Pilgrim’s Health

Nosebleed

  • ​​​Bending slightly forward while sitting or standing, avoiding lying down, or tilting the head back, because that will cause swallowing blood, and vomiting.
  • Pressing the nose from the cartilaginous part (non-bone) on both sides, while avoiding pressure on one side only, even if the bleeding is on one side only.
  • Press the nose for at least five minutes for children, and 10 to 15 minutes for adults.
  • Cold compresses or an ice pack can be placed on the nose, as it helps the blood vessels constrict.
  • Repeat previous steps if the bleeding does not stop, while applying pressure on the nose for a period of no less than 30 minutes. If the bleeding does not stop, you should go to the emergency immediately.​

Last Update : 23 June 2022 04:15 AM
Reading times :

All Rights Reserved – Ministry of Health – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ©