Most nosebleeds are caused by a broken blood vessel in the front inside part of the nose. These nosebleeds are called anterior nosebleeds and can be quickly cured by pinching the soft part of your nose, tilting your head forward slightly and applying ice to the nose and sinus area to stop the bleeding. Anterior nosebleeds are often caused by dry air, allergies, deviated septum, nose picking, and sinusitis caused from rhinoviruses. Anterior nosebleeds can be stopped in less than 20 minutes. Posterior nosebleeds are more serious, as they occur higher up in the back inside part of the nose and involve larger blood vessels. Posterior nosebleeds occur in older adults, those who have clotting disorders or other underlying medical issues and who may need medical attention to pack the nose to stop heavy bleeding.
Vitamins and Nose Bleeds
Your body produces Vitamin D when you are out in the sun or when you drink milk, eggs and other dairy products. Vitamin D affects also how your body uses calcium. We need sufficient amounts of vitamin D to grow strong, healthy bones. Vitamin K, which is found in leafy green vegetables, helps in the clotting of blood and could be helpful in preventing frequent nosebleeds. Finally, vitamin C may be helpful in preventing nosebleeds, as it can strengthen fragile capillaries that cause the issue.