Nosebleed, How to Stop

To stop a nosebleed : Sit up straight, and tip your head slightly forward. (Do not tilt your head back. This may cause blood to run down your throat and make you vomit.) Pinch the soft part of your nose shut with your thumb and index finger for 10 full minutes. After 10 minutes, check to see if your nose is still…

Nosebleed, How to Stop

Nosebleed, How to Stop

To stop a nosebleed:

  • Sit up straight, and tip your head slightly forward. (Do not tilt your head back. This may cause blood to run down your throat and make you vomit.)
  • Pinch the soft part of your nose shut with your thumb and index finger for 10 full minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, check to see if your nose is still bleeding. If it is, pinch it shut for 10 more minutes. Most nosebleeds will stop after 10 to 20 minutes of pressure.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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