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Asian Summer Heat + Nose Bleed

Monday, April 23, 2007

Last Tuesday, April 17, the hottest Philippine temperature was recorded at 37°C. We asians usually hate the summer heat since there are alot of sun throughout the year even during December - January which is supposed to have a cool weather due to the melting snow coming from the northern part of the world.

With this kind of summer weather, it is not uncommon to see someone having a nose bleed. Just like this one:

Hahaha! I'm Just kidding!

Ok. OK. Like I was saying during this season that nose bleeding due to the heat is common. It can be scary -- but try to stay calm. Most nosebleeds look much worse than they really are. Almost all nosebleeds can be treated at home.

What to Do

If you get a nosebleed, sit down and lean slightly forward. Keeping your head above your heart will make your nose bleed less. Lean forward so the blood will drain out of your nose instead of down the back of your throat. If you lean back, you may swallow the blood. This can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Use your thumb and index finger to squeeze together the soft portion of your nose. This area is located between the end of your nose and the hard, bony ridge that forms the bridge of your nose. Keep holding your nose until the bleeding stops. Don't let go for at least 5 minutes. If it's still bleeding, hold it again for 10 minutes straight.

You can also place a cold compress or an ice pack across the bridge of your nose.

Once the bleeding stops, don't do anything that may make it start again, such as bending over or blowing your nose.

Are Nosebleed Serious?

Family Doctor said

"Most aren't. Most nosebleeds occur in the front part of the nose and stop in a few minutes.

A few nosebleeds stem from large vessels in the back of the nose. These nosebleeds can be dangerous. They may occur after an injury. This type of nosebleed is more common in the elderly and is often due to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, daily aspirin use or bleeding disorders. Usually, the older the patient, the more serious the nosebleed."

Now, unless you are Manny Pacquiao who boxes and speak english at the same time. Then that's another thing.

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