For such a small body part, the nose can spill a lot of blood. That’s because the blood vessels that serve your nose are very close to the surface, so they rupture with the slightest provocation. You can almost always stop a nosebleed on your own. Here’s how to stop nose bleed quickly
STOP NOSE BLEED WITH A SQUEEZE
Using your thumb and forefinger, squeeze your nostrils shut for 5 minutes while tilting your head forward. If bleeding resumes, squeeze your nostrils shut, this time for 15 minutes.
Caution: If you can’t stop the bleeding after 15 minutes, get to a doctor.
GET A COLD NOSE
If you have a nose bleed, wrap a bag of ice cubes or frozen vegetables in a towel, then lie down on your side and hold the ice pack to your nose.
APPLY LEMON JUICE
Lemon has antiseptic and styptic properties. Lemon juice can stop internal bleeding. Squeeze few drops of lemon juice in your nose to stop a nose bleed.
GET COTTON MOUTH
Roll a piece of tissue or a cotton ball and place it in your mouth, right under your nose, between your upper lip and gums. Leave it there for 5 to 10 minutes. The cotton applies pressure to the blood vessels that send blood to your nose.
LAVENDER OILlavender oil for muscle strains and sprains
To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum)
AVOID PUTTING WAD OF COTTON
Forget stuffing or putting a wad of cotton in a bloody nose . It will only aggravate the bleeding. The cotton attaches to the scab inside your nose and when you remove the cotton, you remove the scab, and you start to bleed again, too.
Indian Gooseberry, is a common folk remedy for nose bleed. Few drops of the juice are poured into the nostril to stop nose bleed
DON’T BLOW YOUR NOSE
Don’t be a blowhard. Once your nose stops bleeding, refrain from blowing your nose.
TAKE VITAMIN C
Vitamin C supports the manufacture of collagen and mucus, substances that maintain the moist, protective lining inside your nose. If you are prone to nosebleeds, you should take at least 60 milligrams a day (the Daily Value),
EAT VITAMIN C RICH FOODS
Eat foods rich in vitamin c. Foods like orange, red bell pepper, papaya, lemon, celery, broccoli, strawberry, apple, and kiwi fruit can help avoid nose bleeding
APPLY OR DRINK CAYENNE PEPPER
It may seem little hard to believe but drinking a pinch of cayenne pepper powder added to a glass of warm water can help. You can also sprinkle a pinch of cayenne pepper or a moist cotton ball and apply it inside the bleeding nose to stop nose bleed.