The nose is a part of the body rich in blood vessels (vascular) and is situated in a vulnerable position as it protrudes on the face. As a result, trauma to the face can cause nasal injury and bleeding. The bleeding may be profuse, or simply a minor complication. Nosebleeds can occur spontaneously when the nasal membranes dry out and crack. This is common in dry climates, or during the winter months when the air is dry and warm from household heaters
The following factors predispose people to nosebleeds:
- Trauma, including self-induced by nose picking, especially in children
- Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Use of blood thinning medications
How do you stop the common nosebleed?
Most people who develop nose bleeding can handle the problem without the need of a physician if they follow the first aid recommendations below:
- Pinch all the soft parts of the nose together between your thumb and index finger.
- Press firmly toward the face - compressing the pinched parts of the nose against the bones of the face.
- Lean forward slightly with the head tilted forward. Leaning back or tilting the head back allows the blood to run back into your sinuses and throat and can cause gagging or inhaling the blood.
- Hold the nose for at least five minutes. Repeat as necessary until the nose has stopped bleeding.
- Sit quietly, keeping the head higher than the level of the heart. Do not lay flat or put your head between your legs.
- Apply ice (wrapped in a towel) to nose and cheeks.
How do you prevent the nose from bleeding again?
- Go home and rest with head elevated at 30 to 45 degrees.
- Do not blow your nose or put anything into it. If you have to sneeze, open your mouth so that the air will escape out the mouth and not through the nose.
- Do not strain during bowel movements. Use a stool softener (for example, Colace).
- Do not strain or bend down to lift anything heavy.
- Try to keep your head higher than the level of your heart. Do not smoke.
- Stay on a soft, cool diet. No hot liquids for at least 24 hours.
Bleeding from the nose happening once or twice a year is acceptable and is considered normal.when bleeding happens more frequently it calls for help and that is where homeopathy comes in.Homeopathy has been able to help numerous children and adults having nose bleed reduce the intesity and frequency of nose bleed and eventually completely stop nose bleeding.