Treating Symptoms

  1. Stop bleeding

Never have person lie down or tilt head back

  • Leaning person forward sitting in the upward person
  • Firmly pinch nose below bone
  • Apply pressure for at least 5 minutes (repeat process if still bleeding)

Call Doctor

  • If breathing is of issue
  • Blood loss from nose for more than 10 minutes
  • Severe head or face injury
  • Person has a bleeding disorder and/or is on medication such as blood thinners, warfarin (Coumadin), dabigatran (Pradaxa) rivaroxaban (Xarelto), fondaparinux sodium (Arixtra) or aspirin.
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