An Usual Mishap
Almost all of us have experiencednosebleeds at some points of our lives. Caused by many things, thesefits happen without warning and cease over a period of severalminutes. Although, in some cases they might be signs of something moreserious, especially when they happen more often, nosebleeds areusually harmless. All in all, one can only benefit from being able tosuccessfully stop his or her nosebleed, as well as help other whileexperiencing this unpleasantness. By knowing some of the followingtips, you will surely do away with nosebleeds in no time, leavingnothing to chance.
Tips and Tricks for Stopping Nosebleeds
The first, highly useful, trickinvolves usage of several ice cubes while experiencing a nosebleed.Namely, once you start bleeding from your nose, take two or threecubes of ice. Wrap them in a clean piece of cloth and lie down on theside of your body opposite from that on which you have a troublesomenostril. Apply the ice onto the bleeding nostril for several minutesand experience its cessation. If you are bleeding from both nostrils,after doing the previous step, do it in an opposite way, changingyour body position and placing the ice pack on your other nostril.
An excellent alternative to this stepis the following. Once you experience nosebleed, sit straight and tryto relax. Comfort yourself that this is nothing serious and make sureyou breathe slowly and calmly. Then place the thumb of your hand onthe troublesome nostril. Make sure this thumb is from the hand on thesame side where the nosebleed is. Press the nostril gently, in orderto stop the bleeding. Hold it that way for about 10 minutes andexperience the blood returning to your blood vessels and stopping ofthe nosebleed.
Finally, there is another useful tipfor these purposes. This one, however, involves a differenttechnique. Take a sheet of toilet paper and fold it numerous times,so as to create a small square about an inch long on each size. Then,fold it again so to make a rectangular shape having one side of halfinch length and the other one half that size. Then, upon a nosebleed,place this piece of paper under your upper lip, directly below yournose. Press it hard for about a minute and enjoy the cessation ofyour nosebleed problem.
Most of nosebleeds are caused byexcessive blowing of the nose. Therefore, make sure you do not overdoit. Nevertheless, if the blood running from your nose remainspersistent and unstoppable, seek medical attention immediately.