Nose Bleed in Summer

by Garreth Myers


Bleeding is always known to signify the presence of some significant medical condition. Although there are many reasons for frequent nose bleeds, it is important to make sure that one gets down to the bottom of the problem and identifies its root cause before the complication gets out of hand. Medically termed as Epistaxis, nosebleeds are known to cause a significant amount of concern and anguish, despite the fact that most nosebleeds are of no serious consequence. There are a number of nose bleed remedies that can be easily resorted to and some of the best ways to stop nose bleeds can be easily done at home itself. Studies have shown that one in every seven individuals will develop nosebleeds at some point of time in their lives or the other. Nosebleeds are usually classified depending on where they originate from within the nose.

The two main types of nosebleeds are the anterior nosebleeds and the posterior nosebleeds. The anterior nosebleeds are the more common one's accounting for more than about 90% of all nosebleeds. These nosebleeds are the result of blood loss originating from the blood vessels in the nasal septum - which houses a convergence of vessels. These nosebleeds are rather easy to control and can usually be treated in the house itself. The posterior nosebleeds are known to be less common as well as more likely to occur in elderly people than they are in younger individuals. The bleeding in this form of nosebleeds will originate from an artery in the back of the nose. In most cases of posterior nosebleed, hospitalization may be required in order to stem the blood loss. As mentioned previously, there are a number of different reasons for frequent nose bleeds. Nose bleeds in summer as well as nose bleeds in winter are very common due to the extreme temperatures that can cause the nerves to burst. Some factors that will contribute to making the condition much harder to control include the extended use of NSAIDs and other blood thinning drugs that will prevent the blood from clotting easily, chronic alcohol or kidney disease as well as vascular malformations in the nose and a number of other factors.

Some of the ore prominent symptoms that one should look for when dealing with nosebleeds include drowsiness, weakness, trauma or confusion stemming from the bleeding as well as bleeding from one or both nostrils. When the conditions turns into being a chronic one, it is highly recommended that you have your local physician run the rule over the problem in order to help identify the root cause of the condition as well as help in its treatment. Because of the fact that nosebleeds are such a common occurrence, there are a number of nose bleed remedies that are likely to be very effective in bringing both, long term as well as short term relief to the patient. One of the most highly regarded treatment of nose bleeds is to put a drop or two of lemon juice into the bleeding nostrils. This is known to be one of the best ways to stop a nosebleed.

Bad nose bleeds can also be treated by way of adding a teaspoon of golden seal to a pint of water and placing the concoction on a flame in a pan and allowing it to boil. When it comes up to its first boil, you should turn down the flame and allow it to settle before you allow it to cool down to room temperature. When it is down to room temperature, take a few whiffs of it into your nostrils. Perform this a few times over the course of the day for best results in order for the treatment to be effective. One word of caution when performing this home remedy for nosebleeds is to make sure that you allow the boiling solution to settle down to room temperature before taking a few whiffs of it as, performing the same treatment when it is really hot could burn some tissues within the nostrils, thereby increasing likelihood of nosebleed as well as a significant amount of pain. The application of an ice pack on the exterior of the nose is also known to be a very effective method of dealing with a nosebleed and it probably the most widely used option considering the ease and convenience of it all.

Something that is very commonly overlooked when it comes to the treatment of nose bleeds is the fact that controlling the environmental conditions that the individual is in is extremely important. Ensure that the surroundings are not dry and, if needed, humidify the air with the help of a good air humidifier. This prevents the nose from working exceedingly hard, thereby helping to stem the loss of blood. Another treatment option is to simply dip a ball of cotton in some apple cider vinegar solution and apply it to the bleeding nose. This will help congeal the blood and allow the bleeding to come to a stop.


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