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How can you stop the bleeding from a broken nose?

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To stop the bleeding from a broken nose:

  • Sit up – don’t lie down or lean back. Your nose needs to stay higher than your heart.
  • Lean forward so the blood won’t run into the back of your throat.
  • Pinch the soft part of your nose with your thumb and index finger, and hold it tightly for 5 minutes.
  • If the bleeding hasn’t stopped, pinch your nose again for 10 more minutes.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Broken Nose.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Nasal fractures,” “Nosebleeds,” “Nose Surgery.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Broken Nose.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Broken Nose.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Nasal fractures,” “Nosebleeds,” “Nose Surgery.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Broken Nose.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2019

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