The Nosebudd Icepack

 - Sep 10, 2008
References: nosebudd & inventorspot
Young children find nose bleeds distressing. For them, it is an all too common occurrence. A cold compress of sorts works well to stop the bleeding. The Nosebudd is a product that can deliver the cold in a more localised manner than the common remedies like a bag of ice, an ice cube wrapped in a small towel or even a bag of frozen vegetables. The child’s face is not subjected to numbing cold - just the nose. It’s also easy for the child to use.

The reusable gel-filled product is stored in the freezer for at least 30-45 minutes before application. The Nosebudd has to be pinched on the nose for up to 5 minutes.

The Nosebudd was invented by Steve Riedle who suffers from hemophilia, a blood clotting disorder. He survived into adulthood unlike three of his brothers. His eureka moment came several years ago when he developed a nose bleed while shoveling snow. He packed a snowball around his nose and the bleeding quickly stopped. His innovation has been patented and available for sale.