What is the self-treatment for minor epistaxis (nosebleed)?

Updated: May 08, 2020
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The following simple instructions for self-treatment for minor epistaxis should be provided:

  • Apply firm digital pressure for 5-10 minutes.

  • Use an ice pack.

  • Practice deep, relaxed breathing.

  • Use a topical vasoconstrictor.

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