Bleeding from the nose most often occurs in children or the elderly, and especially during viral epidemics, in late winter and early spring, when there is a lack of vitamins in the body. Bleeding occurs suddenly, often at night, during sleep. Frequent nosebleeds are usually caused by hypersensitivity of the nasal vessels. Bleeding can also be caused by injuries, poor blood clotting, dry nasal mucosa, high blood pressure, stress or sensitivity to weather changes.

The appearance and general condition of the patient will depend on the intensity of the bleeding. If the bleeding is heavier, the skin is pale, the pulse is accelerated, and sometimes it collapses. It is necessary to calm the patient first. The patient's head must be tilted forward, and the thumb and forefinger must be grasped by the nose, and squeezed firmly for several minutes and breathed calmly. If the bleeding continues, the patient should be taken to a doctor. The doctor then stops the bleeding, after which the cause of the bleeding should be diagnosed.


- Purslane is a plant that especially improves blood clotting, and can be drunk squeezed or eaten as a salad
- In warm rooms, make sure that there is enough moisture so that the mucous membrane does not dry out
- It is necessary to put a cold compress on the neck
- Do not tilt your head back as blood will flow down your throat
- If the vein in the front of the nose has ruptured, squeeze the nose with your thumb and forefinger for a few minutes to close the vein on its own
- An ice pack or cold compress placed on the forehead or temple has the effect of narrowing the veins
- Soak gauze in hydrogen peroxide and put on your nose
- Drink teas from shepherd's purse, mistletoe and yarrow


For frequent nosebleeds seek medical attention.