Nose bleeding

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- Apr 25, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Hello,
I am 13 years old.
Earlier at school my friend had a problem ; nose bleeding abundantly.

We did not know what to do and at a point in time she started lacking of air.

I would like to know if she needs to tilt her head back or forward please?

Thanks a lot
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Hello,
*Ask the casualty to sit down
*Advise them to tilt their head forwards to allow the blood to drain from the nostrils
*Ask the casualty to breathe through their mouth (this will also have a calming effect) and to pinch the soft part of the nose
*Reassure and help if necessary
*Tell the casualty to keep pinching their nose
*Advise them not to speak, swallow, cough, spit or sniff because this may disturb blood clots that may have formed in the nose
*After 10 minutes, tell the casualty to release the pressure. If the bleeding has not stopped, tell them to reapply the pressure for two further periods of 10 minutes
*Once the bleeding has stopped and with the casualty still leaning forwards, clean around their nose with lukewarm water
*Advise the casualty to rest quietly for a few hours. Tell them to avoid exertion and in particular, not to blow their nose, because these actions will disturb any clots.
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