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Home Remedies for Nosebleed – How to Stop a Nosebleed

Nosebleed is caused by a ruptured blood vessel and is very common in children whose blood vessels in the nasal mucosa are very sensitive. In the majority of cases nosebleeds are harmless and are not a symptom of a serious condition. Nosebleeds in healthy adults are rare but are very common in the elderly. The vast majority of nosebleeds can be easily managed with home treatment.

To stop the nosebleed first try the following method:

Sit upright, lean slightly forward and pinch your nose for 5 to 10 minutes. That way you will reduce the blood pressure in the veins and stop the blood flow. Breath through the mouth and avoid swallowing the blood. If the bleeding does not stop continue pinching your nose for another 10 minutes. Once the bleeding has stopped, do not pick or blow the nose for several hours to avoid recurrence of the bleeding.

If the bleeding lasts more than 20 minutes, or if the bleeding is severe, accompanied by headache, or if nosebleed is caused by an accident or injury you should seek medical help immediately. You are also advised to visit your health care provider as soon as possible if experiencing frequent nosebleeds.

Other most popular home treatments for nosebleeds involve the use of the following herbal remedies:

Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana). Soak a cotton ball into the witch hazel and insert it into the bleeding nostril.
Marigold (Calendula) tincture. Hold a cotton ball soaked in the marigold tincture under your nose.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) powder. Yarrow is also known as nosebleed plant. Sniff a small pinch of yarrow powder.

Safety note: Please keep in mind that herbal remedies can cause adverse effects and should not be used by pregnant and breast-feeding women, people who have medical condition or taking any medications as well as by individuals with known plant allergy before consulting with health care provider.

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