How to Stop a Nosebleed

How can I stop a nosebleed?

For most people, nosebleeds (medically called epistaxis) are an occasional and nonserious occurrence. They may result from rubbing, picking, or blowing the nose or from breathing dry air, such as during the winter, or they can happen after injury to the nose.

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