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CAUSES OF NOSE BLEEDING IN SUMMER: HOME REMEDIES, PREVENTION & PRECLUSION

Author Names : Dr. B. Chandra
Page No. : 01  volume 1 issue 1
Article Overview

During summer, the environment becomes really dry. This dry air condition leads to nose bleeding in individual during summer. Some individuals have very weak blood vessels inside their nose. This probably leads to nose bleed when certain amount of air pressure changes during summer.

Why summers

The low humidity is enough to dry the protective coating of mucus that covers the inside of your nasal cavity. Once the protective mucus is gone your nasal cavity is prone to dryness that can cause bleeding.

  • Inhaling dry air may rupture the nasal septum & intake of excessive narcotics.
  • In summers, extreme heat is the culprit causing nose bleeding.
  • Hypertension and deficiency of Vitamins & Excessive smoking.
  • Intake of alcoholic drinks & High Blood pressure.

Types

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.

Home remedies

You can keep your nose moist by breathing deeply during showers, you can wash your nose with cool water, you can try to avoid excessive sunlight and heat, you can use an air humidifier to keep your home safe for you and you can use air conditioners to keep your home cool.

Even if you cannot prevent the nose bleed here are a few home remedies for nose bleeds:

  • Vinegar is an unlikely friend when it comes to nose bleeds. You can put some white vinegar on cotton or cloth and plug your nose with it. This can stop your nose bleed.
  • Ice and Cold water Bandage: A cold and icy water bandage on the forehead can give relief up to a great extent.
  • You might splash water but do not put it directly in your nose. Doing so can wash away the clots and encourage further bleeding. Run water over your nose to help your nose get moisture and to allow the clots to occur fast.
  • Baking soda: This remedy is most commonly used for nasal irrigation and can stem the flow of blood from the nose. Prepare a solution with baking soda and water. Spray 2-3 puffs of it on the nose.
  • Steam: If you are prone to nosebleeds then inhale steam as much as you can.
  • Elevation: Keep you head elevated at least till the bleeding stops. Lie down with your head on a couple of pillows or use reclining chair. Avoid bending over.
  • Increase the amount of Iron in diet.
  • Drink Water: Normally most of the people suffer from nose bleeds during summer due to extreme dryness. So try to keep your nostril moisture by applying some moisturizing cream (which are recommended by doctors).
  • During the time of nose bleeding do not move your body and sit down calmly in an upright position. This will help to stop more bleeding from nose.
  • This problem often occurs due to Vitamin K deficiency. Consume more vitamin K containing foods such as green leafy vegetables.
  • Eat lots of vitamin C rich vegetables such as mustard greens, turnip greens, watercress, spinach broccoli as vitamin C is very essential to keep blood vessels strong. Circuit fruits contains Bioflavonoids .
  • To prevent nose bleeds you can follow a simple procedure. Make a little ball of cotton and soak the ball in saline solution.
  • Use of Basil leaves: Basil is considered as ‘Holy’ among the Hindus. The juice obtained after rubbing the leaves can be poured into the nostrils to check bleeding.
  • Onion Juice: Apply the juice of onion in the nasal chambers.
  • Coriander leaves Paste: Paste of fresh coriander leaves (commonly called Dhaniya Patti) can be applied to the brow. Also the lovely smell of the herb can be effective too.
  • The Juicy Coconut: Daily intake of coconut early morning being empty stomach may lessen the chances of nose bleeding.
  • Sap of Grapes: The sap of grapes when taken with honey is effectual for curing Epistaxis.

How to stop a nose bleed? Any remedy

A nose bleed will stop as soon as your blood begins to clot. Pinch the soft fleshy part of your nose to start the process of clotting. The pressure that you apply should be firm and constant and applied for at least ten minutes. Blow your nose hard as if you have a stuffy nose because this will also help stop the bleeding promptly. Wet some cotton with white vinegar and apply this to the affected area. The vinegar will cauterize the wound and stop the bleeding. Ensure that you are never lying down when you have a nose bleed and you should always sit up straight because this will prevent the intake of any blood. You can also try an ice pack because the cold helps the blood vessels to constrict and cuts down the bleeding.

Prevention and Preclusion of nose bleeding

Few are as follows-

  • Gulkand or rose petal jam is a delicious Indian delicacy. It is an Ayurvedic medicine also. To avoid a bloody nose, take one teaspoonful of Gulkand every day.
  • Amla (Indian Gooseberry) is very rich in Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron. The murabba or juice of amla prepared at home can be taken daily morning with water to make way from nose bleeding.
  • Drinking sufficient water daily will lead to a healthy nose.
  • Bread prepared from whole wheat or the ‘Brown bread’ or ‘Brown rice’ has ample of Zinc nutrient in it. Zinc helps in maintaining the body’s blood-vessels.
  • Dark green leafy vegetables must be taken in the diet.
  • Do not take aspirin or other blood thinning products when you get a nosebleed (if they are doctor-prescribed, consult your doctor before stopping any medication). 
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