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S: A Rought Hit

FC: Nosebleeds

1: A Rough Hit By:MelodyGregory

2: It was a cold, miserable day in the middle of winter. Alex was at her last soccer game of the season. The team they were playing was one of the best in the state! She was trying to do her best to beat this team. Alex wanted to win so bad!

3: She was playing defense when suddenly this one girl kicked the ball so hard it hit Alex directly in the nose. Her nose started bleeding, and her coach ran to her immediately as he saw what had happened.

4: Her coach rushed over to her and said, "You have a nosebleed. We need to find help right now.

5: I want you to have the proper procedure so we can get you playing as soon as possible."

6: After waiting five minutes for help, Alex and her coach decided to fix the situation themselves.

7: Her coach told her to run off the field, and sit on the bench. He said, "Breath through your nose and tilt your head back. If the bleeding does not stop within 15 minutes then keep trying. We can solve this problem without help."

8: Help finally arrived and they asked, "What are you doing? I need to teach you how to handle this safely. You are doing this completely wrong! You are putting this young girl in a risky situation!"

9: He said, "You should never tilt your head back, doing so may cause the person the choke as blood runs down the back of the throat. You need to stay quiet, and do not run, walk, talk, or blow your nose. Lean your head forward, and use a protective barrier by pressing on the bleeding nostril. You need to maintain pressure for 15 minutes, and if it does not stop bleeding then repeat.

10: He told us that a nosebleed should stop after 15 minutes, if not we should seek additional help. There were only a few long term effects though. He said kidney failure, high blood pressure, hemophilia, and concussions. He said that if I be very careful next time, nothing bad will happen.

12: Citations: Bronson, Mary H. and Don Merki. Glencoe Health. New York: McGraw Hill, 2005. "Nosebleed." J. Ricker Polsdorfer, MD. and Rebecca J. Frey, PhD. The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. 3rd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 5 vols. Pictures Courtesy of Yahoo Images.

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