What happens when somebody close to you encounter nose bleed/nose bleeding? Instead of panicking and doing the wrong things, please keep in mind that nose bleeds can become a serious problem if not treated properly.
What causes nose bleeds actually? Nose bleeds/bleeding can be caused by several things, for example punch on the nose, irritation of mucous membranes in the nose for repeatedly trying to remove something from the nasal cavity, or due to infection.
According to Stanley M. Zildo as quoted from his book entitled ‘First Aid, First Aid and How to Correct Handling of Emergency’, most nosebleeds that occur in children are not dangerous. But if they occur in the elderly or adults, this can be a serious problem and need medical attention.
When you meet a bloody nose or a nosebleed happens near you, remember to keep calm and do the first aid for nosebleed :
1. Ask the victim to sit with the body leaning forward. Keep the mouth open so that blood does not close the respiratory tract.
2. Pinch on the nose for 15 minutes. Press under the nasal bone at the edges, remove it slowly.
3. Check the bleed. After 10 minutes have passed, release the pinching and determine whether its still bleeding. If blood is still flowing, resume pinching for another 10 minutes.
4. Apply a cold compress over the bridge of the victim’s nose. If pinching doesn’t seem to be stopping the bleeding, a cold compress will cause blood vessels to constrict, slowing the bleeding.
5. If the bleeding continues and there are indications of fracture, immediately take the victim to the emergency care unit.
Hope this information is useful. Just remember. Keep calm and start the first aid actions above !