If you have recently broken your nose, you may be wondering how to fix it without surgery. While a broken nose can often be fixed with surgery, there are also some natural remedies that can help speed up the healing process. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best tips for fixing a broken nose naturally. We will also cover how to prevent further damage and how to ease any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.
How To Fix A Broken Nose Naturally?
1. Using Honey
Honey has antibacterial properties that speed up the tissue regeneration process when applied to wounds. Besides the fact that honey has wound-healing abilities, it also helps relieve swelling and pain. It is important that the type of honey used for this purpose has to be pure (raw, unfiltered) because it contains all the nutrients needed for a successful tissue repair process.
Honey should be applied to the nose after every two hours until swelling has reduced enough to permit better airflow through it. Honey can be applied more frequently if necessary.
2. Using Castor Oil
Castor oil is extracted from castor seeds, Ricinus communis, belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. The element ricin found in castor oil is considered one of the most poisonous ones, but in its natural form, it does not have any harmful effect on humans. When used on skin it promotes increased blood flow, prevents infection, nourishes tissues, and helps reduce scarring.
When applying castor oil on the nose it should be covered with a bandage to avoid it being wiped off or smudged onto clothes or furniture around you. After several hours of having the nose covered with a bandage, take it off and wash your nose gently with mild soap and warm water so that dead skin cells can be removed. Reapply castor oil afterward. This treatment should be repeated for at least four weeks to prevent scar tissue from forming after the injury is healed.
3. Using Aloe Vera (Aloe Vera Gel)
Aloe vera has well-known wound healing properties because of its high antioxidant levels which fight free radicals that damage tissues and cause inflammation. Besides that fact, the gel from aloe vera is a good moisturizer for dry skin. It can be applied on both damaged and undamaged areas of your nose to keep it soft and moist.
Take an aloe leaf, slice it in half and peel off its thick leaves until you see the inside of the plant which resembles a green jelly-like consistency. Scoop out this substance with a spoon or use a cheesecloth to squeeze out all of its juice if you want to decrease the quantity of liquid substance used on your nose. After applying aloe vera gel onto your nose, cover it with a bandage so that this substance does not get wiped off by movements during sleep.
4. Using Honey and Castor Oil in Equal Parts
Mix 2-3 tablespoons of both pure honey and castor oil in a small container that has a lid. Apply this mixture on the nose every two hours until the swelling goes down enough to permit good airflow. Although it is not necessary, you can apply this mixture more frequently if needed.
5. Using Insta Cure No More (Rock Salt) Paste
This paste is made by mixing rock salt with enough amount of water to make it into paste-like consistency (not too runny). Once the desired consistency is reached, add some drops of lavender essential oil to prevent any infection caused by surface wounds. Spread this paste over the broken area of your nose and cover it with a bandage. Rock salt pulls out any toxins from wounds to promote a faster healing process, while lavender oil prevents possible infections from occurring because of the tools used in the procedure. This mixture can be applied on a daily basis to see visible changes after two weeks.
What Are The Symptoms Of A Broken Nose?
if part of your face swells up after you break your nose, it might be because there is internal bleeding in that area. You may also have fluid collecting in that area, which will cause swelling. Because this makes it hard for you to breathe through your nose, you’ll find yourself breathing through your mouth more often than usual.
One of the most common symptoms is pain at the point where the break occurred along with significant pain around the eyes and cheekbones. This pain might increase in intensity in the immediate aftermath of the broken nose, but it should decrease over time. If you have severe pain or if your pain doesn’t go away after a few weeks, seek medical attention to ensure that there are no complications.
After a broken nose, you might notice bruising around the eye and cheek area along with blood collecting under the skin which causes it to turn black and blue.
4. Nasal Damage
You may find that your nasal passages seem stuffy after a broken nose because part of your cartilage has been displaced. If this is not treated properly it can lead to breathing problems and other more serious conditions down the road such as snoring.
5. Nasal Drip
This is especially common for people who have broken their noses while playing sports or in some other sort of physical activity because they are likely to also get a sinus contusion after the break, which causes fluid buildup in your nasal passages.
Causes Of A Broken Nose
- The most common reason for breaking the nose is an injury during sports activities. During a fight, punch, kick, or another impact on the face, there is always some risk of damage to the nasal bone area. Contact methods include martial arts such as karate, or boxing where it’s possible to strike or receive an impact with the elbow, knee, or fist (click on this link if you want to find out more about why does “broken nose” happens when you hit yourself). Sometimes this may lead not only to bruises and abrasions but also cause fractures and dislocations of bones in the nasal cavity. This can also be a consequence of a fall, which can lead to a direct impact on the face or from hitting an object. It is important that immediately after such injuries you see a doctor, as only he will be able to identify whether there is a risk of damage to the nasal bone area with possible bruising and fracture. In some cases, it may require surgery.
- If you have a “broken nose” caused by an external force, then bruises and abrasions are usually found on the upper lip area (near the nose) and near the eyes. This also depends on how hard you hit yourself or if this happens during contact sports, etc.
- What causes “broken noses” in children? Often parents take their children for medical treatment due to congenital reasons – a baby’s nose may be flat or turned sideways, which requires correction by means of surgery. Sometimes it is a result of a birth defect called “skeletal dysplasia”. In this case, the nasal bridge is significantly narrowed and flattened, as well as the nasal bone area itself. There are different types of such abnormalities: from mild to severe cases involving additional malformations (click here if you want to read more about what causes “broken nose” in children).
- If you have a “broken nose” caused by being struck with a heavy object or falling down on something hard, then bruises and abrasions can sometimes be found on the lower eyelid. This depends on how much force was used for hitting yourself or how hard and fasts you fell.
- If the cause of “broken nose” is not an external force but a congenital condition, then you may find bruising and abrasions on some parts of the face slightly below the lower eyelid (in this case we speak about bruises around the mouth). It can be crookedness of jaws or narrowed nasal bone area with a flattened appearance of the nasal bridge. In such cases, it is necessary to look for medical assistance from a specialist orthodontist or surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery after injuries or birth defects.
How can you tell if your nose is broken?
One way to tell if your nose is broken is to look at it in a mirror and compare the two sides. A crooked nose may be a sign of a broken nose.
Are there any risks associated with using natural methods to fix a broken nose?
While there are no risks associated with using natural methods to fix a broken nose, it’s important to keep in mind that these methods may not be as effective as surgery.
How long does it usually take for a broken nose to heal naturally?
It usually takes about two weeks for a broken nose to heal naturally. However, depending on the severity of the break, it may take longer for the nose to fully heal.