How do you stop your nose from bleeding?

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« on: 17/01/2009 01:08:56 »
Once it has started bleeding, what ways can you stop it? I usually just get two fingers and apply pressure at the top of the nose, just a bit below the eyes and try not to tip my head. Anyone else know other methods?
How about things that you can eat/drink to stop them starting in the first place!  [:P]

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« Reply #1 on: 20/01/2009 01:11:17 »
Has no-one ever had to deal with bleeding noses? Am I the only one? [::)][???]

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« Reply #2 on: 20/01/2009 09:32:19 »
I stick a rolled up piece of tissue up my hooter for a few mins. Looks a bit like Mr Bean, but it works for me.
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #3 on: 20/01/2009 09:38:20 »
I do that too Don_1. When there isn't a sink around! [:(!] [:(!]

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« Reply #4 on: 20/01/2009 09:44:02 »
Do you often get them? Perhaps there is something else that you should research, rather than only how to stop them....

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« Reply #5 on: 20/01/2009 09:45:50 »
I see that we have ads for Haemorrhoids now! Bleeding arseholes!

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« Reply #6 on: 20/01/2009 09:49:36 »
Often, not really. It just seems to be in summer when it is really hot and when I get a bit dehydrated. I had one the other day and it is the first one since last summer, so I was a bit worried that they'll keep coming back but so far its just been the once. [:)] It usually happens around sleeping time, usually when I get up, or before I go to bed and a few years back, even in the middle of the night when I was going to the bathroom, that was a bit annoying to say the least  [:(!] [:(!] [:(!]. But I am keeping my fluids high and eating carefully, I was just wondering if anyone had any complementary medicine thay had cooked up themselves!  [:)] [:)] [:)]

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« Reply #7 on: 20/01/2009 10:07:41 »
It sounds as though it might be linked to blood pressure, for example, when you wake up, your blood pressure is increasing. Also, when under strain, your blood pressure increases locally, and in the head, hence the red-cheeks (on your head!). Perhaps some of the blood vessels in your nose are slightly thinner than usual, and rupture when your BP increases? However - this is merely speculation from a non GP! It may be worth getting it checked. Have you ever broken your nose?

Why would you want to seek complementary medicine?

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« Reply #8 on: 20/01/2009 10:11:53 »
Not complementary medicine as such, but the traditional Chinese medicine that I took a few years ago worked wonders. Don't know if anyone else has had the problem though...

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« Reply #9 on: 20/01/2009 10:25:24 »
Not complementary medicine as such, but the traditional Chinese medicine that I took a few years ago worked wonders. Don't know if anyone else has had the problem though...

Unfortunately, "traditional Chinese medicine" falls into the "Argument from tradition" logical fallacy. This does not mean that it doesn't work, but caution should be the watchword.

If you have it checked by a trained GP, or better yet, an ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) specialist, you may not need any medicine at all...

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« Reply #10 on: 20/01/2009 10:32:48 »
Thank you for your ongoing support dentstudent, I'll keep that in mind [:)]

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« Reply #11 on: 20/01/2009 21:38:06 »
Dentstudent is correct. This sounds like a blood pressure problem. You really MUST go to the GP. It might just be a thin skin problem that means as soon as your blood pressure rises the veins in your nose near the skin surface break through the skin. This is something that should be sorted.
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« Reply #12 on: 21/01/2009 00:38:52 »
Thank you Make it Lady, I'll get it sorted out [:)][:)]

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« Reply #13 on: 21/01/2009 08:26:38 »
Dentstudent is correct.

Phew! And blimey! Thanks MIL.

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« Reply #14 on: 05/02/2009 09:20:19 »
Once it has started bleeding, what ways can you stop it? I usually just get two fingers and apply pressure at the top of the nose, just a bit below the eyes and try not to tip my head. Anyone else know other methods?
How about things that you can eat/drink to stop them starting in the first place!  [:P]

Sorry I did not see this sooner.. The way we were taught to do this for our health and safety training from blue cross is to sit down pinch the nose closed put your elbows on your knees and lean your head down forward with nose closed. This is supposed to allow the blood to form a clot and stop the bleeding!

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« Reply #15 on: 05/02/2009 09:22:36 »
Hmmm...haven't heard of that one before, might come in handy (hopefully not though). Thank you.

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« Reply #16 on: 05/02/2009 09:31:56 »
Yeah.. I thought it was weird to but by Joe it does the trick....I do a training every year for adults and children and that has been the newest one the books for the last couple years!

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« Reply #17 on: 05/02/2009 18:44:45 »
I've always just tipped my head back, which seems to stop it.

Heard that taking low-dose aspirin on a regular basis can cause nose bleeds.


