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Nose Bleeds

Nose bleeds

Dryness also predisposes to nasal bleeding, especially in children who may traumatize their nasal lining. Fortunately, more than 90% of nose bleeds occur on the front dividing wall of the nose; consequently, it is easily treated. With the victim sitting upright with the head forward apply pressure to both sides of the front of the external nose for 5 minutes (by the clock!). If you shorten the time you may have to start over. After the bleeding has stopped, apply a water-based ointment (eg, KY jelly) to cover the raw area three times a day for three days.