After breaking your nose, you should rest, ice it and keep your head elevated, says MedlinePlus.
When caring for a broken nose at home, MedlinePlus reminds people:
- Do not remove any packing or splints unless instructed by your doctor.
- Take hot showers to breathe in the steam.
- Clean the inside of your nose with a cotton swab.
- Avoid heavy lifting and sports until your nose heals.
- If you take any medicine nasally, talk to your doctor first.