Bloody Nose Remedies


Posted by Usopp (Cranbrook, Bc) on 01/16/2012
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On a FULL stomach - finely cut up a clove of garlic (raw is the only way I do this) swallow it down. (I put it on a spoon and add a bit of syrup on top & drink it down with milk. That Ends my nosebleeds.

Note: If your stomach starts to burn then you did not have enough food in to be a sponge from the acid in the garlic. So then just quickly eat bread and sip milk till it goes away. (I have done this before! ) milk coats the stomach and the bread is a great sponge.

Replied by Sophia

Yes, I learned this the hard way- NEVER eat raw garlic on an empty stomach. I just lost all my breakfast and vitamins I took after eating raw garlic, first. Should have been last!

Geranium Essential Oil

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 09/24/2014
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This evening my three year old was playing on a bed and tumbled off and hit his face on a chair. He had a terrible nosebleed from it. It may be the worst nosebleed I have ever seen. He had blood coming out of his nose and his mouth. I held him and wiped up blood with clean clothes (trying to stay very calm, since I know my reaction will affect him, all the while wondering if I should take him to Urgent Care or the ER...little ones bleeding can be scary! ) The blood just kept coming. I thought of cayenne pepper, but knew that would really upset him. The Lord kindly reminded me of Geranium Essential Oil. My daughter went to get that, and the Lavender Essential Oil. I put a drop of Geranium Essential Oil on his forehead with my finger and also wiped what was left on his nose and cheeks. I put another drop on my finger and held it to the roof of his mouth. In less than 60 seconds, the bleeding stopped. It was amazing. I was so grateful! I put some Lavender on him also as it is soothing.

I was still watching him carefully. I tried to put ice on his forehead/nose, but he didn't like that. He really wanted me to take off his bloody clothes. So I changed him and gave him some smoothie I had in the fridge. (He said his mouth hurt...I guess from the oil. I wouldn't normally use it straight or internally but was wanting to act quickly. I don't think it burned him but I think he didn't like the taste.) In 15 minutes he was riding his scooter on the porch.

At bedtime he has a couple of small red marks on his nose, but no bruise. Geranium is good to prevent bruises and goose eggs, too. I need to put some in my purse. I never want to be without geranium!

Had he acted oddly during the evening or had excessive swallowing, I would have taken him in to be seen, but he seemed quite himself. (Excessive swallowing can be an indication that there is still bleeding happening.)

Yea for Geranium Essential Oil!

~Mama to Many~

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Posted by Antonina (Miami, Fl, United States) on 11/01/2012

Since I was 13 I have been having nosebleeds due to a hereditary disease called HHT, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, also known as Osler Weber Rendu syndrome. Primarily the symptoms are nosebleeds, however there are complications internally which have no symptoms. These telangiectasias or vascular malformations can be located in the lungs, brain, liver or gi tract. They are known as AVM's. I have been successful with using the ice pack method applied in the neck to stop the nosebleed. I have also taken cold orange juice at the onset and it helps stop the bleeding. The cayenne pepper has been the best because it prevents having the nosebleed and if I do have one its duration is very short. I would like to recommend anyone that has frequent nosebleeds especially if it is in the family to check out more info on HHT. This disorder is "more than a nosebleed". Thanks for all the great information on your site.


Posted by Jenna (Gold Coast, Australia) on 09/22/2008
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I got bloody noses my whole childhood, particularly due to change of weather. The solution that always worked for me was to put an ice pack or couple of ice cubes wrapped in a tea towel to the side of the nose and wrap the rest of the nose in a tissue or the tea towel to soak up the blood. I suppose it made the veins retract. Either way it always worked.

Jello or Gelatin

Posted by Don (Penrose, Co U.s.a.) on 07/30/2011
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For long term cure for bloody noses and even bursting blood vessils eat Jello or Jell-well gelatin every day for 2 weeks. It will probably show benifits in 2 days. Did this treatment 45 years ago and the only bloody nose I've had since was getting hit hard in the nose.

Old Chinese Remedy to Stop a Bloody Nose!

Posted by GT (Vero beach, Florida) on 08/24/2007
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Old chinese meds method of stopping a bloody nose. I have used this many times: Take a snipet of your own hair or someone elses hair. Burn this to ashes, mix with a drop of water into a paste. Apply on top of the nose not in the nose. Bleeding stops in seconds!

