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Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds

Bleeding from the nose can be quite alarming and the most important thing to note is that pinching the soft part of the end of the nose is the best way to stop it. Pinching high up on the bridge is not as effective.

Trauma from little fingers is the most likely cause and this can lead to a low grade infection in the nostrils which needs treating.

If the bleeds are heavy and frequent then nasal cautery might be necessary. This can be done under local anaesthetic in the outpatients.