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Nosebleed: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment
Nosebleed: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment

Hi everyone 

It is day 14 of #BlogchatterA2Z and as alphabet “N”, I am talking about another common disease condition and its homeopathic treatment.  

As “N”, I am talking about “Nosebleed or epistaxis”. What is nosebleed or epistaxis? What are types and causes? What are associated symptoms? What is scope of homeopathy in treating nosebleed? Read the post to know more! 

What is nosebleed?  

As the name suggested, bleeding or hemorrhage from nose due to any reason is called nosebleed or epistaxis. It is one of the most common problem and at least 65% of people suffer from once or more from nosebleed during their lifetime. In most of the cases, nosebleed is not a serious medical issue and did not require any long-term medical treatment.  

Children (age 2–10-year-old) and adults who suffer from hypertension or other bleeding disorders are more prone to suffer from nosebleed.  

Pathology  

Nose is a sensitive organ of body that has rich blood supply. There are many blood vessels that supply bloods to nose (specially the anterior part). This rich blood supply area is called the “Little’s area”. The location of nose (on front of face) and rich blood supply make this place to more prone for getting injured. Any injury or trauma or other factors (like hypertension) easily rupture the blood vessels and results in nosebleed or epitaxies.  

Types of nose bleed 

There are mainly two types of nosebleeds: 

  • Anterior nosebleed 
  • Posterior nosebleed 

Anterior nosebleed 

It is more common and less serious type of nosebleed. As the name suggested, it involves bleeding from anterior part of nose. This type of bleeding or hemorrhage is usually active (Bright red) in nature and get stopped by simple home care measures. Anterior nosebleed usually did not require any specific kind of treatment.  

Posterior nosebleed 

Posterior nosebleed is less common and more serious in nature. As the name suggested, it involves bleeding from posterior part of nose. Bleeding is usually passive (dark in color and may be clotted) in nature. The cause of posterior nosebleed could be other serious medical conditions like bleeding disorders. It requires proper set of diagnosis and treatment.  

Causes of nosebleed 

The cause of nosebleed could be varied from local to systemic. Depending upon the cause the symptoms and prognosis of nosebleed could varied as gentle to serious.  

Here are some common causes of nosebleed.  

  • Trauma or injury to nose (blow, fall or accident)  
  • Hot weather or any kind of heat that creates a dryness in nasal area and results in nosebleed.  
  • Winter  
  • Nasal allergies or other nasal diseases like sinusitis or deviated septum also causes nosebleed 
  • Use of allergy controlling nasal spray also causes dryness in nasal cavity and results in nosebleed. 
  • Bleeding disorders 
  • Systemic disorder like hypertension  
  • High altitude  
  • anemia 

Symptoms  

The most common symptom of nosebleed is bleeding from nose. Other associated symptoms could be  

  • Vomiting 
  • Fainting  
  • Weakness 
  • Exhaustion 
  • Vertigo and dizziness (occasionally)  
  • Other symptoms of trauma and injury (if nosebleed caused by injury) 
  • Symptoms of hypertension ( if the cause of nosebleed is hypertenstion) 

What to do as first aid to control nose bleed?  

nosebleed tips
Nosebleed tips

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Here is a step-by-step instruction to control nosebleed at home.  

First and most importantly, avoid lying down flat.  

Second bend a little and lean your body forward. Take a tissue or damp washcloth to hold the bleeding. Now, squeeze both soft parts of nose by using thumb and finger. Avoid putting pressure on bony part of nose. Next, squeeze the both soft parts of nose and apply gentle pressure continuously unto 15-20 minutes. Take breath from mouth. In most of the cases bleeding gets stop from the step. Repeat the steps once more if bleeding did not get stop.  

Additionally, you can use ice pack too for constricting blood vessels of nose.  

Warning signs 

  • When bleeding did not get stop by using above mentioned method.  
  • Blood is large in quantity and active in nature.  
  • When patient has a history of hypertension or other serious bleeding disorder.  
  • Bleeding is result of serious head injury  
  • When bleeding is present with other serious systemic symptoms like vomiting and fever.  

Homeopathic treatment  

Homeopathic treatment should be only used for mild cases of nosebleed. For serious nosebleed cases, it is very important to take proper professional medical treatment and emergency medical care (when needed).  

Here are some remedies that gives good results in treatment of nosebleed.  

Hamamelis Q 

Hamamelis Q
Hamamelis Q

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it is an excellent “Anti hemorrhagic remedy “in homeopathy. It works great in controlling nosebleed. This remedy can be used as a “general remedy” to control nosebleed irrespective of any cause. When blood is dark in color and incoagulable in nature, hamamelis works best. Patient also has soreness of nose and extreme weakness and exhaustion, due to blood loss.  

Dose: take ½ cup of Luke warm water and mixed 20 drops of Hamamelis Q. take this 3-4 times a day. You may repeat it frequently, in case of acute condition.  

