Thursday, June 11, 2009

How to Stop a Nosebleed

Nosebleeds are a result of dry, crusty mucus membranes, trauma to the nose or certain disease processes. I live in El Paso, Texas close to 3 years now and every Summer I usually have nosebleeds due to dry and very hot weather.

Through my extensive research here's what I read from DJ Tesh website and other websites online. These are the list on how to stop a nosebleed.

1. Pinch your nose between your thumb and forefinger, and apply moderate pressure by squeezing against the nasal septum midsection of your nose for 15 minutes.

2. Lean your head forward so that the blood does not trickle down your throat. This will prevent a feeling of gagging.

3. Breathe through your mouth.

4. Apply a cold, soft compress around your nose as you continue to pinch it between your fingers.

5. When bleeding has stopped, elevate your head above your heart when you are lying in bed or on the couch. This helps alleviate nasal pressure.

6. Turn on cool vaporizer to moisten mucus membranes, which will help prevent the nosebleed from recurring.

7. Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the inside of the nostrils to moisten the passages and prevent the nosebleed again.

8. Try not blowing your nose for 24 hours, and when you do blow it again, blow gently.

9. Don't lift any heavy objects or engaging in other strenuous activities after a nosebleed.

Just follow this simple instruction and you will be fine.

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