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How do you stop the common nosebleed?
Most people who develop nose bleeding can handle the problem without the
need of a treatment by a health-care professional if they follow the step-by-step first aid recommendations below
on how to stop a nosebleed:
Pinch all the soft parts of the nose together between
the thumb and index finger.
Press firmly toward the face - compressing the
pinched parts of the nose against the bones of the face.
Lean forward slightly with the head tilted forward. Leaning back or tilting the head back allows the blood to run back into
the sinuses and throat and can cause gagging or inhaling the blood.
Hold the nose for at least five minutes. Repeat as necessary until the nose has stopped bleeding.
Sit quietly, keeping the head higher than the level of the heart. Do not lay flat or put your head between your legs.
Apply ice (wrapped in a towel) to nose and cheeks.