How is epistaxis treated prior to anterior nasal packing?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Eric Goralnick, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Airway, breathing, and circulation (ABCs) take priority in the acute management of epistaxis. Less invasive approaches to controlling epistaxis should be attempted before anterior nasal packing is initiated. [5, 6, 7]

Go to Surgery for Pediatric Epistaxis for complete information on this topic.


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