The nosebleeds they are very common and most occur due to cold or minor irritations . These hemorrhages They can be alarming for some patients, but they are rarely life-threatening.

There are two types of nosebleeds :

1. Previous nosebleed : the normal of these hemorrhages is that they are on the tip of the partition , starting to flow blood by one of the nostrils . These hemorrhages they can, in principle, be controlled without any difficulty.

2. Posterior nasal bleeding : occur in the upper part of the partition or within the nose and the blood it falls towards the mouth and throat. These can present more difficulties when controlling them.

To learn more about the causes of a nosebleed , and the techniques to control it, in GetQoralHealth we present you an illustrative video of practicopedia:

Control a hemorrhage It is not very difficult, especially when it is the first type, which usually do not present complications:

1. The first thing we should do is sit down to avoid dizziness and we will gently tighten the tip of the nose , closing the nostrils . 2. The time that we should be like this is from 5 to 10 minutes, avoiding checking before time if you have stopped the bleeding . 3. The person should lean forward, should breathe through the mouth, so we avoid swallowing blood . 4. Apply ice or cold cloths on the nasal septum .

Once controlled, do not rummage through the nose and breathe gently. Another thing that you should not do to prevent the bleeding again occur, is to lift heavy things smoke . If there is any other complication, go immediately to a emergency service .

Video Medicine: What to do during a nosebleed (May 2022).