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What are the different home remedies for Nosebleeds?

What is meant by Nosebleeds?

• Nosebleeds, like noses, come in varied forms.
• Nosebleeds most often afflict older adults and young children.
• Nosebleeds may be caused by nasal dryness.
• Frequent nosebleeds should never be taken lightly.
• They can be a sign of a more serious problem, like leukemia, a nasal tumor or a blood clotting disorder.

Type of Nosebleeds

• Nosebleeds originate in the front of the nose.
• Here many small blood vessels near the surface of the nasal septum (the tissue that divides the two nostrils) warm the air you inhale.
• These are so-called anterior nosebleeds.
• They can be frequent and frightening.
• On occasions, it produces several ounces of blood.
• But anterior nosebleeds are rarely dangerous.

Some common causes for nosebleeds

• Medications that “thin” the blood, like warfarin (Coumadin); clopidogral bisulfate (Plavix); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or Nsaids, like ibuprofen and naproxen; and aspirin.
• Topical medications that irritate the nasal passages, like corticosteroid and antihistamine sprays.
• Overuse of decongestant nasal sprays.
• Allergies and their consequences.
• Frequent sneezing and overly aggressive nose blowing.
• Upper respiratory infections involving the nose or sinuses.
• Nasal trauma from a direct or indirect blow to the nose, including a broken nose.
• A deviated septum that impedes breathing through one nostril and overwork the other.
• Abrupt changes in air pressure.
• High blood pressure and atherosclerosis.
• Other disorders, like liver or kidney disease, chronic abuse of alcohol and sniffing cocaine.

Prevention and Treatment for Nosebleeds

• Moistening the air you breathe.
• Staying well hydrated, especially during the winter months.
• Use a cold-mist vaporizer in the bedroom.
• Take hot showers and drink lots of water, every 15 minutes.
• Using absorbent cotton or gauze to coat the interior of the nostrils with a gel or petroleum jelly.
• Nasal saline sprays are also helpful.
• Avoid forceful nose blowing.
• Do not try to clear the nose with an object like a Q-tip.
• Avoid keeping undue pressure from building up in nasal vessels
• To control nose-picking in children, keep their fingernails cut short.
• Most minor nosebleeds can be easily controlled at home.
• Do not lie down. Sit upright.
• Bend forward slightly from the hips to keep blood from running down the back of the throat.
• Swallowing blood can cause vomiting.
• Place your thumb and index finger on the soft part of the nose.
• Just below the bony bridge, pinch the nostrils closed for 10 minutes without interruption.
• Do not stuff anything into the nostril.
• Use of a decongestant nasal spray may help constrict the culprit vessel.
• To keep the bleeding from restarting, do not blow your nose soon afterward.
• Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for a few hours.
• Apply ice pack on the nose to help curb the bleeding situation by keeping face bend in the opposite direction.
• If the problem involves a posterior vessel, hospitalization and sedation or anesthesia may be necessary.
• Posterior nasal pickings are left in for two or three days.
• Surgery or arterial blockage may be needed.

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