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what can use for bleeding nose?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Pressure....where?: We were told growing up to pinch it and lean back to stop a bloody nose, but, most bleeds occur in the front 1/3 of the nose. This is particularly true for bleeds due to dry air or sneezing. The front part of the nose gets blood flow from two vessels in the top lip. Slipping some rolled guaze between the gum and upper lip and pushing on the lip while leaning forward stops these bleeds fast!
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Hold tightly: Sit up, lean forward and put your chin on your chest. Grab the fleshy part of your nose and pinch the fleshy part against your face between your thumb and forefinger (like a clothespin). Squeeze tightly for 15 minutes and this should stop most bleeds. Do not blow your nose after this maneuver or you will blow the clot off and it will bleed again. If the bleeding doesn't stop see an md.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Fingers first!: The best way to stop most nosebleeds is to sit up or stand, lean slightly forward, and then pinch the fleshy part of your nose with your fingers on both sides for ten minutes. If that does not work, u can also soak a cotton ball with afrin (oxymetazoline) and place it in your nostril. Be careful not to put in so far that you can get it out! if you have a history of hypertension, check your BP if your nose bleeds!
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Nose bleeds: Good morning: this can be caused by several different possibilities such as a nasal polyp, a severe infection, high blood pressure and then a few other rare concerns. If this is not stopping please find a good ear, nose, and throat specialist. If the bleeding is increasing please get to an urgent care center.
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Bleeding nose: If nose is bleeding just pinch your nose for 2 minutes and see if bleeding stops .If bleeding doesn't stop or you feel blood is going into mouth go to ER ( Emergency doctor ).

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How do I stop a runny and bleeding nose?

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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Pressure : Bow your head and pinch the soft part of your nostrils for at least 10 minutes. If bleeding continues to be runny and flowing, then blow your nose to clear the blood and clots out, and apply 2 sprays of afrin (oxymetazoline) to each side of the nose and re apply pressure for another 10 minutes. Assuming your blood pressure is not too high, and you are not taking a blood thinner, this should stop the bleeding, .
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How to stop a bleeding nose?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Pressure on Location: The bleeding is typically from capillaries in an area called kiesselbach’s area, just past the body near the nares. Look it up on google images. Sitting, keeping you head up, working to calm/relax, & sustained pressure on the area (pinching nose, side to side) for long enough without moving/letting up to check (usually ~5 minutes, timed, long enough) will typically stop the oozing.
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I have a bleeding nose i would like to book a virtual consultation please help?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pick "talk with Dr.": You have posted on our information-only, free public forum. Start over and pick the "talk with doctor now" option. Nosebleeds can be due to many things that cause one of the little veins on the inside of the nose (usually the middle septum) to crack and leak temporarily. Heavy breathing in sports, hot or cold air, allergies, nose-picking, colds, flu, dry air, etc..., are some causes of nosebleed.

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