Almost all people have experienced bleeding from their nose at least once in their life, which can be really frightening, but it’s not a sign of something serious and it can be treated at home.
The bleeding most commonly occurs from only one nostril. However, if the bleeding is severe, the blood will fill up the nostril on the affected side and as a result overflow within the nasopharynx, spilling into the other nostril to cause bleeding from the both sides.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR NOSEBLEEDS. FIRST AID & EMERGENCIES
PINCH THE NOSE
According to Top 10 Home Remedies, the easiest way to stop the bleeding is to pinch the nose, because it sends pressure to the bleeding point in the nasal septum and that helps stop immediately the blood flow.
- Make sure to sit up straight with your head tilted slightly forward. Be cautious since titling the head backwards can be very dangerous and lead to vomiting.
- Next, pinch the soft part of the nose below the bony bridge.
- Hold it for 5 to 10 minutes, while breathing through your mouth.
- After that, release gently the pressure and sit quietly for another 5 minutes.
- If it’s necessary, repeat the method until the bleeding stops.
Note: Don’t lay flat, instead tilt your head back or put your head between your legs. Moreover, you must also blow your nose.
It may sound unbelievable to you, but onions are also a great solution for nose bleeding since they have a blood clotting agent and they are a rich source of both Vitamin C and bioflavonoids which strengthen the damaged blood vessels.
Take one onion and cut it in thick slices. After that, press one slice under your nose and inhale. As a result of its properties, the bleeding will stop after several minutes.
Put 2-3 drops of freshly extracted onion juice in each nostril. Repeat as needed.
How Stuff Works recommends ice for nose bleeding since it has the ability to constrict the blood vessels. Moreover, if the nose is injured, it reduces inflammation.
All you have to do is to place some crushed ice into a plastic zipper-type bag and cover it with a towel. After that, you should place the compress on the bridge of your nose and hold well until the bleeding stops.
If the bleeding doesn’t stop, then you should visit your doctor.
Seek medical advice if:
- The bleeding is heavy and you have lost a lot of blood
- The bleeding continues for longer than 20 minutes
- You swallow a large amount of blood that makes you vomit
- You are having difficulty breathing
- A child under the age of two has a nosebleed
- You have nosebleeds that regularly come and go
The nosebleed developed after some serious injury, such as a car crash.