Blowout Fracture of the Orbit Home Care
Home care for a blowout fracture of the orbit includes:
- Avoid blowing your nose:
- The increased pressure can force air from the sinus into the soft tissue surrounding the eye
- Apply a cold compress:
- Wrap ice in a moist hand towel. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.
- Apply for 20-30 minutes, every 1-2 hours, for the first day.
- Do not lie flat for at least 48 hours. (elevate head of bed)
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Avoid aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories:
- May drugs may promote bleeding
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
Blowout Fracture of the Orbit Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have a blowout fracture of the orbit and any of the following:
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