Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mary | 2011/06/07

Q.

Broken nose?

My 5 yr old fell onto his nose 4 days ago. There now seems to be some bruising on the one side and under his eye. Does this mean it is broken or not necessarily? Do I need to take him to a doctor. He is not in any pain and it didn''t bleed when he fell.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son does not appear to have broken his nose from our description here. He seems to have a bit of a black eye due to the fall and he has no pain. You do not mention if he has any swelling of his nose. If he does not then it is very unlikely that he has broken his nose.

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