A health professional carries out a nasal swab test. Introduce the swab to your nose gently and stop when you meet resistance, a doctor advises. Photo: Shutterstock
A health professional carries out a nasal swab test. Introduce the swab to your nose gently and stop when you meet resistance, a doctor advises. Photo: Shutterstock

How to give yourself a Covid-19 nasal swab test: gently. A nosebleed is unlikely despite Hong Kong actor’s ordeal

  • Social media posts of Hong Kong actor Wong He’s bloody nose and mask after a Covid-19 test on arrival in Taiwan shouldn’t put people off home testing
  • A Hong Kong doctor says nasal swabbing is seldom harmful and explains how to do it gently and effectively. If it causes a nosebleed, react as you would normally

A health professional carries out a nasal swab test. Introduce the swab to your nose gently and stop when you meet resistance, a doctor advises. Photo: Shutterstock
A health professional carries out a nasal swab test. Introduce the swab to your nose gently and stop when you meet resistance, a doctor advises. Photo: Shutterstock
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