Q. I have read in your column that people put keys down the back of the neck to stop a nosebleed. This is extremely unclear. What does “drop them down the back of the neck” mean? I interpret this as dangling them DOWN someone’s throat. Could that be possible? It seems quite a choking risk to me!
A. DO NOT put keys down your throat! They should go down the back of the neck under the shirt collar. Take a look at the photo on our Web site for clarification (www.peoplespharmacy.com).
A reader recently shared this story: “I am a teacher and students in my room get frequent nosebleeds. Our school nurse drops her keys down the backs of these students and it works perfectly! I have even done it in the classroom to avoid disruptions! I have had a 100 percent success rate!”