First Aid Box

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If you are having a nosebleed you should:

  • sit down and firmly pinch the soft part of your nasal cavity, just above your nostrils, together for 10 minutes
  • lean forward and breathe through your mouth leaning forward drains the blood down your nose instead of down the back of your throat
  • maintain the pressure on your nose for 15 minutes (time this on the clock) so that the blood clots
  • place a covered ice pack on your cheek to help soothe the area, the bleeding should stop and not start again, unless your nose is knocked or picked
  • avoid blowing your nose and strenuous activity for at least 12 hours after a nosebleed.

Avoid hot drinks for a few hours after that. Try also not to wipe your nose too much, or to sneeze. If the bleeding persists, consult your doctor.


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