[toc]A nose bleed is mostly nothing to worry about. It could be a small trickle of blood or a big gush. It could happen due to a lot of causes namely trauma to the internal nose, allergic reactions, high altitudes, respiratory infections, nose picking and blowing the nose in a harsh manner. Nose bleeding could occur in certain malignant conditions which affect the respiratory system as well.
A nose bleed is easy to control provided you are taking necessary precautions to keep the cause of the condition at bay. Nose bleeds can be controlled at home if you follow protocol properly. There are immediate treatments and long term plans. Here are some home remedies that might help you out:
Home Remedies for Nose Bleeding
Dip a cotton ball inside a vinegar solution. You can dilute the vinegar with some water because it could be harsh to the inner lining of mucous at times. After diluting the mixture, plug the cotton ball in the nostril for a while. Tilt the head behind and let the cotton stay for a while. The vinegar helps to clog the blood vessels inside the nostrils and helps control the bleeding immediately.
It is a great remedy if the nose is bleeding due to sudden trauma or hurt to it. You can place a plastic zipper bag of ice on the shaft of the nose for about 10 minutes. Tilting the head behind is another thing you must practice with all remedies.
Ice will also help to control the inflammation and protect the injured blood vessels inside the nose. Applying ice will reduce the chances of swelling that might arise to the trauma to the nose.
Inhalation Of Steam
You could inhale the steam from your morning tea or prepare a steam bath for yourself. Steam helps to reduce the inflammation in respiratory infections and conditions like cold. It helps to reduce the clogged up mucous which might be present in the lungs and upper respiratory tract.
Steam will also help in bringing down the cold and so you won’t have to blow your nose often which will help in bringing down the bleeding. Don’t go too near the steam because you might injure your already delicate nose.
If you are a smoker, the best will be to avoid smoking when you have episodes of nose bleeding. The smoke may cause an allergic reaction to the mucous membrane inside your nose and it will then bleed. Keep away from passive smoke as well because it even though you’re not smoking, it is enough to irritate the nose.
It is very essential to constantly provide nutrition and moisturize the inner layer of your nasal membrane. Vitamin E helps to keep up the nutrition level of your nostrils and it is very important that you use it during a nose bleed which is caused by severe dryness or blowing of the nose. Take some vitamin E cream on your finger or on a cotton ball and apply it on the inner side of the nostrils.