Nose Bleed

Nose Bleed

Nose bleed

Aconite : Bright red, with great anxiety and fever.


The hemorrhagic diathesis ; the blood does not coagulate ; hemoptysis and hematemesis.


Passive, painless flow of dark liquid blood, the patient is wrinkled and scrawny, is often unconscious and cold, hemorrhages preceded by formication and tingling.

Slightest motion aggravates flow.


Dark clotted hemorrhages, from any part of the body, with coldness of face, collapse, gasping for breath, and the patient wants to be fanned ; ringing in the ears.

Carbo vegetabilis has a copious passive hemorrhage and where the patient desires to be fanned.

Dry cough, followed by spitting of blood, which is pure in the morning, but dark, lumpy and clotted in the evening, with a constricted feeling around the chest is the unique symptoms of Acalypha Indica.

Metrorrhagia, with paroxysmal flow of bright color, accompanied by pains in the joints are the main characteristic symptoms of Sabina.After abortion or labor, pains in back to pubis.

Ipeca - In haemoptysis, where the blood is bright and in gushes, with nausea and gagging.

In hemorrhages of bright red blood, which flows steadily ; nausea, etc.

Lachesis - Hemorrhages of dark blood, which deposits a sediment as of charred straw ; small wounds bleed profusely and the blood remains fluid, does not coagulate.

Belladonna - Blood is bright red from the uterus and characteristically hot.

Bovista - Hemorrhages from relaxation of the capillary system ; epistaxis or menstrual hemorrhages, where the blood flows with very little exertion ; the flow occurs more at night or in the morning.

Ustilago- Bright, partly dotted hemorrhages from passive congestion of the uterus ; hemorrhages from slight causes, as from digital examinations.

Millefolium -  In hemorrhages from any part of the body of bright red blood, and occurring after mechanical injuries.

Hemoptysis, epistaxis or hemorrhages from the uterus or bowels.

It differ from Aconite here; Aconite has anxiety ; Millefolium not.

Characterizing features of Erigeron, another member of the same family, in hemorrhages, the hemorrhage is of bright red blood and is increased by every motion of the patient.

Cinnamomum -  Profuse hemorrhage from a strain or misstep ; tendency to hemorrhages ; frequent attacks of nosebleed.

Trillium pendulum -  Active or passive ; threatened abortion, with a gush of blood on each movement, with a sensation as if the hips and back were falling apart ; relieved by bandaging the hips tightly.

Carbo vegetabilis in nosebleed :  Persistent, dark, occurring in old and debilitated persons, the face being pale, sunken, almost hippocratic ; nosebleed in old people.

Mercurius has nosebleed where the blood coagulates and hangs from the nose like icicles.

Ferrum - It stands between China and Ipecac.

It suits anaemic cases like China, where there is much prostration, and it has bright red, gushing flow and difficulty of breathing, like Ipecac.

Hamamelis -  The flow is dark, passive, venous and accompanied by a feeling of soreness, and the patient is greatly exhausted.

Phosphorus -  Hemorrhagic diathesis.

Hemorrhages from any part of body, especially from lungs or stomach.

Cactus : With strong throbbing of heart, less fever and anxiety than Aconite.

Millefolium : Bright red, no fever.

Arsenic (Old, chronic catarrhal troubles of the nose where the nose bleeds easily, and he is always sneezing and taking cold, always chilly and pallid, tired, restless, full of anxiety in the night and has troublesome dreams) and Carbo vegetabilis have hemorrhage due to tissue degeneration.

Crocus - Epistaxis or other hemorrhage where the blood is thick and dark, hangs in strings from nose.

Aceticum acidum
Bleeding from various mucous membranes, nose, stomach, rectum, lungs and from ulcers.
Sensitive to cold.

