Nose emergencies include nosebleeds, an object lodged in the nose, and a broken nose.
A fractured nose is the most common facial fracture. It usually results from a blunt injury and is often associated with other facial fractures. The bruised appearance usually disappears after 2 weeks.
Nose injuries and neck injuries are often seen together because a blow that is forceful enough to injure the nose may be hard enough to injure the neck.
Serious nose injuries cause problems that require immediate professional attention. However, for minor nose injuries, the doctor may prefer to see the injured person after the swelling subsides.
Nosebleeds are very common. A nosebleed may be caused by trauma such as nose picking, forceful nose blowing, direct impact to the nose, and other actions. A nosebleed may also be caused by irritation or dryness of the lining of the nose, which may occur with low humidity and dry environment, allergic rhinitis...
Expectations after surgery
A splint (metal or plastic) will be applied externally to maintain the newly shaped bony structure when the surgery is complete. Soft plastic splints or nasal packs may also be placed within the nostrils to stabilize the septum (the dividing wall between the air passages).
Immediately following surgery, the nose and face will be swollen and painful. Headaches are common. Pain medications will control these discomforts.
Swelling and bruising around the eyes will increase and reach a peak after 2 or 3 days. Keeping the head raised (elevated) and placing cold compresses to the eyes can help reduce the swelling. Within 2 weeks, most of the swelling and bruising disappears. Some subtle swelling remains for several months, but this is generally unnoticeable to anyone but the patient.
During the first few days, minor bleeding from the nose is common. Do not blow the nose, pick the nose, or i...
Is there a difference between chronic daily migraine and chronic daily headaches? If so, what?
I am working with a therapist who is not familiar with migraines, much less chronic migraines and definitely not chronic daily migraines. I have provided him the three articles from this site recommended by Teri Robert. But I do not know how to explain chronic daily migraines because I know his focus will be on the literature that states it is essentially impossible to have daily migraines because a migraine does not last longer than 72 hours or if it does, you are experiencing something much more severe. Thanks, GL.
Most doctors follow the "gold standard" of the International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, Third Edition (ICHD-3), for diagnosing migraines and other headache disorders. This provides a uniformity in diagnostic criteria and helps eliminate confusion. Neither chronic daily headache...
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