Community Investment

We invest in our community by giving back at every level. We extend our generosity to those in need by offering valuable resources, medical solutions, and essential items to at-risk populations.

FAQs

Will icing a nasal fracture help?

In the short term, ice can help mitigate swelling related to a nasal fracture.

Can you develop a deviated septum from a nasal fracture?

A deviated septum is a common symptom of a nasal fracture.

Is surgery the only solution for a deviated septum?

While medication can help in the short term to relieve symptoms of discomfort, only a surgical procedure can permanently correct a deviated septum.

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