A nosebleed can be a pretty scary experience. You’re losing blood from a wound you can’t see, and there seems to be more of it than there actually is.
The good news is that most nosebleeds are harmless and very common, with more than 60% of the population having at least 1 nosebleed throughout their life. The bad news is that they can still be messy, especially if you’re panicking.
The first thing you should do is calm down (although, that’s always easier said than done) and keep the following tips in mind:
- Sit down and pinch the soft part of your nose, just above the nostrils. Wait for between 10 and 15 minutes, as most bleeds will cease in this time.
- Lean forward and try to breathe through your mouth.
- Avoid lying down.
- Use a cold pack on the bridge of your nose.
You can use tissues to soak up the blood but Nampons are much more effective. These FDA-registered pads help to absorb the blood while providing gentle pressure and promoting clogging. Just insert one of the individually-packed Nampons into the nostrils, wait for it to work its magic, and then remove.
It will stop the nosebleed and won’t reopen the wound when it is removed.
Each Nampon includes a hypoallergenic clotting agent that has been used by hospitals, doctors, and first responders across the United States. It provides fast and effective relief and can stop the bleed quickly.
When to Seek Medical Help?
Once the blood soaks into your shirt or tissue, it can look like you’ve just opened a major artery, when in reality you may have only lost a few milliliters.
It’s normal to panic, especially if there is no direct or immediately obvious cause, but most nosebleeds are perfectly innocuous and there is rarely anything to worry about.
You should seek emergency care if you are unable to stop the blood flow after 15 minutes. You may also want to book an appointment with your doctor if you experience regular nosebleeds.