Surefire Solution for Nosebleeds

June 1, 2005

The next time a young patient presents with epistaxis, try this approach. Thoroughly soak several cotton balls with phenylephrine, and pack them in the bleeding nostril.

The next time a young patient presents with epistaxis, try this approach. Thoroughly soak several cotton balls with phenylephrine, and pack them in the bleeding nostril. The cotton balls act as packing and the phenylephrine helps stop the bleeding by constricting the ruptured blood vessels.


--- Ben Edwards, MD
China Spring, Tex