What Causes Nosebleed?
The nose is a part of the body is located in a vulnerable position protruding on the face and rich in blood vessels (vascular).As a result, trauma to the face can cause nasal injury and bleeding. The bleeding may be major or minor complications. Nosebleeds occur spontaneously when the nasal membrane dry out and crack.The nose bleeds are common in winter months or during dry climates when the air is dry and warm from household heaters. The following risk factors predispose people to nosebleeds:
- Use of blood thinning medications
- Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy may increase the risk of nosebleeds.
- Less common causes of nosebleeds include tumors and inherited bleeding problems
- Alcohol abuse
How do you stop the common nosebleed?
Here we give step- by- step first aid recommendations on how to stop nose bleed:
- Sit upright and lean forward helps you reduce blood pressure in the veins of your nose and discourage further bleeding. It also help you avoid swallowing blood.
- Pinch your nose use your thumb and index finger. Continue to pinch for 10 to 15 minutes.It helps to stop the flow of blood.
- Sit quietly, keeping the head higher than the level of the heart. Do not lay flat or put your head between your legs.
- Keep ice in towel and apply ice to nose and cheeks afterwards.