Epistaxis: bleeding from the nostril, nasal cavity, or nasopharynx
Classified as either anterior or posterior
Anterior epistaxis is from the anterior nasal septum, usually is venous fr...
Frequency and duration
Laterality of the nosebleed
Local trauma (nose picking, foreign body)
Upper respiratory tract infection
Medications or drug use
Elevate the head forward.
Direct pressure, applied by gently squeezing the nostrils for 5 to 15 minutes, is usually sufficient to stop most nosebleeds.
Nosebleeds are easily controlled and self-limited in most cases.
Referral to an otorhinolaryngologist is indicated for patients with specific local abnormalities, ...
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12441001 Epistaxis (disorder)
232354002 Anterior epistaxis
232355001 Posterior epistaxis
232356000 Traumatic epistaxis
Q: How should I explain to a child to stop a nosebleed that occurs at home?
A: The child or parent should apply pressure by compressing the lateral cartilaginous surface of the external nose togeth...
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