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How To Stop A Nosebleed


This video is on how to stop a nosebleed or nose bleeds. Looking at what causes nosebleeds and first aid.


We have had quite a few messages on this weeks video topic so without further-ado here it is. I really hope my tips help you and always remember you’re awesome!


WHAT IS A NOSE BLEED:

Nosebleeds aren't usually a sign of anything serious. They're common, particularly in children, and most can be easily treated at home. Nosebleeds can be frightening, but they aren't usually a sign of anything serious and can often be treated at home.


The medical name for a nosebleed is epistaxis. During a nosebleed, blood flows from one or both nostrils. It can be heavy or light and last from a few seconds to 15 minutes or more.


The inside of the nose is delicate and nosebleeds happen when it's damaged. This can be caused by:

• Picking your nose

• Blowing your nose too hard

• The inside of your nose being too dry (because of a change in air temperature)


HOW TO STOP A NOSE BLEED:

• Sit or stand upright (don't lie down)

• Pinch your nose just above your nostrils for 10 to 15 minutes

• Lean forward and breathe through your mouth

• Place an icepack (or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a teatowel) at the top of your nose


WHAT TO DO AFTER A NOSE BLEED STOPS:

After a nosebleed, for 24 hours try not to:

• Blow your nose

• Pick your nose

• Drink hot drinks or alcohol

• Do any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise

• Pick any scabs


WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR:

• A child under 2 years old has a nosebleed

• You have regular nosebleeds

• You have symptoms of anaemia – such as a faster heartbeat (palpitations), shortness of breath and pale skin

• You're taking a blood-thinning medicine, such as warfarin, rivaroxaban and many more.

• You have a condition that means your blood can't clot properly, such as haemophilia Your GP might want to test you for haemophilia or for other conditions such as anaemia.


WHEN TO GET EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT:

• Your nosebleed lasts longer than 10 to 15 minutes

• The bleeding seems excessive

• You're swallowing a large amount of blood that makes you vomit

• The bleeding started after a blow to your head

• You're feeling weak or dizzy

• You're having difficulty breathing


OTHER CAUSES OF NOSE BLEEDS:

Nosebleeds that need medical attention can come from deeper inside the nose and usually affect adults. They can be caused by:

• An injury or broken nose

• High blood pressure

• Conditions that affect the blood vessels or how the blood clots

• Certain medicines, like warfarin

• Sometimes the cause of a nosebleed is unknown.


Certain people are more prone to getting nosebleeds, including:

• Children (they usually grow out of them by 11)

• Elderly people

• Pregnant women



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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.




Want to see more videos about everything health and pharmacy? Let me know in the comments below. Subscribe for new videos ▶https://www.youtube.com/c/AbrahamThePharmacist


Lets Connect:

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About Me:

Prescribing Media Pharmacist | Extreme Optimist | Bringing Science Through New Videos Every Week - Monday 4PM(GMT) YouTube.


I'm a prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy.



Disclaimer:

This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


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