Natural Ways To Stop Nose Bleeding: Remedies To Prevent Epistaxis

Question: I woke up in the morning and experienced bleeding from the nose which continued for two days and then it stopped. But on the third day bleeding again started. I’d been on hypertension drugs since 2002 and stopped it till the bleeding incidence stopped. What must I do for permanent nose bleeding treatment?

How To Stop Bleeding From Nose?

Epistaxis is very common and affects almost everyone. Usually it is a result to trauma and association with hypertension is controversial. Epistaxis is not proportional to the severity of hypertension and should not be associated with it without thorough investigation.

Epistaxis is rarely fatal and some simple measures to control and treat nose bleed are:

  • Remain calm.
  • Sit upright and leaning forward.
  • Squeeze the bottom of the nose for 5 to 10 minutes to stop bleeding. In the meantime breathe through the mouth and spit out any blood or saliva.
  • Use ice packs on the outer part of the nose to reduce bleeding.
  • Ask someone to monitor your pulse and blood pressure.

If there is excessive bleeding call for medical help

Home Remedies For Prevention Of Epistaxis

Use of homeopathic medicines like, ‘œSepia officinalis-mother tincture’ and ‘œPhosphorous 30′ are helpful.

It can be taken after consultation with homeopathic doctor.

This will prevent future incidences of epistaxis and also help in controlling your hypertension.

Some simple precautions to cure bleeding nose that you can take are:

  • Avoid blowing the nose too hard.
  • Avoid straining while passing stools or lift anything heavy.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Keep the inner lining of the nose moist by applying petroleum jelly.
  • Avoid picking the nose.


  1. Gregory said:

    I am suffering from chronic epistaxis. How to prevent nose bleed? Also how to prevent mucus from the nose?

    November 27, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Epistaxis is bleeding from nose. Nose bleed can be from anterior region or it can be from posterior region of the nose. In most cases nose bleeding is from anterior region of the nose. Posterior nose bleed is rare but is more serious. When epistaxis occurs recurrently it is mostly due to dry nasal mucosa. If that is the cause than nasal saline spray is beneficial most of the time. At times when it occurs frequently cryosurgery, electrocautery etc are some of the treatment options.

      November 28, 2012
  2. Bruce said:

    I have a low platelet count and had nose bleeds for last 30 years. I finally got them under control. I use a small makeup mirror and penlight to look in my nose for scabbing on the sides of the nostrils Every morning. If they appear, I drink 20 ounces of an electrolyte sport drink and wait 45 minutes and look again. I use a bit of saline spray to moisten the scabs and sniff. The scabs break off and tissues return to pink.

    April 25, 2017

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