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Nose emergency

  • Prevention

    To prevent a recurrence of nosebleed:

    • Use a lubricant such as Vaseline in the nose at night to help keep the inside of the nose moist.
    • Avoid blowing the nose for 24 hours.
    • Avoid hot beverages, alcohol use, smoking, and aspirin for at least 1 week.
    • Avoid physical exertion for a day.
    • Breathe through the mouth as much as possible.
    • Elevate the head with pillows when lying down.
    • Sneeze with the mouth open.
    • Try not to touch the nose at all for 24 hours.