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Dealing with Nosebleeds on Your Honeymoon

Dealing with Nosebleeds on Your Honeymoon

Nosebleeds are very common, and more often than none they are just a mere nuisance rather than a medical problem. And what worse timing of that nuisance happening than on your honeymoon!

 

Just in case you did face a nosebleed on your honeymoon, here is how you can take care of it:

 

  • Sit upright and lean forward. By remaining upright, you reduce blood pressure in the veins of your nose. This discourages further bleeding. Sitting forward will also help you avoid swallowing blood, which can irritate your stomach.
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  • Pinch your nose. Use your thumb and index finger to pinch your nostrils shut. Breathe through your mouth. Continue to pinch for 5 to 10 minutes. Pinching sends pressure to the bleeding point on the nasal septum and often stops the flow of blood.
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  • To prevent re-bleeding: Don't pick or blow your nose and don't bend down for several hours after the bleeding episode. During this time, remember to keep your head higher than the level of your heart.
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  • If re-bleeding occurs: Blow out forcefully to clear your nose of blood clots and spray both sides of your nose with a decongestant nasal spray containing oxymetazoline (Afrin, Mucinex Moisture Smart, or others). Pinch your nose again as described above and call your doctor.

 

Seek medical care immediately if:

 

  • The bleeding lasts for more than 20 minutes.
  • The nosebleed follows an accident, a fall or an injury to your head, including a punch in the face that may have broken your nose.
  • You experience frequent nosebleeds.
  • You're experiencing nasal bleeding and are taking blood thinners.

 

Source: Mayo Clinic