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How to stop a nosebleed

PUT THE SQUEEZE ON IT Ľ Very often nosebleeds occur due to low humidity, allergies, colds, or injuries to the nose. Hereís how to stop the flow

  • Sit up with your head titled slightly forward.

  • With your thumb and index finger, firmly squeeze the soft part of your nose jus above the nostrils but beneath the bridge, which is where nosebleeds usually start

  • Apply pressure for 5 minutes. (Granted, itís a long times, but it usually takes at lease 2 to 3 minutes for the bleeding to stop.) if bleeding continues, squeeze for another 5 to 10 minutes.

When to see a doctor

If these tactics fail to do the trick, call your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room. And if you have frequent nosebleeds be sure to tell your doctor. Repeated and heavy nosebleeds can be a symptom of a health problem, such as a blood disorder.




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