FIRST AID tips: NOSEBLEEDS
Most people lean back
when they have a nosebleed, but that’s not the correct way to treat this ailment.
Stop the bleeding
Sit up straight and lean forward slightly. Firmly pinch the nose with your thumb
and index finger. Apply pressure for five minutes—and don’t cheat every few
minutes to see if the bleeding has stopped. After five minutes, if your nose is still
bleeding, repeat the process.
Monitor the situation
Don’t blow your nose for the next few hours, and try to keep your head higher than your heart to prevent another nosebleed. If bleeding starts again, blow your nose to remove any blood, then try spraying with a nasal decongestant. Pinch your nose again for five to 10 minutes.
See a doctor
Sources: Mayoclinic.com and Webmd.com. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a doctor with any
questions regarding a medical condition.
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