A broken nose is a common injury, usually caused by a blow to the face. Most broken noses heal naturally in two to three weeks and they can often be managed at home.

The swelling should go down within a week, and the bruising should disappear after two weeks.

This page describes the signs of a broken nose and gives advice on what to do.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017