I'm having a very Marcia Brady day ("oh my nose!") Actually, this all started yesterday morning. I co-sleep with my 14 mo and he was sitting up in bed next to me as I was waking up. Then he suddenly fell backwards (I am sure expecting to have a fun bouncy landing on the bed) and he hit my nose. It made a loud crack. My DH could hear it and was horrified. LOL! It hurt, for sure... but there was no blood so I didn't give it much thought. The pain passed within an hour or so.
Then by midafternoon I had an intense headache. I ended up going to bed early as my head felt like it was going to explode. This morning, when I woke up, I saw a bruise across the bridge of my nose and when I run my finger down my nose I feel a bump on the bridge that wasn't there before. I still have a bad headache, but I think it is getting better and not worse at this point.
So... is it possible I broke my nose? Keep in mind, at no point did I bleed... Could the loud "crack" have another cause - like cartilage popping?
Obviously, I'd really prefer to not go to the doctor if I don't need to... but I don't want to miss a window of opportunity to help my nose heal properly (if it would need to be set or something). I'm having a hard time believing it is broken, there is only very minor bruising and no external bleeding. But, this headache is a killer.
Anyone have something similar happen to them? Any advice on home remedies? Or should I be calling the doctor?
Thanks so much!