Saturday, June 11, 2011

How To Stop a Nose Bleed

So you're sitting down taking a test in school, and suddenly, blood drips onto your paper. You look up, six severed dead bodies are in the ceiling. Oh wait, it was your nose, ignore the severed bodies. If you have a nose bleed, here are some tips to help you out.

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  1. Sit down, relax, and lean forward. - Keep your body straight, and your head above your heart to minimized bleeding, if you lie down, or lead too far forward, the blood will come out faster. Allow the blood to drain out, if you allow it to go into your throat by putting your head back, it can result in diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
  2. Pinch the soft spot of your nose between the bone, and the not-bone. Hold for 5 minutes, if it continues, hold for 10 minutes. Breath out your mouth, unless you enjoy inhaling blood into your lungs.
  3. Put an icepack on your forehead, or the back of your neck, not the nose.
  4. After your nosebleed is done and over with, avoid cleaning out the inside of the nose, it can break the clot and cause the nosebleed to start again
  5. If you lose alot of blood, and whatever you do, it won't stop, call an ambulance, or have someone bring you to the emergency room.
Good luck, and seriously, I'm just holding the bodies for a friend of mine.

Protip: When using icepacks wrap it with cloth to prevent frostbite.