Ailanthus glandulosa
Malignant scarlet fever. The regular rash does not come out, but in its place red spots, roseola-like, make their appearance; the usual uniform spread of the eruption has failed, or has been suppressed, and there is bleeding from the gums and nose, and dreadful tumefaction in the throat. The countenance is purple and besotted, the eyes are congested and there is even bleeding from the eyes.

Aloe socotrina
The head feels hot and he wants something cool upon it. This is from the heat of the surface, not fever. Sensation of heat in the surface, feeling of congestion and fulness of the surface of the body; fulness and engorged veins all over the body. Venous oozings from the nose, the bowels, the bladder; bleeding in general. The veins become varicose and the skin is hot. Much heat in the orifices of the body; the eyes, mouth and throat are hot and burn. There is a sensation of dryness, burning and excoriation about the anus.

Alumina phosphorica
Dry coryza alternating with fluent; with cough. Discharge bloody; copious; crusts; excoriating; greenish; offensive; purulent; yellowish-green; yellow; viscid; thick. Most stubborn nasal catarrh. Painful dryness in the nose. The nose bleeds on blowing it. The nose is very red and it itches. One-sided obstruction of the nose. Pain in the nose and root of nose, worse on touch or pressure; soreness in nose; burning in nose; smell lost; nose swollen; ulceration in nose; frequent sneezing. Dry, cracked lips.

Ambra grisea
Copious bleeding from the nose in the morning. Feeble circulation (easy oozings from mucous membranes). Copious nose bleed early in bed. Dried blood gathered in nose. Long continued dryness of the nose, frequent irritation as from sneezing. In the nose an old, dry catarrh with atrophic condition of the mucous membrane. The nose inside becomes shiny and withered. Dryness of the mouth without thirst.

Ammonium carbonicum
Bleeding of black blood, often fluid blood, that will not coagulate, flowing from the nose, the uterus, the bladder and bowels. Rapid blood changes, it disturbs the whole economy (scorbutic constitution). Fluid are all acrid. Saliva becomes acrid and excoriates the lips, so that they crack in the corners and middle, and become raw and dry and scabby. The eye-lids fester and become dry and cracked from the excoriating fluids from the eye. The stool is acrid and excoriates. The genitals of the female become raw and sore from the acrid menstrual discharge and leucorrhoea, and wherever there is an ulcer upon the skin the fluids that ooze from it excoriate the parts round about, this excoriating character belonging to all of the exuding fluids and discharges. Scorbutic, catarrhal condition of the nose. Discharge from the nose acrid. Severe pain as if the brain were forcing itself out just above nose. Nose-bleed when washing face or hands in morning. Many complaints from bathing; prominent feature is that the skin is covered with red, mottled spots after bathing. Bathing produces surging all over, here and there, as well as nose-bleed.

Antimonium tartaricum
Ulceration of mucous membranes everywhere. It has ulcers in the nose and in the larynx, and ulcers that bleed. Bleeding ulcers in the stomach, so there is vomiting of blood.

Argentum nitricum
Tendency to haemorrhages. The ulcers bleed; there is bleeding from the nose, bleeding from the chest, the urine is bloody; leucorrhoea copious, menstrual flow copious, menorrhagia; bleeding from the mucous membranes generally, from the uterus. Vomiting of blood.

Arsenicum sulphuratum flavum
Cold nose. Fluent coryza. Nasal discharge bloody, burning, crusty, excoriating, greenish, offensive, thick, white, yellow. Dryness in nose. Bleeding from the nose. The nose is obstructed with thick mucus. Offensive odor from nose. Burning inside of nose. Smell at first acute, later wanting. Frequent sneezing. The nose is swollen. Ulceration high up in nose. Epithelioma of the lip.

Arum triphyllum
Constant picking at the nose until it bleeds; boring with the finger into the side of the nose.

Aurum arsenicum
Caries of the bones of nose in old cases of syphilis. Old stubborn catarrhs. The nose is red. He has frequent attacks of coryza, fluent or dry. Discharge from nose; bloody; crusts; offensive; fetid; greenish; purulent; suppressed; thick; watery; yellow. The nose is obstructed and there is itching and bleeding. Ozaena. Pain in the nose; in the bones; boring; burning; sore inside; ulcerative pain. Smell at first acute, later lost. Frequent sneezing. The nose is swollen. Ulceration in nose.

