To treat someone with a nosebleed, ask them to:
- Sit down and lean their head forward.
- Using the thumb and index finger, firmly press or pinch the nostrils closed.
- Continue to apply this pressure continuously for five minutes.
- Check and repeat until the bleeding stops.
If you have nitrile of vinyl gloves, you can press or pinch their nostril closed for them.
If the nosebleed continues for 20 minutes or longer, seek emergency medical care. The person should also receive follow-up care if an injury caused the nosebleed.