Home remedies for nosebleeds How to Cure Nosebleeds with Natural Treatments Soak a small cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and pack it lightly into the nostril. Squeeze nettle leaves, soak a cotton ball and pack lightly into the nostril for 3-5 minutes. Soak a small cotton ball in lemon juice and pack lightly into the nostril for 2-4 minutes. Mix grind cumin and equal amount of apple cider vinegar, soak a cotton ball and pack into the nostril for 1 minute. Boil 10 acorns for 10 minutes, cool and save in the refrigerator. When needed, soak a cotton ball in the liquid and pack into the nostril for 4-5 minutes. Put 1/8-1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of hot preferred water and drink. Take some regular water and mix it with some salt. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the mixture and then put some drops in your nose. Soak a cotton ball in onion juice and pack it lightly into the nostril for 3-4 minutes. Use your thumb and forefinger to firmly pinch the soft part of your nose shut. The nose consists of a hard, bony part and a softer part made of cartilage. Nosebleeds usually occur in the soft part of the nose. Spraying the nose with a medicated nasal spray (such as Afrin) before applying pressure may help stop a nosebleed. You will have to breathe through your mouth. Apply an ice pack to your nose and cheeks. Cold will constrict the blood vessels and help stop the bleeding. Keep pinching for a full 10 minutes. Use a clock to time the 10 minutes. It can seem like a long time. Resist the urge to peek after a few minutes to see if your nose has stopped bleeding. Check to see if your nose is still bleeding after 10 minutes. If it is, hold it for 10 more minutes. Most nosebleeds will stop after 10 to 20 minutes of direct pressure. Put a light coating of a moisturizing ointment (such as Vaseline) or an antiseptic nasal cream inside your nose. Do not blow your nose or put anything else inside your nose for at least 12 hours after the bleeding has stopped. Rest quietly for a few hours.
Nosebleeds in children Crying increases the blood flow to the face and makes bleeding from the nose worse. If your child has a nosebleed and is crying, speak in a quiet, relaxed manner to help control your child's fear. Make sure to check for an object in the nostrils. If an object is found, go to the topic Objects in the Nose. Nosebleeds are common. Most often they are a nuisance and not a true medical problem. But they can be both.