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eMedicine, Epistaxis -
Epistaxis is defined as acute hemorrhage from the nostril, nasal
cavity, or nasopharynx. It is a frequent ED complaint and often
promotes significant anxiety in patients and clinicians. However,
more than 90% of patients who present to the ED with epistaxis may
be successfully treated by an emergency physician (EP). Article by
Todd Rothenhaus, MD
Epistaxis - Overview of Epistaxis. Nose bleeds are very
common. The majority are controlled
by time and direct pressure.
Immediate Response Training
- Your aim should be to: Control blood loss & maintain a clear airway.
bleeds - reviews the cause, first aid, prevention, precautions, and when to go to an emergency
department for a nosebleed.
Nose Bleeds - Care and Prevention.
Most nose bleeds are mere nuisances; but some are quite
frightening, and a few are even life threatening.
- "The doctor said I wouldn't have so many nosebleeds if I kept my finger outta there." - Ralph Wiggums, The
Nose Bleeds (Epitaxis)
- Children often have a few isolated nosebleeds, but repeated nosebleeds will mean a trip to the doctor.
Nosebleeds in children -
A nose starts to bleed when one of the small veins in its lining bursts. Another reason could be that the
child has pushed something inside their nose. NetDoctor.co.uk
Bleeds in Pregnancy - Nose bleeds
are quite common in pregnancy because of hormonal changes.
Nose Bleeds: Overlooked
Causes and Treatments of Epistaxis - Reviews often
overlooked causes of nose bleeds (epistaxis) including vitamin K deficiencies, antibiotic usage and bleeding
Nosebleeds- What to Do
When Your Nose Bleeds - Information from Your Family
Doctor. Nosebleeds: What to Do When Your Nose Bleeds.
SC Nosebleeds -
This site offers first aid for nosebleeds and questions to ask to determine level of emergency care needed.
TeenOutReach.com Health: Nose Bleeds -
17 Hints to Stop the Flow.
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