How to stop nosebleeds
Health / / December 19, 2019
Nosebleeds usually do not cause pain, but discomfort from them much more. Tips doctor at Harvard Medical School will help to quickly stop the bleeding from the nose, without the use of available tools.
You probably know a few ways to stop nosebleeds. For example, put ice on the neck or forehead - one of the most common techniques, but it is not as effective in practice. Firstly, the ice is not always at hand. Blood can go on the street or on public transport. Secondly, the desired effect does not provide application of ice.
Better to heed the advice of professionals. IN videoPublished in the blog of the Harvard School of Medicine, Dr. Howard Levine (Howard LeWine) demonstrates how to stop nasal bleeding without the use of available tools:
- Do not throw back his head, slightly slide the chin forward.
- First, take a deep breath and exhale through the mouth. This will help to lower blood pressure and a little calm down.
- Place the thumb and index finger on both sides of the nose - the higher, the better. Then, lightly pressing the nose wings, slide your fingers down until he found the groove. Firmly press both sides of the nose to the wall - plate, which divides the nasal cavity into two halves.
- Keep your fingers with slight pressure until the bleeding stops. If it does not slow down, move your fingers a little higher or lower, and repeat the procedure.
- Hold the fingers in this position for at least five minutes. If blood still goes on, repeat the procedure, holding his nose for another five minutes. This time should be enough to stop the bleeding completely.
If bleeding fails to stop after 5-10 minutes, it is better to call an ambulance.