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Hi my nose is bleeding ?
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Treat easily
Nose bleeds can be treated easily.
First sit upright, pinch your nostrils shut for 5 - 10 minutes, don't bend down or pick your nose after the bleeding stops. If bleeding starts you can use a cotton ball soaked with afrin nasal spray. If the bleeding cannot be control in 20 minutes you should seek care immediately.

In brief: Treat easily
Nose bleeds can be treated easily.
First sit upright, pinch your nostrils shut for 5 - 10 minutes, don't bend down or pick your nose after the bleeding stops. If bleeding starts you can use a cotton ball soaked with afrin nasal spray. If the bleeding cannot be control in 20 minutes you should seek care immediately.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
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. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Nose is Bleeding
Nose bleeding is very common, especially in the drier winter months or during allergy flare ups, head colds, or anything else that irritates the nose.
I recommend pinching the nostril for up to twenty minutes, hold your head forward over the sink or toilet ... And wait. After bleeding has stopped, gently blow your nose to remove the clots. If bleeding does not stop, seek medical care.

In brief: Nose is Bleeding
Nose bleeding is very common, especially in the drier winter months or during allergy flare ups, head colds, or anything else that irritates the nose.
I recommend pinching the nostril for up to twenty minutes, hold your head forward over the sink or toilet ... And wait. After bleeding has stopped, gently blow your nose to remove the clots. If bleeding does not stop, seek medical care.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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