For people who can’t stop bloody noses, but want to.
Are you still trying to stop a bloody nose by facing upwards, or sticking tissue into your nose?
In this article we will introduce to you the right and the wrong ways to stop a bloody nose, as well as dangerous types of bloody noses.
The proper way to completely stop a bloody nose
- Wrong ways to stop a bloody nose
- Correct ways to stop a bloody nose
- Precautions when bleeding
- Why do bloody noses occur?
- Dangerous types of bloody noses
- Children’s bloody noses
Wrong ways to stop a bloody nose
Filling your nose with tissue paper
The tissue may damage capillary when taken out of the nose, causing it to bleed again. The small fibers of the tissue may also be left inside the wound.
The blood will stop, but there is a risk that the blood will go through the throat and into the trachea.
Since blood is emetogenic, it may cause sickness and vomiting if swallowed.
Hitting your neck or head
Not only does it have no effect at all, it will make it even more difficult to stop the bleeding.
Correct ways to stop a bloody nose
Pinch your nostrils
Raise your body, sit down on a chair of floor, and tilt your face slightly down so the blood does not run into your throat.
Pinch your nostrils with your thumb and index finger for about five to ten minutes.
Doing just this will usually stop most bloody noses.
Be sure to pinch the soft nostril area and not the hard cartilage area of the nose (doing that will not stop the blood).
Cool your nose
Cooling your nose with a cold towel or ice will contract the blood vessels, making it easier for the blood to stop.
Blood that has already flown out of the body is unhealthy, so do not swallow.
Precautions when bleeding
- Do not touch the inside of your nose
- Do not exercise heavily
- Do not swim
- Do not take a hot shower
- Do not drink alcohol
- Use a mask to moisturize your nose
- Apply vaseline to the inner side of the nose
- Be careful of allergies
Why do bloody noses occur?
￼Bloody noses occur when the mucus membrane or blood vessels inside the nose are damaged when the nose is strongly hit, or when trying to clean it. Most occur from the “Kiesselbach’s area”, which is the skin between the two noses.
The Kiesselbach’s area has very thin blood vessels running through like a net, making it an area that is easy to bleed. Therefore, most bloody noses are not anything to worry about.
For people with allergies, the mucus membrane of the nose may be weak, making it more vulnerable to impact. Although most bloody noses are not a big problem, adults with bloody noses may need caution.
Dangerous types of bloody noses
Large amounts of blood
Bleeding in a large amount like you’ve never experienced before may mean that you are bleeding from an artery. We recommend you to go to the hospital immediately.
Bleeding that does not stop
There is a chance of high-blood pressure, bleeding disorder, hemophilia, leukemia, or aplastic anemia. We recommend you to go to the hospital immediately.
Bloody nose with an unknown cause
Bleeding from your nose frequently without any impact or wound to your nose may mean that your platelets are decreasing due to a disease such as leukemia. We recommend you to go to the hospital immediately.
Bleeding also from your gums
There is a possibility of maxillary sinus cancer. We recommend you to go to the hospital immediately and run a blood exam.
Bleeding repeatedly from one nose
Bleeding repeatedly from one nose, even partially, may be a symptom of internal organ related diseases such as diabetes, cirrhosis, or kidney failure. We recommend you to go to the hospital immediately.
Bloody noses for the middle aged
A high chance of high-blood pressure or arteriosclerosis, much caution is needed. Since high blood-pressure is hard to recognize, we recommend being diagnosed by a doctor.
Unexpected children’s bloody noses
Children’s bloody noses
Especially for children with allergies, many bloody noses occur during sleep, when the child unconsciously picks their nose, damaging the mucus membrane.
Children’s bloody noses
It has always been a controversy as to whether suddenly seeing at a naked woman and getting excited can really cause a bloody nose or not. But since getting excited raises blood pressure, and since the membrane of the nose is very thin allowing it to bleed easily, it might actually not just be a humorous comic book scene.
Eating too many peanuts
There is no possibility that a child will get a bloody nose from eating too many peanuts, but the topic is surely talked about. Although it maybe just a coincidence, we recommend you get an allergy test.
Children are used to bloody noses
Children do not get afraid when they have a bloody nose. They see adults around them becoming worried and nervous, and then start becoming worried about themselves. When your child has a bloody nose that doesn’t stop for a while, the most important thing is to remember to stay calm. Panicking and making your child worried will only make things worse.
So many people (including me) try to stop bloody noses by facing upwards and filling your nose with tissue, but it turns out that all you have to do is pinch it. What an ease!
We hope you enjoyed this article “The proper way to completely stop a bloody nose”.