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Cuts and Wounds of the Nose

Children may get minor cuts, wounds, and lacerations to the outside of the nose while playing, climbing, or during sports activities. Most of these injuries can be handled at home with simple first-aid treatment.

First-aid for superficial cuts and wounds

When should I call my child's physician?

Specific treatment for cuts and wounds of the nose that require more than minor treatment at home will be determined by your child's physician. Call your child's physician for cuts and wounds of the nose that are:

Call your child's physician if:

Preventing nose injuries

The following are a few guidelines to use to help prevent nose injuries in children:

Reviewed by: Steven D. Handler, MD, MBE
Date: February 2006

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