THIS Is the Right Way to Deal With a Nosebleed

Getting a nosebleed can be a complete mess. So what do you do when you get one? Most of us can admit to immediately tilting our heads back to alleviate the flow of blood rushing out of our nose. But is it the right way to do it? This is the right way to deal with a nose bleed. Dr Ben Lam, who is a resident physician at Raffles Medical Hong Kong, says that spontaneous nosebleeds are most apparent in people whose nasal lining is thin. Some may have this from birth, while others may have it as an outcome of medication or using nasal spray too much. He also says that people with high blood pressure who get a nose bleed may find that the bleeding is more difficult to control, though there is no clear reason as to why. During a nosebleed, blood comes from the front or back of the nose, though typically the blood begins in the anterior part of the nose in a region called the Little's area, where four arteries meet. "Tilting the head back during a nosebleed is not recommended because this position causes the blood to run backwards and down the throat," Lam explains. "When blood runs down the throat, it may potentially flow down the airway and cause choking. If the blood is swallowed, it will enter the stomach and may cause irritation. This local irritation can cause nausea, and even pain and vomiting." So how SHOULD you treat a nosebleed then? For starters, stay calm and sit down Lam says. Then, slightly tilt your head forward, apply firm pressure to the soft part of your nose and wait for the bleeding to subside, which should take 10 to 15 minutes max. If it doesn't, however, then you need to seek medical help. And as for what you should never do, you should steer clear of plugging your nose because this could create blood to flow backwards into your throat and become a serious concern. Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_114150" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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