Bleeding actually helps to clean your wound of impurities, but too much bleeding can be dangerous. Usually, small cuts and scrapes will stop bleeding on their own. Bleeding from wounds on your leg and arm can be slowed by raising your limb above your heart.Wounds on the face, head and mouth tend to bleed the most because there are so many blood vessels in that area. You can help to stop bleeding by applying firm pressure on the cut with a cloth for 20 to 30 minutes. If your bleeding persists, you should contact your doctor.
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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredOne saying in surgery is that "all bleeding eventually stops." It is very important to apply constant pressure for at least 30 minutes and recheck the bleeding. If it persists you should immediately consult your physician or surgeon. Cold compression with ice packs may also help.