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What can use for bleeding nose?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
17 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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