How to Stop a Nosebleed

Summers are back and problem of nose bleeding increased many fold. Usually nose bleeding is not harmful if it is cure as soon as possible without any delay but rarely also indicate serious medical problem. Before going to share how to stop a nosebleed at home with natural remedies, you must be aware of what cause nosebleed and some common symptoms.

What Causes Nose bleeding?

Medically, nose bleeding known as epistaxis which occur when inner lining of one’s nose is dry or hurt due to any reason like injury, high attitude, allergy, low humidity, excessive heating, cold, sneezing etc. Inner nose is very sensitive part of our body, when these vessel get disturbed due to any of the above reason or due to other cause nose start bleeding from one or both nostrils.

How to Stop a Nosebleed? Epistaxis Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
How to Stop a Nosebleed? Epistaxis Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Some medicines and blood thinner like warfarin(Coumadin) and aspirin also cause a nosebleed.

Symptoms of Nosebleed or Epistaxis?

There is only one main symptom of nose bleeding that is sudden bleeding from one or both of the nostrils. Nose bleeding is not same in all humans, some experience less flow of blood while some experience sudden rush of non stop bleeding from one or both of the nostrils and can last for few seconds to more than 10 minutes. Excessive blood dripping result in blood deficiency and cause dizziness, confusion and light headache. Here we are going to share home remedies to stop and prevent nose bleeding from happening.

Effective Home Remedies to Stop a Nosebleed at Home

Most peoples who develop nosebleed can handle problem at home by using some simple natural remedies and treatment. Here some simple recommended natural product to stop a nosebleed.

1Vinegar to Stop a Nosebleed

Take some drops of white vinegar and dilute it with some drops of water if needed. Soak small cotton and put this cotton lightly in your nostril for approx 5-10 minutes.

Mix 2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of lukewarm water and drink this solution 2-3 times a day.

2Grapes to Stop a Nosebleed

Sweet grapes juice also helps you to stop nose bleeding. Apply a few drops of sweet grapes in both of your nostril to stop bleeding.

3Fullers Earth to Stop a Nosebleed

Make a thick paste of fullers earth with small drops of water and smell this for few minutes. You may also apply this paste on forehead and nearby of your nose, this will stop your nose bleeding.

4Onion, Effective Home Remedy to Stop a Nosebleed

Take a slice of fresh onion and put it under the nose for a few minutes. Natural fumes of onion helps to clot your blood which prevent nose from bleeding.

Take a few drops of onion and sock small cotton with onion juice and place it in the nostrils for 2-4 minutes.

Effective Home Treatments to Stop a Nosebleed

Here are two simple recommended aids to cure nose bleeding at home by following simple step in systematic way.

How to Stop a Nosebleed? Epistaxis Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
How to Stop a Nosebleed? Home Treatments

5Pinch your nose

  • Sit straight and tilt your head slightly forward.
  • Pinch the soft part of your nose below the bony bridge using your index finger and thumb.
  • Follow above step for approx 5-10 minutes and breathe through your mouth during this process.
  • Release pressure gently and relax or sit quietly for 5-7 minutes.
  • Repeat the whole process until the bleeding stop.

6Cold Compress

  • Sit upright position and tilt your head backward.
  • Take some ice cube and pack in a towel.
  • Apply this ice towel on your nose bridge for approx 5-10 minutes.
  • Repeat this process as needed.
  • Do not apply ice cube directly on your nose.

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Caution: Consult your doctor if nose bleeding doesn’t stop even after using these home remedies and treatments.

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Published: 06/16/2015
Last Medical Review: 08/05/2016

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