Glonoinum

Glononinum 30
Glononinum 30

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Glonoinum is an excellent remedy for treating nosebleed caused by any form of heat. It works great in treating “Summer epistaxis”.  people who work in factories that causes prolonged heat exposure and get nose bleed, gloninum is the best remedy to cure their problem/. 

when patient has a red and hot face with rushing of blood towards head, gloninum give best results.  

Dose: 30 potency, 5-6 globules, 2-3 times a day.  

Lachesis 

Lachesis 30
Lachesis 30

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Lachesis is another excellent “Anti hemorrhagic remedy” in homeopathy. When there is black, clotted and passive bleeding is present from nose repeatedly; Lachesis gives best results. Sometimes, bleeding is offensive and acrid in nature, may cause erosion in nasal cavity.  

Dose: 30 potency 5-6 globules, 2-3 times a day.  

Trillium pendulum  

Trillium pedulum 30
Trillium pendulum

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This is another great “Anti-hemorrhagic remedy”. When nose bleed is caused by exposure to cold, it gives best results.  

Dose: 30 c potency, 5-6 globules, 2-3 times a day.  

Few other indicated remedies for nosebleed 

  • Arnica: when nose bleeding is caused by any injury, trauma or fall or due to any kind of over exertion. Patient also complain of bruised, sore feeling all over the body.  
  • Phosphorus: good remedy for active, bright red color hemorrhage. Patient also has extreme weakness and exhaustion 

So, these are some good homeopathic remedies to treat nosebleed. What are your thoughts? Please share with me.  

So, this is all for now. 

As “O”, I am talking about “Obesity and homeopathic treatment”. Stay tuned to know more.  

Read the previous posts of the series here: 

A: Acidity: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment  

B: baby colic : causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment 

C: Common childhood injuires: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment! 

D: Diarrhea: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment! 

E: Ear pain, causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment 

F: “Fever”- causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment! 

 G: “Gingivitis”: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment! 

H: “Hair loss”: common causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment!  

This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z Challenge

Disclaimer: the post is written for educational purpose only. did not intend to cure, treat or diagnose any disease condition. always consult your doctor before making any significant changes to your medication or starting any new medication.

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23 Comments

    • deepsreflections

      Just at the right time with summers approaching only yesterday i was thinking of these. Loved the pictorial representation you gave on how to stop nose bleed and will keep some medicines ready at home. Well written
      Deepika Sharma

      • Varsh

        Haven’t had any experience with nose bleeding but I remember my neighbour using mustard oil and tilting her head back to stop it. Good information as always!

        • momcaptureslife

          Thanks for these wonderful tips .Loved the pictorial representation you gave on how to stop nose bleed . I seriously didn’t know homeopathy works in nose bleeding also that too arnica

  • Pr@Gun

    Have pinned your nosebleed tips, its great. I have experienced nose bleeding in summers and high altitude too in my family, few times it was coz of injury too, but that time I didn’t knew of these medicines. Thanks for detailed post on nose bleeding.

  • romagptasinha

    This is really so needed buddy, my brother used to have nose bleed when we were small and I was scared every time it happened in school, Thanks to you now I know so much about it.

  • Navita Bhatia

    Loved your infographic on the first aid treatment of nose bleed. What I noticed is, we usually try to turn the head backwards if something like this happens. But we should turn it forward, right? With summers around the corner, these tips and remedies will be handy for most. Thank you for sharing this.

    • myworldwitheira

      You have literally covered A2Z of diseases and their Homeopathic cure Surbhi. Loved this series of yours and I’m getting your e-book too. Do not have this issue but will recommend your Homeopath series to my friends.

  • Top5Listicle

    Very helpful post on nose bleeding and the homeo remedies are also mentioned! Had seen my cousins having nose bleed. This is a savior.

  • rakhiparsai11984

    My daughter suffers from nose bleeding problem since her childhood. Despite showing to best of doctors and ENT specialist we couldn’t figure out the cause. Her nose is usually dry and that is what causes the bleeding. I really liked the details you have shared in this post around nose bleeding.

  • Neha Sharma

    My son got nosebleed 2-3 times a couple of months back but we didn’t get a chance to ask about it with his pediatrician. I just told him not to put finger in his nose and not to blow it. Also, while sleeping I kept his head elevated and it got all better in a few days. Thanks for sharing this information about nosebleeds and the treatment, it will surely come handy.

  • mummatalks

    Everyone in my family frm me to my husband n daughter have had nose bleeding issue mainly due to the heat and dryness. It was a very informative blog like your entire homeopathic series of A 2 Z.

  • Tina Basu

    I had a few bouts of nosebleed in my teens and had no idea why. Thankfully it has happened only 2-3 times in my life. These are helpful homeo treatments you have mentioned.

  • bhakti kotwal

    This has happened a lot with my sister in her childhood nd my mom used some home remedies. But these homeopathic medicines look promising too. I really liked the way you have addressed this.

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