Nose bleeding has become very rampant nowadays and this is because the nose has several tiny blood vessels inside it that can bleed if a person’s nose gets dried out or when a person engages in series of picking or blowing, or if they take a hit to the nose. The nose is a part of the body that is rich in blood vessels and is situated in a vulnerable position projected on the face. As a result, any inquires to the face can cause nasal injury and bleeding.
The bleeding may be severe or have a mild complication. Nosebleeds can occur voluntarily when the nasal membranes dry out and crack. This is common in the dry season. Now the good news is that nosebleeds are not harmful to the majority of people and even the things needed to treat them can be found at our various homes. Let us explore some of these remedies use to treat nosebleeds at home.
THINGS TO DO
1.Raise Your Head And Lean Forward
It is not easy to lean back when you have a nosebleed to keep the blood from draining down to your face when bleeding. However, leaning gently forward is the better choice since this prevents the blood from going down to your throat, which can cause choking or vomiting. Focus on breathing through your mouth instead of your nose and try to remain calm is the best option.
2. Pinch Your Nose
You can use your thumb and index finger to hold your nose closed for 5 to 10 minutes while you breathe through your mouth. This exerts pressure on the part of your nose that is bleeding and can make the blood stop flowing continuously.
3. Use A Decongestant Spray
Decongestant sprays such as Afrin, contain medications that tighten blood vessels in the nose. This does not only relieve inflammation and congestion but it can also slow or prevents bleeding, so applying three(3) sprays to your affected nostril can make you feel better. After a few minutes, let go of your nose. But if it is still bleeding, you can soak a cotton with the nose spray and put it into the nose, and pinch for some minutes.
4. Trim Fingernails
This might not sound good to your hearing right? But Long and sharp(unkept) fingernails can be a threat to someone who is having a nosebleed. Sometimes one may pick your nose without really thinking about it, especially at night while you are asleep. If your fingernails are extremely long or sharp, then you are more likely or at a higher chance to have a nosebleed.
5. The Use Of Humidifier
Humidifiers add moisture to the air tho helping to keep the mucus membranes from drying out. You can use one while sleeping to prevent nosebleeds. Just be sure to clean the humidifier according to the manufacturer’s instructions for better results as the moisture and heat in the machine can attract bacteria and mold when it is not kept in a good hygienic place.
THINGS NOT TO DO
1. Do Not Blow Your Nose
It is not easy to blow your nose to get out the dried particles from your nosebleed. Blowing your nose within the day after the last nosebleed makes another one much more likely to happen. When you start to blow your nose once again, do so in a gentle manner. Do not blow your nose or put anything into it but if you want to sneeze, you can open your mouth so that the air will come out of your mouth but not through the nose.
2. Do Not Use Cold And Allergy Medications too often
Using an allergic medication can cause dryness of your nose. In some cases, some medications can cause nosebleeds or make them even worse. You may need to discuss your medications with your doctor for much medical attention. But keep taking them unless your doctor tells you to stop.
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