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Should I use a tourniquet if the bleeding seems severe?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Never apply a tourniquet.
It can cause permanent damage and is not as effective as direct pressure applied to the site of bleeding.

In brief: No.

Never apply a tourniquet.
It can cause permanent damage and is not as effective as direct pressure applied to the site of bleeding.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
only if bleeding is so severe that it is life threatening in blood loss
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