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Nose Disorders

How are nosebleeds stopped?

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  • ABurke Lennihan RN CCH, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answered

    Phosphorus is an excellent natural remedy to have on hand, especially if you get frequent nosebleeds and tend to bleed easily in general.

    Use Arnica, though, if your nose is bleeding because of a blow or accident. Arnica is our top remedy for physical traumas in an accident-type situation.

    Either way, use a 30c potency (strength), dissolve a couple of pellets in the mouth as your first dose, and repeat in 15 minutes if the nosebleed hasn’t slowed down.

    Phosphorus is used when the nosebleed is bright red blood. If you tend to have dark, clotted blood in your nosebleed, you’ll need a different remedy, and ther are several to choose from. See for example Dr. Asa Hershoff’s Homeopathic Remedies.

    If you get frequent nosebleeds, consider what you might do to prevent them. If they are from dry air drying out the nasal passages, use a humidifier or put a salve inside your nose to moisturize it. If you tend to bleed easily in general, you may need to strengthen the walls of your blood vessels, and you can safely try doing that with:

    • Calc fluor 6x, a tissue salt for strengthening elastic tissues like blood vessel walls – this also helps people who sprain their ankles easily, because it strengthens connective tissue in general. Get the 6x strength and dissolve two tablets in your mouth twice a day. They dissolve easily and taste sweet.
    • Rutin, part of the vitamin C complex
    • or eat foods high in rutin like
      •   the white on the inside of an orange peel;
      •   black tea;
      •   and buckwheat or kasha (this is a fabulous source of plant-based protein and would be a great addition to your meals anyway).

  • ARealAge answered

    A nosebleed can generally be stopped with home treatment.

    Sit up straight and tip your head forward slightly. Use your thumb and forefinger to pinch the bridge of your nose shut for a full 10 to 15 minutes. After 10 to 15 minutes, check if your nose is still bleeding. If so, pinch the bridge of your nose for 10 minutes more. Most nosebleeds will stop after 10 to 30 minutes of direct pressure.

    Applying a cold compress or ice to the bridge of the nose is sometimes effective in stopping a nosebleed.

    It is recommended that you stay quiet for a few hours and not blow your nose for at least 12 hours after the bleeding has stopped. Too much activity or stimulus could cause the bleeding to recur.

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