When you are faced with a nosebleed sit down, lean forward and firmly pinch the fleshy part of your nostrils shut for lo minutes.
If the bleeding doesn't stop, hold an ice pack or cold compress to the bridge of your nose while continuing to pinch the nostrils.
Do not speak, swallow or spit. Let any blood dribble out into a tissue or bowl.
If bleeding does not stop after 30 minutes, or recurs, seek medical help.