When to go to hospital

Go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department if:

  • you have a nosebleedthat won't stop
  • you have an open wound over your nose
  • clear fluid is trickling from your nose (this could indicate a serious head injury )
  • you have a severe headache
  • you have neck pain or a stiff neck especially if there is numbness or tingling in your arms
  • you have problems with your vision,such as blurred or double vision
  • you have other symptoms of a severe head injury
  • you can feel or see a swelling (a blood clot) in your septum this needs to be drained as soon as possible

Find yournearest A&E department .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018