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Medical treatment for a broken nose is usually not needed, unless there is disfigurement. For a severe broken nose medical treatment should be done within 7-10 days of the injury. Treatment for minor nosebleeds Sit up straight and tip your head slightly forward o Do not tilt your head back. This may cause blood to run down the back of your throat, and you may swallow it Breathe through the mouth Apply an ice pack to your nose, cheeks, and neck (The cold will stop bleeding and swelling) Use thumb and forefinger and firmly pinch the area shown in diagram 1 for 10 20 minutes
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Page 104 Minor cuts, Lacerations Minor cuts and lacerations usually occur on a boxer as the result of a head butt, elbow or punch in the area around the eyes. When the cut occurs the bleeding can be stopped by using: Vaseline Ice bags, No-Swells and Swabs can also be used o NOTE: The USA Boxing Technical manual also has a list of various things that can be used during competition to stop the bleeding of cuts, lacerations and nosebleeds. Treatment for minor Cut Be sure the wound is cleaned well with disinfectant swab or similar Apply plaster strip (bandage) Treatment for minor Bruise Apply bag of ice or ice pack to the bruised area for approximately for 20 minutes to speed healing and reduce swelling. After a short break, this process can be repeated. o Do not apply ice directly to the skin. Wrap the ice pack in a washcloth or towel Sprains and Strains When a strain or sprain happens it is always a good practice to seek medical attention. But until medical aid can be rendered (usually within the first 24-48 hours) use the acronym RICE: Rest the sprained/ strained area Ice for 20 minutes every hour (never place the ice directly on the skin) Compress the area with an ACE bandage, remembering not to wrap it too tightly. Elevate the area above the heart level Note: With any injury a good rule of thumb is when in doubt seek professional medical attention .” Treatment for minor Sprain Lay the athlete down on flat ground Elevate sprained area Apply ice pack or bag of ice cubes on the injured part o Do not apply more than 20 minutes at a time Use the elastic wrap to wrap the injured area, overlap the elastic wrap by one-half of the width of the wrap. Make sure the wrap does not cut off blood circulation, the wrap should be snug. If the injured athlete’s sprained area becomes cold, blue, or tingle, re- wrap. Treatment for Severe Injuries In any case of severe injuries during the training, the coach must call the emergency number immediately. Until the emergency medical personnel arrive, the coach must stay with the injured boxer all the time and not perform any treatment on the boxer.
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Page 105 Concussion Awareness A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding”, getting your “bell
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