Many people have already experienced a nose bleed; if you are one of them, here are a few tips on how to stop a nose bleed fast. Nose bleeds can be classified as mild ‘anterior’ nose bleeds and those more serious bleeds that are rather heavy and very hard to stop.
The first type of nose bleed is very common and it doesn’t mean anything serious. It can happen to anyone and it usually occurs due to nose dryness. The other type of nose bleed is more severe. It can occur in old people because their nasal arteries change due to their age. High blood pressure is also a contributing factor.
If you have just had a nose bleed, do not engage in any physical activity that requires exertion because your venous pressure may go up and lead to repeated bleeding from your nose. If you experience severe nose bleed that just won’t stop, you better go to the hospital and get some help. You should certainly undergo more detailed analysis to determine the causes of such heavy bleeds.
However, there are a few things you can do to stop the nose bleeds. Let the blood go out instead of letting it go back. Do not lie but do not keep your head too much forward either.
Squeeze your nose gently with your fingers for several minutes (while doing this you have to use your mouth to breath). Put some ice onto your nose bridge. When the bleeding has stopped, do not clean the inside of your nose right away. Do not blow or irritate your nose. Just stay calm for a while.
If this problem occurs from time to time, try to blow your nose gently each time you do it. If the nose bleed becomes frequent and/or severe, see your doctor and ask for help.