Got a Bloody Nose? 5 Things You Need to Know to Stop the Flow! by Dr. Bridget Boyd
Cold air and indoor heat can dry and irritate the nose. What should you do if you or your child gets a bloody nose? Don’t panic. Nosebleeds are normal and usually not indicative of anything serious.
- Tilt the head forward and apply firm pressure by pinching the soft part of the lower nose between thumb and forefinger for 10 minutes.
- A common mistake is to tilt the head back. This causes blood to flow to the stomach, which can cause irritation and vomiting.
- If bleeding continues, put Vaseline on a gauze in the nostril and apply pressure for an additional 10 minutes.
Call your doctor if it persists.
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