Nosebleeds are common and are often harmless. If you have a nosebleed following these steps might help:
- Sit upright and bend forward slightly.
- Use your thumb and forefinger to pinch the soft part of the nose just above the nostrils and breathe through your mouth.
- Hold for 10 minutes and then release the grip slowly (don't release early to check).
You may need to repeat these steps if bleeding continues, but you should see a healthcare professional if the bleeding is excessive or doesn't stop.