After a nose injury or surgery, gauze is packed high up into the nose. It soaks up fluids that drain from the nose, such as blood. You may need to change the gauze. Or your doctor may have you leave it in place for a few days.
Your child's face may look puffy. And the skin near your child's eyes may be bruised. This may last for many days. But it will fade over time.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
July 29, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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