First Aid Friday - Managing nose bleeds
Nose bleeds are more common than you might realise. They can occur for a variety of reasons and are fairly easy to manage.
Here's some quick tips on what to do if suffering a nose bleed:
- Sit up and tilt your head forward slightly.
- Pinch below the bridge of your nose for 10 minutes.
- Apply an ice pack to the forehead or back of your neck (wrap this up in a towel).
- If the blood nose has occurred due to an injury, is frequent or long lasting please seek medical attention.
If medical help is required you can visit one of our Apollo Health by St John centres within the Perth metropolitan area.
For details about our centres please visit: www.apollohealth.biz