Nosebleeds can occur due to an injury, humidity in your home/office, colds, allergies, low levels of vitamin K, chronic sinusitis, high altitudes, medications, excessive heat, blowing or picking the nose, or hypertension.
If your nose bleeds often, check the humidity at home and increase it to the normal range. The heat in your bedroom should be kept low, at about 60-64 degrees.
Also, your nostrils should ne moist. While taking a shower, breathe deeply to moisture your nose. Put petroleum jelly on the inside of the nose afterwards. Also, a saline solution spray can help.
Try to limit the intake of aspirin, vitamin E, Coumadin, heparin, garlic, ginger and ginseng because they all are blood thinners.
Consuming citrus daily can help you with getting rid of nosebleeds. This fruit includes bioflavonoids, a class of antioxidants that aid with the prevention. These antioxidants strengthen the blood vessels, becoming less likely to rupture.
It is advisable to stay away from foods that may trigger severe allergic reaction, for instance milk and wheat.
Prevent nosebleeds by putting a few drops of castor oil, vitamin E or zinc oxide in your nose every day.
– Breath through the mouth and always keep the head elevated and above your heart. Sit up straight because leaning the head back may cause bleeding again.
– Try to stay quiet for a few hours after you stop the bleeding, since action can reoccur bleeding.
– Blow your nose hard before trying to stop the nosebleed. So you will remove any cloths that keep the blood vessel open. Do not blow your nose for twelve hours after you stop the bleeding.
After the bleeding has stopped, apply an antibiotic ointment to the inside of your nose with a cotton swab. This will kill bacteria and keep your nose moist. Reapply several times, especially before bedtime, for several days.
Alum Herbalists say that the bleeding can be stopped immediately by using wild alum root powder. It is a powerful astringent.
Apple cider vinegar can stop nose bleeding. It protects the body from blood loss. After soaking a small cotton ball in the vinegar, put it into the nostril. That will help the blood to congeal.
Here is one useful remedy for frequent nosebleeds, where no injury is present:
Mix two teaspoons (one teaspoon for children) of apple cider vinegar in half a glass of warm water and drink it. Take it three times a day, with or without meals.
In a glass of warm or hot water put 1/8 – 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and drink it. It is effective because the cayenne travels through the circulatory system and controls the pressure and helps in quick coagulation. Also, you can apply some cayenne inside the nose, although it may sting.
A tea from one teaspoon of goldenseal into boiling water is another herbal remedy for this condition. Let it soak for a few minutes and when cold, snuff some into your nostrils. Do it several times during the day to avoid repetition.
Spray a cold saline solution in the nose.