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Epistaxis

  

Nosebleed, also known as a epistaxis, is the common occurrence of bleeding from the nose.


Assessment and management

Consider clotting status

First aid (described in Patient Information Leaflet)

Perhaps prescribe Naseptin to reduce recurrence

Cautery if available

Referral

Urgent Care Clinic

Urgent care clinic is for acute uncontrolled epistaxis – contact ENT on call via switchboard.

Routine Clinic

Chronic epistaxis, (repeated dribbling epistaxis that is self limiting or responds to first aid measures (ice and pressure)) can be referred for assessment to our main clinic

 

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