04 August, 2011

First aid; What if someone has a bleeding nose?


These tips are general recommendations for an emergency. Not intended to replace professional classes in first aid and resuscitation.

 A nosebleed or epistaxis occurs when you break one of the small blood vessels in the mucous membrane of the nose, for different reasons.

To stop bleeding pressure must be made ​​directly on the bleeding nostril and against the nasal septum for 5 to 10 minutes. The head is tilted forward to avoid swallowing or aspiration of blood or clots. The patient must breathe through the mouth.

If bleeding continues, it is necessary to go to an emergency department. If a person has repeated nosebleeds and intense, you should see your physician for the problem.

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