How To Quickly Stop A Nosebleed
As some people may know from my posts, I don’t like to post First Aid related topics unless it’s something that I have had first hand experience in. In this case, my son had an episode in the middle of the night and I used some of the techniques I was familiar with to treat him.
The first thing to do when someone has a nosebleed is to lean him or her forward, and pinch the fleshy part of the nose right below the bony bridge (not the fleshy part right above the nostrils) for at least a minute. The pressure from pinching the nose should be enough to stop the bleeding.
However, sometimes the nose may still continue to bleed even after the one minute of pressure. Its possible that there is a clot in the nose preventing the stoppage of blood flow. If that happens, try having the person blow really hard to remove the clot. This is a really gross procedure but it’s a quick way to stop a nosebleed. When my son’s nose was bleeding, the pressure I applied was uncomfortable for him and in the end didn’t stop the nosebleed. I moved on to step two and had him blow hard. The clot came right out and the nosebleed stopped instantly.
If no clot comes out then try pinching the top of the nose again for another minute with slightly more pressure than the first time.
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