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…. (the hard rigid part). The person now leans forward to prevent the blood from being swallowed. Swallowing blood causes stomach irritation and may lead to vomiting. Encourage the person should sit down and rest for a minimum of ten minutes. When the bleed occurs on hot days or following exercise, pressure may need to be maintained for at least twenty minutes. If bleeding continues beyond this time, seek medical advice.
Info that might one day be useful at a pub quiz night – The medical term for a nose bleed is epistaxis.
Tomorrow we look at other methods of bleeding control from the latest guideline changes to bleeding.
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