Sit upright, lean the body forward, and tilt the head slightly
Firmly pinch the soft end of the nose just above the nostrils
(openings) for about 10 to 15 minutes. Breathe through your mouth.
After 10 to 15 minutes, release nostrils slowly. Rest before
returning to activity.
If the nosebleed continues or restarts, gently blow out any clots
and reapply pressure for another 10 to 15 minutes. Or, a cotton
ball soaked in Afrin® nose spray can be placed in the bleeding
nostril (opening), following which the soft end of the nose is
again pinched closed. The cotton ball can be removed in 15 to 20
If the bleeding will not stop, call your doctor or go to the
Emergency Room. Also call your doctor or go to the Emergency Room
The nosebleed was caused by an injury and if the nose looks
crooked or broken.
There is a lot of swelling and it is difficult to breathe.