8 Powerful Home Remedies For Nosebleeds
Almost everyone gets nose bleeds every once in a while. They can be caused by just about anything: changes in weather, humidity, blowing your nose too roughly, irritation within your nose, and they can also be caused when children pick their nose or even put objects in their nose.
No matter what the cause is, nose bleeding can be stopped in the same way nearly every time. However, if your or your child’s nose bleed doesn’t stop within ten minutes, happens several times a week, or seems to get increasing more bloody, you should see or take them to a doctor. There may be a more serious issue than just nosebleeds.
Follow these potent home remedies to learn how to stop your nose bleed as quickly as possible.
#1. Stay Calm
The most import thing to do if you have a nosebleed is to stay calm, or to keep your child calm. It is much easier for an adult to stay calm, but it might be harder to keep a small child calm.
Try to talk in a soothing manner, and let them know that having a nosebleed is normal. If they do not calm down it could cause them to accidentally swallow blood, which could cause vomiting.
When you have a nosebleed, the best natural remedy is to make sure that you are sitting up straight. Try to tilt your head forward a little bit. Do not lean your head back, as this could cause you to swallow blood, which can upset your stomach and possibly make you vomit.
Pinch the soft parts of your nose while sitting correctly. Pinch your nose, and check to see if the bleeding has stopped after ten minutes. It is best not to peek and check early inside your stuffy nose.
If your nose is still bleeding after ten minutes, then you should pinch for another ten minutes. If your nose does not stopping bleeding within twenty minutes, then you should see a doctor.
#4. Check for Objects
Sometimes children put objects inside of their nose, which can cause nosebleeds. Ask your child if they have done anything. Children may lie for fear of getting in trouble for putting something in their nose when they probably knew that they weren’t supposed to.
If you think your child may be lying, then you should check their nose manually. If you find something, but you can’t get it out, then you should bring your child to the hospital.
#5. Deep Breaths
One natural home remedy to dry up the blood inside your nose is to take deep breaths through your nose. Tilt your head the right way and breath deeply and slowly. Be calm when you do this.
You may want to hold a tissue under your nose to catch the blood that doesn’t dry right away. Drying the blood should help it to stop bleeding. Note that it may start bleeding again if irritated by a large sneeze or by a child picking their nose.
#6. Cold Packs
Putting ice packs, or other forms of cold stuff, onto your nose or around it can help to stop a nosebleed. Putting something cold on your skin can constrict the blood vessels, which can stop the bleeding. Try to avoid putting ice directly on your skin. Wrap it in some sort of cloth first.
#7. Damp Washcloths
Another way to cure a nosebleed with cold, is by putting cold water on a washcloth and putting it under your nose. Pinch your nose and keep the correct posture as you do this, but also breathe in some of the water through your nose. I’ve tried this myself, so I know that it hurts. It is best to use a dark colored washcloth though, so no bloodstains are noticeable.
One home remedy to prevent nosebleeds is by having a humidifier. Sometimes nosebleeds occur because the air is too dry. Humidifiers put moisture into the air, which can prevent nosebleeds caused by dryness to occur. You can buy a humidifier at just about any major store, and for a relatively good price as well.
Hopefully these natural remedies can help you in treatment of your nosebleed.