Sit down, lean forward and pinch the soft part of your nose together. Do this for 5-10 minutes or until bleeding stops.
Relax and breath through your mouth while doing this.
Placing a folded piece of wet paper towel under your upper lip may also help stop the bleeding.
Do not lean backwards and pinch to stop the bleeding.
Consult a physician if the bleeding ceases to stop.
Submitted by Mark Manross who is a doctoral student in the Health and Physical Education Program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!