Emergencies and First Aid - How to Stop a Nosebleed

How to Stop a Nosebleed

  1. •Firmly pinch the entire soft part of the nose just above the nostrils.
  2. •Sit and lean forward (this will ensure that blood and other secretions do not go down your throat).
  3. •Breathe through your mouth.
  4. Hold this position for 5 minutes. If bleeding continues, hold the position for an additional 10 minutes. If bleeding does not stop, go to the emergency department.

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