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Question by  responder (8)

How do you stop a nose bleed caused by an injury?

Does pinching the bridge help?


Answer by  Milette4 (900)

Make sure that you sit or lie in a position so that your head is higher than your heart, this will stem the flow of blood. Tilt your head forward and pinch the nostrils together just below the bony part of nose. Apply pressure and once the blood has stopped apply a cold compress to the nose.


Answer by  linsm (898)

Sittng with the head tilted back and pinching the nose can help stop a nose bleed or slow it down until immediate medical attention can be obtained.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Firstly bending or tilting head forward is necessary to prevent blood from obstructing the airway. Then, pressure should be applied on the soft part of nose by pinching it for 20 minutes. Sucking ice helps in blood clotting and thereby stop bleeding. Ice can be applied on forehead and at the back of the neck.

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