Push on Gums Over Top Front Teeth

Posted by Tonia (Ten Mile, Tennessee) on 09/25/2007
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As a child I used to get nose bleeds every time I got too hot. It happened once while standing in line at an amusement park. Luckily there was a nurse in front of me and she had me hold my head back and push on my gums over my two front top teeth. The bleeding stopped almost instantly and after that the nose bleeds came less often. Now it's very rare for me to have one at all.

Replied by Chriss
Decatur, IL
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Bloody nose-my son has been blessed with my nose bleeds. After the second one tonight I found your site, my old tricks just weren't working. I tried the cold rag on the neck and pushed on his upper gums at the same time. In less than a minute the bleeding had stopped. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am printing the whole page for future reference.

Sniff Cinnamon

Posted by Artemis3044 (Bismrack, ND) on 06/01/2009
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I started having nose bleeds, again. My brother told me to sniff a little cinnamon and that would stop it and clot it. It worked.

Sniff Water

Posted by Peter (Koforidua, Ghana. West Africa) on 08/14/2011
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During my school days I could sit out of class for hours with a nose bleed, 3 time a week. I've had my nose cauterised about 8 times, still it bleed. My doctor told me I was making to much blood, when I became 18 go to the blood donors, I did and bingo no more nose bleeds, he did say if it does come through your nose it will come out else where. Before I was 18 I tried many things, ice on the back of the neck, nip the bridge of your nose, nothing worked for me, then someone told me to sniff water up your nose, well I tried it and it worked every time. its not very pleasent, the first few times, but if your out and about, its one way to stop it.

Vitamin C With Rose Hips

Posted by Kathi (Brooksville, Fl, Usa) on 11/28/2009
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I'm now in my late 50's. When I was a kid I had terrible nosebleeds, a few so bad they required an emergency trip to the doctor. My dad read about vitamin C with rose hips, and started giving that to me. I never had another nosebleed after that. He passed on that info to some other people who's kids had that problem, and it worked for them, as well. You may not be able to find the rose hips, vitamin C with bioflavinoids also works just fine. The bioflavinoids strengthen the blood vessels--this supplement also helps with excessive bruising.

White Vinegar

Posted by Grace (Upland, Ca, Usa) on 05/03/2011

My toddler has been suffering with bloody noses since last year. After getting her nose cauterized last year unsuccessfully I opted to find out more natural ways of curing this problem or at least alleviating it since the cauterization by an ENT specialist was so traumatizing (she was awake). I have a natural remedy book of cures that stated distilled White Vinegar would help to naturally cauterize the broken blood vessel in her nose causing the bloody nose. So I dipped a small piece of cotton ball (enough to tightly fit in her nose) with the White Vinegar and stuck it up her nostril that often bleeds for around 5 minutes. It seems to have worked for around 6 months until she hit her nose again pretty bad. So did this again yesterday after getting another bloody nose. It seems to work but might have to do it more than once. Since it smells strong and burns a little bit she only lets me put it in her nostril for no more than a few minutes. I think they suggested 10-15 minutes for adults. The humidifier at night seems to help as well!! Good luck!

Witch Hazel

Posted by Donna (Allen, Tx) on 04/27/2015
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Witch Hazel on a q-tip put directly on the inner membrane of the nose helps stop the bleeding of a bloody nose almost immediately. One to 2 applications is all it takes. My daughter gets a bloody nose on almost a weekly basis. Works every time.

Replied by Ms. V

Hi Donna

Amazing! Thank God for resolve to stop the nosebleeds. I'm certain that your daughter is over-joyed! I'm so glad to view your post on a home remedy, "Witch Hazel" to stop nose bleeding.A Nosebleed can be very embarrassing and irritating, especially when it occurs suddenly, out-of-nowhere.


Replied by Timh
2114 posts

In addition to Witchazel, I cured recurring or frequent nosebleeds w/ one or two topical applications of Cod Liver Oil, indicating a Vit-A deficiency (also started taking A-gelcaps). Eggs & Butter are the two main sources of naturally occurring or preformed Vit-A.