Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014
Bloody noses often require little to no treatment; however, pervasive or recurrent nosebleeds may require some form of management. Many natural, noninvasive remedies for nosebleeds are known including apple cider vinegar application and other supplements. Applying a cold washcloth to the spine or neck also helps manage bloody nose issues.
What is a Bloody Nose?
A nose bleed is defined as the loss of blood from the nose ranging from fairly minor to more severe. Several factors can contribute to or cause bloody noses including trauma to the face or nose, dry air, nose picking, sinusitis, allergies, blood thinners, regular aspirin use, chemical irritants and others. While uncommon, a bloody nose has the potential to affect breathing, in which case medical attention is necessary.
Natural Remedies for Nosebleeds
Many bloody noses require no treatment; however, when an incidence does require management, natural remedies are the best option. Several natural treatment options are available including apple cider vinegar, garlic and cayenne. Other treatments include placing a thick roll of paper against the upper gums and sniffing cinnamon.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar blotted on the nose with a cotton ball is an effective remedy for a bloody nose. The vinegar helps protect the body from excessive blood loss. Additionally, the vinegar helps the blood congeal and stop a nosebleed.
Garlic is an herb with a high natural sulphur content. Sulphur helps with the clotting of the blood and can help treat bloody noses.
Cayenne is a spice known for its regulation of the circulatory system. When taken in correspondence to a bloody nose, the cayenne travels through the body and circulatory system, regulating pressure and aiding coagulation. Cayenne is typically taken dissolved in water, but it can also be applied directly to the nose.
A bloody nose is typically a minor condition; however, some causes of nosebleeds cause them to be more frequent and detrimental. In either case, natural treatment options serve as effective remedies for treating min and more excessive bloody noses.
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[YEA] If you get a bloody nose or your baby (child) is bleeding from a minor mouth injury or a head injury (from falling) just apply ACV or white vinegar to a clean cotton ball and the bleeding stops. It might sting but only for a very short time. My husband was clipping his nose hairs with tiny scissors and by mistake, nipped the skin which bled profusely for 30 to 40 minutes. He called me at work, I told him about the vinegar & cotton ball. He called back 5 min. Later and said the bleeding stopped he was so thankful & couldn't believe it!
[YEA] A friend advised me ACV was good for stopping bleeding. I have been having too many nose bleeds lately at inopportune times so on one occasion I took a tsp of ACV and the bleeding stopped almost immediately but will not be taking it neat again!! Just today I had another nose bleed and took a tsp of ACV in a small glass of fruit juice. The effect was not so immediate but the bleeding stopped within a minute or two. I would like to know why it has this effect?