Please follow these simple instructions to promote full recovery.
- Do not blow your nose for the first week
- Open your mouth if you think you are going to sneeze
- Do not touch the inside of your nose
- Do not remove any splints or dressings from your nose
- Avoid a dirty, dusty or smoky atmosphere
- Refrain from working for at least two weeks
- Follow the instructions and complete the course of any medications given to you to aid the healing process
- You may experience a blood stained discharge from your nose, this is normal and should settle quite quickly
- Attend your outpatient appointment
If you experience any fresh heavy bleeding:
- Sit down and relax
- Apply an ice pack to the bridge of your nose and suck some crushed ice
- Tilt your head slightly forward to avoid swallowing any blood
- If the bleeding persists, contact the hospital
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This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.