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« Reply #18 on: 05/02/2009 22:02:22 »
My mother has told me to get some cold water and slap my forehead, and it works!

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« Reply #19 on: 07/02/2009 01:00:31 »
LOL..HMMM I wonder what happens when you get some cold water and slap your behind? ... [;D]

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« Reply #20 on: 07/02/2009 01:21:57 »
I sorry?

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« Reply #21 on: 07/02/2009 01:36:22 »
LOL.. It was a joke.. as in Perhaps it may clot the other end up...Put a plug in it ..Plug you up in other directions.. Me is a bad jokester.. sorry.. my humor is still very young! LOL..

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« Reply #22 on: 07/02/2009 01:40:18 »
Perhaps it was not as funny as I thought it was!

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« Reply #23 on: 28/02/2009 04:44:44 »
I've always just tipped my head back, which seems to stop it.

Heard that taking low-dose aspirin on a regular basis can cause nose bleeds.


That's because aspirin is a Blood thinner!

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« Reply #24 on: 28/02/2009 07:55:13 »
I've just remembered something else, you roll up a piece of tissue paper or whatever and stuff it between your teeth and top lip, (the end result is that you look like a rugby player or a boxer with their mouthguards in) then you press hard on it and the bleeding should stop [:)]

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« Reply #25 on: 28/02/2009 08:47:50 »
forms a clot in the nostrils where the blood piles up.

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« Reply #26 on: 28/02/2009 08:54:19 »
What does?

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« Reply #27 on: 28/02/2009 11:04:20 »
holding the tissue there and holding it!

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« Reply #28 on: 28/02/2009 11:07:26 »
Are you referring to this?

I've just remembered something else, you roll up a piece of tissue paper or whatever and stuff it between your teeth and top lip, (the end result is that you look like a rugby player or a boxer with their mouthguards in) then you press hard on it and the bleeding should stop [:)]

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« Reply #29 on: 28/02/2009 11:21:26 »
yes, indeedy!

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« Reply #30 on: 28/02/2009 11:26:49 »
With all due respect Karen W., but I don't think that you have read the 'instructions' properly.

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« Reply #31 on: 28/02/2009 11:32:23 »
pressing hard on it may have the same effect as if you were pinching the nose off but your lip would be blocking the passage...

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« Reply #32 on: 28/02/2009 11:34:13 »
Only instructions I take agree the red cross advice as in my other posts! LOL
Did you mean yours as instruction?

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« Reply #33 on: 28/02/2009 11:38:26 »
Never mind Karen W. [:)]
I think I am getting a bit tired for this...

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« Reply #34 on: 28/02/2009 11:40:33 »
did I say something to offend you?

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« Reply #35 on: 28/02/2009 11:41:57 »
sounds like you need some sleep!

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« Reply #36 on: 28/02/2009 11:42:17 »
No. Don't worry about it.
I was merely suggesting that I needed some sleep. [:)]

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« Reply #37 on: 28/02/2009 11:42:49 »
sounds like you need some sleep!
There you go! You got there ahead of me! [:)]

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« Reply #38 on: 28/02/2009 12:00:06 »
Oh good for a moment there I thought I said something weird or something! LOL... Best get you some shut eye if you can!!

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« Reply #39 on: 28/02/2009 12:03:28 »
Well, I'm trying my best!

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« Reply #40 on: 28/02/2009 12:29:11 »
Well, I'm trying my best!
Yes I know!!! Me too...Good Luck!

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« Reply #41 on: 06/04/2009 03:24:59 »
I ran into a rather serious nosebleed one time while mountaineering. My friend decided to make a rather impressive display as in a Monty Python film. Direct pressure only made the blood flow backwards into the mouth. Eventually we were able to pack snow over his face to stop the bleeding. This made my friend happy since an emergency technician who came upon us was ready to ram a long gauze bandage up the nostril to stop the flow.

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« Reply #42 on: 06/04/2009 06:21:11 »
Well, that's is certainly one way!

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« Reply #43 on: 06/04/2009 12:14:51 »
Well I'm not climbing any mountain to stop a nose bleed, come to think of it, climbing a mountain would give me a nose bleed!
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #44 on: 06/04/2009 12:25:13 »
A freezer.

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« Reply #45 on: 06/04/2009 12:32:50 »
don't joke.

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« Reply #46 on: 06/04/2009 12:45:26 »
It was not a joke.

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« Reply #47 on: 06/04/2009 12:46:59 »
ohhh i know,

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« Reply #48 on: 06/04/2009 12:52:06 »
A freezer.

I'm not climbing any freezers either.
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« Reply #49 on: 06/04/2009 12:52:58 »
Get the ice out!