If you are having a nosebleed you should:

  • Sit down and firmly pinch the soft part of your nasal cavity, just above your nostrils, together for 10 minutes
  • Lean forward and breathe through your mouth, leaning forward drains the blood down your nose instead of down the back of your throat
  • Maintain the pressure on your nose for 15 minutes (time this on the clock) in order for the blood to clot
  • Place a covered ice pack on your cheek to help soothe the area, the bleeding should stop and not start again, unless your nose is knocked or picked
  • Avoid blowing your nose and strenuous activity for at least 12 hours after a nosebleed
  • Avoid hot drinks for a few hours after that

Try also not to wipe your nose too much, or to sneeze. If the bleeding persists, consult your doctor.

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