1. Sit with your head leaning forward; 2. Pinch the nostrils shut, using your thumb and forefinger in such a way that the nose's midsection is being gently squeezed; 3. Hold for 15 minutes, breathing through your mouth; 4. At the same time, apply cold compresses to the area around your nose; 5. For the next 24 hours, make sure your head is elevated above the level of your heart; 6. Wait 24 hours before blowing your nose, lifting heavy objects or exercising.