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Anyone have tips on stopping a nosebleed?

(8 Posts)
juniperdewdrop Tue 03-May-05 20:01:27

Dh has one and it won't stop. It isn't bleeding heavily just he's trying to eat and it's the first time I've cooked since last Wednesday

juniperdewdrop Tue 03-May-05 20:01:42

Maybe all the take outs have caused it

beansprout Tue 03-May-05 20:02:19

Lean him forward and pinch the bridge of his nose. Do NOT lean him back - the blood will just go into his throat!

beansprout Tue 03-May-05 20:02:56

It can take a while to stop, so give it 10-15 mins. If it doesn't stop, call NHS Direct.

hunkermunker Tue 03-May-05 20:05:30

Lean forwards, put frozen peas in a teatowel and rest it on the back of his neck (cools the blood going into your head - sounds weird, works though!) and cold water or ice on the bridge of your nose (also pinch there).

I used to get 10 a day in the summer when I was younger - had my nose cauterised twice and it didn't work!

Also, try having him blow his nose, not too hard, but I often found there was a big clotty plug that wass just oozing blood (sorry - tmi!) and my nose wasn't actually properly really bleeding. Or even if it was, it stopped far faster after a bit of a blow

My worst nosebleed choked me with blood even leaning forwards - it lasted two hours and if it hadn't stopped, I'd have gone to hospital - I was really scared by the end!

juniperdewdrop Wed 04-May-05 14:16:38

thanks for this, sorry I didn't reply. His nosebleed stopped after a few mins

Pomi Wed 04-May-05 15:28:23

Though it is late but i like to write that in Pakistan when someone has nose bleeding they wash their head with cold water and it stops atonce.

juniperdewdrop Wed 04-May-05 16:26:38

Ooooooo will tell him to do that next time Pomi. So should he go in the shower or just pour it over in the sink? He does get them a fair bit tbh but not as much as he used to.

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