When to see your GP

Contact your GP if:

  • the pain gets worse or is not relieved by ordinary painkillers (your GP may be able to prescribe a stronger painkiller)
  • the swelling doesn't go down after a few days
  • the swelling has gone down, but you stillfind it difficult tobreathe throughyour nose
  • yournose looks crooked
  • you havenosebleeds that keep coming and going
  • you have a high temperature (fever)

It's important not to delay seeing your GP for too long if you have any concerns. If further treatment is necessary, this is most successful if carried out within a week or two of the injury.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018