Nose Bleed

What is Nose Bleed?

Nose bleed (epitasis) usually occurs when there is rupture of the capillaries within the nasal cavity.

What causes Nose Bleed?

  • Injury or trauma to the nose
  • Extreme dry or cold air
  • Forceful blowing of the nose
  • Repeated sneezing attacks
  • Tumors or growths in the nasal cavity

What you should do?

Do not panic during an episode of nose bleed.

Immediate care:

  • Make the person sit and bend forwards
  • Ask the person to breathe through the mouth and pinch just below the hard part of nose for 10 minutes
  • Continue to pinch the nose and get an ice pack to be placed on the forehead between the eyes
  • After 10 minutes, stop pinching the nose and observe whether the bleeding has stopped. If bleeding persists, continue to pinch the nose for another 10 minutes
  • Avoid sneezing, blowing and picking the nose
  • Go to the nearest clinic / hospital to be examined by a doctor
Last Reviewed : 28 August 2020
Writer : Dr. Nazrila Hairizan bt. Nasir
Accreditor : Dr. Wan Fadhilah bte. Wan Ismail
Reviewer : Dr. Nazhatussima bt. Suhaili