Instructions to patients who are being treated for nosebleeds


  1. Avoid blowing your nose until given permission by your physician.
  2. Avoid lifting anything heavier than 10 or 15 pounds.
  3. Avoid bending over at the waist and generally try to keep your head higher than your heart at all times. Sleep with your head elevated.
  4. If you have to sneeze, open your mouth and let it come out. Do not try to hold it in.
  5. If your nose should bleed in spite of the packing or whatever treatment has been provided, please apply pressure to your lower nose by pinching your nostrils together tightly and holding this for 5 – 10, or even 15 minutes continuously. If you cannot stop the bleeding in this way, please contact us as soon as possible at 790-2255.
  6. Please contact us if you experience any of the following: A fever above 101, shaking chills, bleeding that lasts more than 15 minutes, weakness or lightheadedness or fainting spells.
  7. Please refrain from taking aspirin or any other product containing aspirin such as BC or Goody powders, or Alka-Seltzer.
  8. If possible, avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Advil or Motrin. Occasionally these have been known to contribute to easy bleeding.
  9. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.
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