Pinch The Soft Part Of The Nose
When individuals experience nosebleeds, one of the most common reactions is to pinch the nose. Clinical trials have indeed shown that pinching the nose can help restrict blood flow and shorten the duration of nosebleeds when done correctly. Individuals should use their thumb and forefinger to firmly pinch the soft cartilaginous parts of the nose just below the bridge and not the hard, bony parts. Nosebleeds usually occur in the soft part of the nose, and patients can try spraying the nose with a medicated nasal spray before applying pressure to the soft part to help stop the bleeding. If the bleeding has not stopped after twenty minutes of pinching the nose, medical help should be sought.