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What can be done at home to treat nosebleeds?

First aid for simple nosebleeds includes: pinching the soft portion of the nose, below the bridge of the nose, for 10 minutes; leaning forward slightly to prevent any blood from entering the back of the throat, and; applying ice to the bridge of the nose. Once the bleeding has been controlled, to prevent another episode, avoid bending over, hot showers, and picking or blowing the nose.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Rectal bleeding (blood in stools)

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