How To Stop A Nosebleed
Stop a Nosebleed. Don't suffer unnecessarily with this common complaint. Our expert advice shows the correct way to stop the discomfort of a nose bleed.
Step 1: Pinch your nose firmly
Sit down and pinch your nose firmly just below the bridge with your thumb and index finger.
Step 2: Lean your head forward
Lean your head forward and breathe through your mouth, maintaining the pressure for ten minutes.
Step 3: Continue to apply pressure
If the bleeding has not stopped, apply pressure for another 10 minutes.
Step 4: WARNING
Whatever you do don't tip your head back since this will result in you swallowing blood. Or stick a key on the back of your neck… that's just an old wives' tale!
Step 5: Seek medical advice
Bleeding should stop in 30 mins, but avoid bending down or blowing your nose for the next 12h. If bleeding does not stop, seek medical advice