Nosebleed is a common condition that can happen to adults or children at any age. It’s quite scary to see blood dripping from your nose or see another person with blood coming out of their nose but it’s really nothing serious. Nosebleeds can be easily treated without medication and cases that require medical intervention are very rare.
To stop your nosebleed, you simply have to:
Remain calm, sit-up straight and slightly lean your head forward to prevent you from swallowing blood.
Pinch your nose using your thumb and index finger. Keep the pressure on your nose by keeping it pinched for about 10 minutes. Breathe through your mouth while doing this.
This method effectively stops most nosebleed cases. If bleeding lasts for more than 20 minutes or if the nosebleed is caused by an accident that may result to a broken nose like a head injury, fall, or punch in the face, then immediate medical care is needed.
To prevent further irritation that may cause your nose to bleed again, try to avoid sneezing or picking your nose for about 24 hours. You should also keep yourself from bending down a few hours after your nosebleed. There are nasal saline sprays and lubricating gels and ointment that you can also use to help in healing tissues and keep nasal passages moist.
Consult you doctor if you experience frequent nosebleed or if you are taking blood thinners such as aspirin etc.