• First aid to the rescue when in case of emergency

    December 11, 2016

    First Aid at Nosebleed

    A bloody nose or a nosebleed can be caused by several things, such as blow on the nose, irritation of the nasal mucous membrane for repeatedly trying to remove something from the nasal cavity, or due to an infection.

    According to Stanley M. Zildo as quoted from his book entitled 'First Aid, How to Properly First Aid and Emergency', Most nosebleeds that occur in children are not dangerous. However, if they occur in a parent or an adult, it can be a serious problem and require medical attention.

    When met a bloody nose or a nosebleed, do any of the following:

    1. Ask the victim to sit with the body leaning forward. Keep your mouth to remain open so that blood does not close the airway.

    2. Pinch the nose for 15 minutes. Press down on the edges of nasal bone, remove it slowly.

    3. Do not let the victim melesitkan snot. If bleeding continues, push the nose again for 5 minutes and make sure the victim does not swallow the blood out.

    4. Take a wet cloth or ice wrapped in a cloth. Stick it on the face of the victim's nose and narrow the blood vessels.

    5. If the bleeding continues and there are indications of fracture, immediately brought to the emergency care unit.

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