Bleeds - How to Treat a Bloody Nose
A nosebleed treatment becomes necessary when nose bleeds last for too
long. The nose is the part of your body used to inhale oxygen. The
mouth also helps in that task but is primarily to ingest food.
The nose is an organ containing many blood vessels and because of its
position, protrudes from the face, it very prone to get many injuries.
These injuries can often cause minor or severe bleeding depending on
the case. The nose is so sensitive that sometimes even the weather can
make it bleed. When the weather is too dry the nasal membranes can get
damaged and some bleeding is possible.
Certain medications can also increase the chance of experiencing nose
bleeds. The problem of a bloody nose tends to occur more frequently
during the winter months. This is also the time when colds and flu
affect people the most. A sudden change in the temperature surrounding
you tends to cause a lot bleeding through the nose too. One of the best
examples for this is when you are outside during winter and you enter
your house where the temperature is way higher; this can certainly
produce some bleeding.
Normally bleeding through the nose does represent a danger to your life
but there are some occasions that the bleeding might be related to a
serious health problem. Hypertension, infections, some tumors and
rheumatic fever can also cause a chronic bloody nose which makes a
visit to the doctor very important if the bleeding continues for a
prolonged period of time.
There are many
ways that you can treat the
minor nose bleeds.
- One of the ways for stopping a bleed is by pinching your
your thumb and index finger.
- The next step is to apply pressure toward
your face while squeezing the pinched parts of your nose.
- Many people
get confused at this point; they usually think is better to lean back
but is not. When you lean back the blood can return to your sinuses and
get in your throat.
This will cause you to gag which is a very unpleasant sensation. The
correct way is to lean forward slightly then holding your nose for 4 to
6 minutes. Once you are done the bleeding should stop. If it hasn’t,
you can repeat the process as many times as needed.
- After the bleeding has stopped you can apply ice to the nose area.
It is not
advisable to lie completely flat.
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