Aurum muriaticum
Catarrh of the nose in patients who are sensitive to the warm room(Pulsatilla and Kali sulphuricum, both of these are better in the open air). The discharges of the remedy are thin or thick like pus, very offensive and sometimes bloody, and there are many hard crusts in the nose. Bleeding of the nose on blowing out of the crusts. Yellow, greenish discharge. Stubborn syphilitic catarrh. The nasal bones become sensitive to pressure. Caries of the bones of the nose. Red, swollen nose. Deep cracks about the wings of the nose. Lupus of the wings of the nose. Infants with inherited syphilis with snuffles and indented nose. The circumscribed red face with pallor of face and neck in heart complaint, palpitation on slight exertion, pressure behind the sternum when walking, suffocates in a close room, wants cool air, ameliorated by gentle motion . The pale face with red spot on each cheek in heart complaint.The infant's face looks old.

The nose contains delicate blood vessels
Nosebleeds are more often annoying than a serious health threat, although they can indicate the presence of other underlying illnesses.
Most nosebleeds can be treated at home. They are messy and can be embarrassing, but most do not need professional medical attention.

What are they?

Most nosebleeds start in the lower part of the septum, the semi-rigid wall that separates the two channels of the nose.

It contains blood vessels that can be broken by a blow to the nose or the edge of a sharp fingernail.

With these nosebleeds - known as anterior nosebleeds - bleeding can occur from one side of the nose (epistaxis) or both (epistaxis bilateral).

They can usually be treated easily at home and do not require medical attention.

More rarely, posterior nosebleeds start when bleeding begins high and deep within the nose.

Blood flows down the back of the mouth and throat even when the patient is sitting up or standing.

This more severe type of nosebleed needs immediate medical attention.

What causes them?

Nosebleeds are caused by the rupture of a small blood vessel called a capilliary in the nose.

The most common cause of this is injury - a good bash to the nose will result in bleeding.

The other main cause is dryness of the inside of the nose. A dry climate or heated indoor air irritates and dries out nasal membranes, causing crusts that may itch and then bleed when picked.

Other causes of nosebleeds are colds, high altitude, allergies and medications.

Nosebleeds can also result from a calcium deficiency.

Occasionally, nosebleeds may indicate other disorders such as bleeding disorders, cancer, high blood pressure or disease of the arteries.

They can also indicate hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia, also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome.

This is a disorder involving a vascular growth similar to a birthmark in the back of the nose.

What is the treatment?

Sit up straight and pinch the nostrils together firmly for 10 minutes.

An ice pack can also be applied to the nose and cheeks.

The pressure should then be relieved to see if the nose is still bleeding.

If it is, patients are advised to pinch the nostrils for another 10 minutes.

If the nosebleed was caused by atmospheric dryness, the patient should breathe steamy air. After bleeding stops, petroleum jelly can be applied just inside the nose to prevent further bleeding.

Once bleeding has stopped, the sufferer should avoid any strenuous activity for 12 hours. Nor should they blow their nose, as this may dislodge blood clots and cause bleeding to start again.

If bleeding does not stop after 30 minutes of direct pressure, patients should see a doctor.

If blood runs down the back of the throat when pressure is applied to the nose, it could be a higher-septum nosebleed and require a visit to the doctor.

Patients should also seek professional help if nosebleeds occur more than once a week.

What is the treatment for serious nosebleeds?

Cauterisation is the minor surgical procedure used to stop heavy nosebleeds.

It involves destroying tissue with an electric current, a hot iron, or caustic chemicals.

This seals the ruptured blood vessel and prevents further bleeding.

This page contains basic information. If you are concerned about your health, you should consult a doctor.

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