It is recommended that anyone with a broken nose see a medical professional for treatment. If you are in an emergency situation where medical attention is not possible, it would be in your best interest to learn basic first-aid techniques. Improper handling of a broken nose could cause severe injuries to the person in question, so be aware of the safest way to set and tape the nose until medical help is available.
Things You'll Need
- Medical tape
Assess the injury to be sure it can be taped. If the person is severely disfigured, unable to breathe, or there is any bone or cartilage protruding from the injury, do not treat the person. Surgery is usually needed to set the nose in these cases.
Drain the blood from inside the nose. Ask the injured person to sit upright with his head forward.
Move the nose back into its proper place and stuff some gauze into the nose to keep it stable.
Place medical tape across the bridge of the nose, on the outside, to prevent the nose from slipping back into a displaced position.
Tips & Warnings
- Do not attempt to use this procedure for anyone unless medical attention is impossible to obtain.
How to Wear a Nasal Cannula Comfortably
Patients suffering from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) may be prescribed supplemental oxygen delivered through large oxygen concentrators for use in the...
How to Treat a Broken Nose
A ball comes out of nowhere and hits your child in the face. You know from the crying that it's painful, but...
How to Make a Witch's Nose for a Costume
How to Make a Witch's Nose. Spice up your witch costume with this green nose.
How to Tape a Broken Toe
Whether tripping over the cat or jamming your foot against a door, many of us have experienced the excruciating pain of a...
How to Realign a Broken Nose
A slightly crooked nose can sometimes complement a face by making it more interesting. A very broken nose is just an eyesore....
How to Tell If You Broke Your Nose
A broken nose is extremely painful. You may not even know that you have a broken nose at first, because some symptoms...