Bleeding episodes should be treated as quickly as possible, for three main reasons:
The faster the appropriate treatment is given, the more effective it is.
Long-term damage of joints and muscles are avoided.
Some bleedings, which fortunately occur less frequently, can be life threatening, such as those occurring in the skull or in the throat.
In the event of a bleeding, remain calm and help the person bleeding to feel comfortable and safe. If it is a child, contact immediately their parents.