A 39-year-old member asked:
how to stop your nose bleed easily?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John McClay answered
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Nosebleeds occur for a variety of reasons. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in the front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps stop it, since pressure is applied. In adults, it can also be posteriorly, so pinching helps in fewer cases. Lean head forward, not backward, so you do not swallow the blood. May need scope to evaluate for nasal mass and blood work to check if okay.
Answered on Oct 30, 2012
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