Medicine: Nosebleeds

A punched nose will usually stop bleeding if it is held between thumb and finger for a few moments, if cold water is sloshed into the face, if something cold is pressed against the back of the neck.

A more persistent nosebleed will usually yield, if the patient half reclines, keeps still, has cold cloths applied to his forehead. A wad of gauze may also be stuffed into the bleeding nostril.

There are, however, people who continue to bleed at the nose despite all procedures and medication. The bleeding is a lifelong habit with them....

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