Nosebleeds are common and usually minor emergencies that result from facial injuries, nose infections or high blood pressure. Here’s how to treat them:

- Sit up so that blood trickling down your throat doesn’t get into your lungs.
- Apply pressure to stop the bleeding by pinching your nostrils or by placing a clean wad of cloth or tissue between your upper gums and the underside of your upper lip and then pressing on it.
- Keep calm and quiet – anxiety can raise blood pressure and increase bleeding.
- Hold an icepack on your nose.
- If your nose  still doesn’t stop bleeding, get medical help.