Minor anterior nosebleed may resolve on its own with conservative treatment. Monitoring medications and adjusting dosage may minimize bleeding episodes.
Management of bloody nose includes cold compress, pinching alae against septum for 15 minutes, and nasal application of antibiotic. For recurrent, heavy bleeding, packing may be used (eg, Merocel tampon) to achieve hemostasis. Other methods include cautery or nasal balloon catheters. Treatment of recurring posterior epistaxis is more complex and may require hospitalization.
T50.995A – Adverse effect of other drugs, medicaments and biological substances, initial encounter
12441001 – Epistaxis