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Stopping nosebleeds: a pinch will usually do the trick
- By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health
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Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health
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Nosebleeds is very common specially in hot areas or it is found in a person having high temperature as compare to a normal body temperature. My elder brother has the same problem in summer when he spends his all day out. He intakes milk water in order to stop while nose bleeding.
Expanding on the article from JAMA about Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and letting your readers know that packing the nose with gauze will work just as well as more invasive efforts was a great idea. The techniques you describe in this post are simple and easy to apply. Dr. Howard LeWine´s video is clear and to the point. Thanks!
Thank you for useful information
Another old method of stopping chronic nosebleeds: Cauterization through the use of caustic chemicals to burn the blood vessels shut. It was done to me at a young age, and I have problems to this day (dry left nostril to the point of pain sometimes.
Nod your head ahead. This stops the circulation of blood stream from going down the back of your neck.
Great tips for stopping nose bleeds. I’ll be sharing this on our Facebook Monday. We’re a health center in central florida and tips like this a great for patients.
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