Nosebleed can be totally harmless and can stop by itself. Immediate measures include sitting down, bowing your head forward, and pressing your nostrils together. However, it may lead to massive loss of blood, which makes medical treatment necessary.
Nosebleed can occur spontaneously without any obvious cause, or following a trauma, chronic damage to the nasal mucosa (chemical/physical influences, drugs), or it can be symptom of a systemic condition.
Epistaxis‘ main symptom is nosebleed. Its severity can vary, depending on the bleeding’s source. Bleedings from the nasal atrium are usually slight and will stop by itself, bleedings from nose parts further behind can be very strong. Sometimes the nose might not even be the source of the bleeding; the blood may come from the oesophagus (bleeding oesophageal varices) or from a basal skull fracture. If the patient loses a lot of blood, he may feel dizzy or even faint, and there is always the risk that blood may reach the lungs (aspiration). Swallowed blood can cause nausea and diarrhoea.
It’s recommended that patients sit down, bowing their head forward, so that the blood can flow out of the nose and not into stomach or lungs. Cooling the neck and pressing the nostrils together can stop bleedings from the front part of the nose; however, it won’t work for bleedings from the back of the nose. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, or if other symptoms such as dizziness or fainting occur, a doctor should be consulted immediately. Even if the patient has an existing blood clotting disorder or takes blood-thinning medication, a visit to the doctor could be necessary to treat the source of bleeding adequately. Treatment includes desolation of the source of bleeding with heat or chemical substances, in case of arterial bleedings a ligature of vessels or usage of tamponades.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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