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Stop that nosebleed

health and fitness Updated: Jun 05, 2012 16:16 IST
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The nose is rich in blood vessels and is situated in a vulnerable position, thus trauma to the face can easily lead to nasal injury and bleeding. Nosebleeds can occur spontaneously when the nasal membranes dry out and crack. This is common in dry climates or during winter when the air is dry. A deviated septum, foreign object or other nasal blockage can also cause a nosebleed. Frequent nosebleeds indicate health problems like high blood pressure (hypertension).

Treatment
Don't lie down. Avoid sniffing or blowing your nose for at least 12 hours.
Have two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, thrice a day.
Drink vegetable juice made from mint, coriander and spinach.
Smell freshly cut onion. It stops bleeding very quickly.
Apply cold compresses across the bridge of the nose.
Keep the nasal passage moist, and avoid smoking.

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