Nosebleeds, though not a hazard to your health, can be messy, embarrassing, and annoying. They may be caused by a number of conditions, ranging from trauma to high blood pressure to inherited membrane thinness. But allergy reactions and/or inflammation due to allergies are the most common causes of chronic nosebleeds. Nosebleeds often result from excessive dryness in the nasal cavity, which causes the blood vessels in the nose to become easily agitated and burst, resulting in the outpouring of blood from the nasal cavities.
To help prevent nosebleeds, try a not-so-new method that is growing in popularity because of its natural healing properties and effectiveness: coconut oil. With its many health-promoting elements, including lauric and capric acids that reduce inflammation and irritation while also boosting immunity, coconut oil helps to eliminate the causes of nosebleeds. Use coconut oil topically as well as ingesting it daily as a preventative.
How to stop a nosebleed:
To provide relief topically, Use:
- Coconut oil as needed
- Moisten a cotton swab with coconut oil and swab the inside of the nose in order to moisturize tissues and relieve dryness that can contribute to nosebleeds. The oil’s antihistamine properties reduce inflammation of the nasal cavities and provide allergy-symptom relief.
To strengthen the health of the membranes in the nose, Use:
- 1 to 3 tablespoons of coconut oil for adults or 1⁄2 to 1 tablespoon for children per day
- Consume daily, alone or in food, to promote a quality blood supply to the area.
Coconut oil is natural and gentle enough to be consumed even by infants and children. It also improves immunity and prevents sinus and nasal infections, which can reduce the incidence of nosebleeds.
Don’t tip the head back!
When dealing with a nosebleed, a common reaction is to tilt the head back and plug the nose. This is not a recommended treatment method, though, because it keeps the blood inside the nose and forces it back into the sinuses.
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