Bleeding of the nose is very common among children and adults. This happens when the tiny blood vessels in the nose lining get ruptured making blood starts to flow from the nostrils. While this condition usually happens during summer because blood capillaries expand due to heat, there also other reasons behind nose bleeding and these include:
- Nose picking
- Rubbing the nose
- Nose blowing
- Trauma, such as a fall or a sports-related injury
- Upper respiratory infection
- Dry air
- High altitudes
- Age (Older people have more nosebleeds because the body’s tissues have shrunken and are drier.)
Home Remedies For Nose Bleeding
Cold compress is one of the most effective remedies for nose bleeding. Holding a cold compress against the nose for a few minutes encourages the nose’s interior blood vessels to narrow and help constrict the tiny blood vessels in the nose that are bleeding.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Apple cider vinegar helps constrict the blood vessels, thus stopping the bleeding. Simply dip a cotton ball in ACV and place it on the affected nostril for about five to 10 minutes.
Basil soothes the stressed nerves and blood vessels in the nose and stops bleeding. Simply chew a few fresh basil leaves in order to calm down the damaged blood vessels or extract the juice of a few basil leaves and trickle a few drops in each nostril.
Onion plays as a blood-clotting agent and can help the nose stop bleeding. It also has vitamin C and bioflavonoids that strengthen the capillaries thereby making them less susceptible to bleeding. Dip the cotton ball in onion juice and place it in the affected nostril for 3-4 minutes. Another option is to put an onion slice under the nostrils and inhale its smell.
Cayenne helps get rid of the heavy pressure from the hemorrhaging area by working as a cell stimulant and regulating the pressure of the blood flow. This remedy will require us to mix a teaspoon of cayenne powder and warm water. Drink up the mixture to stop the blood immediately.
Baking soda works wonders for nose bleeding. Just mix some amount of baking soda into water, and transfer the solution into a spray bottle. Spray the nose with the solution. The bleeding will stop after some time.