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When to worry about a nose bleed on world haemophilia day

by , 17 April 2013

Suffering from endless nose bleeds? It could just be that you've burst the tiny blood vessels at the front of your nose again from having dry nasal membranes. So don't automatically worry that you're going to bleed to death with a bad nose bleed - it's easy to stop nose bleeds in their tracks.

 
Seeing blood on the tissue you’ve just blown your nose into can be a shock. 
 
Especially if the blood keeps gushing out.
 
This gets the brain ticking, as frequent, unexplained nose bleeds could be a sign of haemophilia, explains Medic8.
 
But your nose bleed is more likely just a case of having irritated your nasal membranes. 
 
So you should be able to stop the nose bleed naturally if you’re not a haemophiliac.
 
The best way to stop your nose bleed…
 
All you need to do is lean slightly forward and pinch your nostrils together. 
 
This will put pressure on the ruptured blood vessels and stop the blood from going down your throat, says eHow.
 
Because as awful as it sounds, swallowing blood during a nosebleed, could mean you vomit it up or pass a dark, tarry-looking stool after the nosebleed has stopped, says HomemadeMedicine.
 
Simply keep a steady pressure on your nose for around 10 minutes and the blood should stop flowing.
 
What to do if your nose bleed won’t stop
 
You’ll only need to visit your doctor if your nose bleed makes it difficult for you to breathe or if it won't stop after 30 minutes with compression, says MayoClinic
 
Two ways to prevent future nose bleeds
 
Then, remember to prevent future nose bleeds by not using excessive force when blowing your nose, as this irritates the nasal passages. 
 
It’s also a good idea to keep the nasal membranes as moist as possible by using a humidifier in your home.
 
Running a warm-mist humidifier in the bedroom at night to increase moisture and warmth in the room also reduces the risk of coughing from breathing in cold, dry air in winter, says FSP Health.
 
You’ll find it easier to breathe and you’ll suffer fewer nose bleeds in the long run.
 

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