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How to Handle a Nosebleed

how to handle a nosebleed

Nosebleeds can be very common and can happen to anyone. This can be caused by a variety of reasons such as really cold or really hot weather with dry air, allergies, trauma, injuries and many others. While nose bleeds are not serious, they can be alarming a person experiencing the nosebleed can easily panic. Here you can learn more information about how to handle a nosebleed.

Here are some steps to follow when handling a nosebleed:

The first step required when someone is having a nosebleed is to maintain a calm, both the person who is having the nosebleed but also all the people surrounding the person. It must be reassured that the person is sitting upright and slightly leaning forward so they can avoid swallowing any blood.

Another step that can be very useful, is to pinch the soft part of the nose and apply some pressure for about ten minutes. This step can be very useful for stopping the bleeding.

Moreover, ice can be very useful. When applying ice and compressing it to the bridge of the nose, it constricts the blood vessels and reduces the swelling. This step can also help the bleeding to stop but also ease any discomfort.

Blowing the nose is a very bad idea. Blowing the nose can cause more bleeding and it is best to avoid it until the bleeding is stopped completely.

If the bleeding is continuing for more than twenty minutes, then it is best to seek medical attention. Especially if the person has any signs of headache, dizziness or even difficulty breathing you must ask for the help of a medical professional, go to the hospital or call an ambulance.

If you follow the above steps, you will be able to stop the nose bleeding and can continue with your day since they are not anything serious. If the nosebleeds continue for longer than expected then it is best to ask for help about your situation. Lastly, If the nosebleeds are something regular then, it is best to seek the advice of a medical professional. Get in contact with Cyprus First Aid and learn more information.