Updated: Oct 3
Nosebleeds are random and can quickly ruin a trip to the grocery store. No more 10-minute nose-pinching sessions...just two steps to stop nosebleeds fast!
You are walking down the frozen section of the grocery store and it happens. You feel the quick dripping sensation and your hand automatically shoots to your nose. Is my nose running? The red drop hits your hand....another nosebleed.
"...all my life, I had almost accepted that I would always be plagued with nosebleeds… no more! Even using this product once a week has made a huge difference. My nosebleeds have stopped, and my nose is less dry and irritated." -Aquegel Customer
Frequent nosebleeds hinder daily activities and make it difficult to have a healthy quality of life. Plus it just stinks trying to get all the stains off your shirts!
This blog focuses on the in's and out's of nosebleeds -
What is a nosebleed (or epistaxis)?
A nosebleed (or medically "epistaxis") is losing blood from the tissue that lines the inside of your nose. Blood can flow from one or both nostrils. Your nose uses many blood vessels to "help warm and moisten the air you breathe". Located close to the surface of your nose, these vessels are prone to damage from dryness or injury. Minor nosebleeds (anterior nosebleeds) usually start from the nasal septum, the cartilage that separates the nostrils, in the front of the nose.
In the United States, more than 60 million nosebleeds will occur annually. Nose bleeds are most common in children and the elderly ranging from 55 to 80 years old.
Two steps to stop nosebleeds fast
Rather than pinching your nose continuously for 10 minutes - stop nosebleeds instantly with Aquegel Nasal Moisturizers!
Steps to stop a nosebleed fast:
Step 1: Coat a cotton swab with a thin layer of Aquegel
Step 2: Using the cotton swab, apply a light coating of Aquegel inside the bleeding
Aquegel Nasal Moisturizers are applied inside the nostrils, at the source of the damage, acting as a miniature band-aid to cover the bleeding nasal tissue.
What causes nosebleeds?
There are many causes of nosebleeds ranging from athletic injury to taking blood-thinning medications.
Nosebleeds are most commonly caused by dry air
Especially in the winter months, heating systems dry the air you breathe causing nasal tissue to be susceptible to uncomfortable cracking and damage.
Common causes of nosebleeds:
Oxygen Therapy or CPAP
Rather than occasional nosebleeds, for CPAP or oxygen users, nosebleeds can happen daily.
Drugs like aspirin or warfarin can cause frequent or excessive bleeding by increasing the time it takes for blood to clot.
Physical damage to your nose due to: nose picking(frequent with children), athletics, or putting objects into the nose can cause nosebleeds.
Are you concerned about nosebleeds?
Although nosebleeds can be scary to children, most nosebleeds are not serious. "Only about 10% of cases are severe enough to require medical treatment.". Seek medical help if...
Bleeding is combined with other symptoms (high blood pressure, dizziness, chest pain)
Bleeding lasts longer than 30 minutes OR is heavy bleeding pouring down the throat
Bleeding occurs 3+ times per week or greater than 6 times per month
How to prevent nosebleeds?
If you are tired of your nose sporadically going off - dripping blood, staining shirts, and ruining activities... it's time for nosebleed prevention.
Stay Hydrated -
Use a long-lasting nasal gel (like Aquegel Nasal Moisturizers®) daily to keep your nasal passages from drying out.
Drinking enough water can have drastic impacts on the elasticity and durability of your nasal tissue.
Avoid Injury -
Don't put anything solid, including fingers, into your nose. Cut your children's nails regularly to keep their fingernails short.
Wear proper safety equipment when playing sports or involved in activities that could result in head injuries.
Limit blood thinners -
Reduce the use of medications like aspirin or ibuprofen that can increase bleeding.
Consult your doctor before making adjustments to the dosage of prescription medications like warfarin (Coumadin®) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
"No more sore nose or nosebleeds!! I'm oxygen therapy patient for 10 years. I tried other products but this is by far the best I have used! My nose is not sore and no nosebleeds since I have started to use it! My nose thanks you!!! 😊" -Gayle (Aquegel Customer)