How to stop bleeding?
Having trouble stopping the bleeding? All sorts of incidents or medical conditions can lead to bleeding. Whether it’s a cut, scrape or nosebleed, it’s important to stop the bleeding quickly, especially if it seems out of control!
To do this, several techniques exist. So here are 10 tips to stop any bleeding.
1. Grandma’s trick to stop bleeding
To stop light bleeding, such as from a cut or scrape, sprinkle ground pepper on it. Pepper would have the ability to coagulate the blood, acting as a barrier. Once dry, rinse with lukewarm water and disinfect the wound.
Wondering how to stop a nosebleed? Know that there are several tips to stop a nosebleed. Here are a few:
- Tilt your head slightly forward to avoid swallowing blood. Then, pinch the tip of your nose for 5 or 10 minutes (never tilt your head back).
- Apply cold compresses to your neck or forehead. Cooling you down will help decrease blood flow.
- Place hemostatic swabs in your nostrils. These tampons release a product that helps coagulation.
- Dip a cotton swab in pure white vinegar, and apply gently into the affected nostril.
3. Stop bleeding by exerting pressure
Often the first step needed to stop a heavy bleed is to apply pressure to it. To stop bleeding, take a clean cloth and apply pressure to the wound. The bleeding will stop quickly.
WARNING! If you need to stop someone else’s bleeding, be sure to wear gloves or protect your hands with a plastic bag.
4. Stop bleeding by lying down
To slow or stop bleeding, lie down and elevate your legs. This will help stabilize blood flow, and keep you from rolling your eyes! Also, if the wound is in your hands or forearms, hold them higher than your heart until the bleeding stops.
5. Eosin to stop the blood from flowing
Eosin is an orange dye that has drying properties. Apply some eosin to your wound to stop the bleeding. The wound will dry up and the blood will therefore stop flowing.
6. Stop bleeding from a shaving cut
It happens to all of us one day to cut ourselves while shaving. And this, whether you are a man or a woman! To stop bleeding from a razor cut, follow these simple steps:
- Start by applying a warm water compress for a few minutes.
- Then, disinfect the wound with an alcohol-based product, or aftershave lotion.
- If the bleeding continues, apply an ice cube to the cut for a few minutes, or until the bleeding stops. Then, put a small amount of lip balm on the cut.
- Once the bleeding is over, gently remove the wax from the lip balm, and apply an unscented moisturizer. This will help soothe the burning sensation and help the cut heal.
7. Stop a bleeding pimple
Have you caught or popped a pimple, and it keeps bleeding? Follow these few tips to stop a bleeding pimple:
- Apply pressure to it using a cotton ball soaked in hydrogen peroxide.
- Apply ice to the bleeding pimple to help the blood clot.
- Treat the pimple with an astringent facial product, such as a toner.
- Stop a pimple bleeding with an antiseptic pen. These pens contain either alum or silver nitrate.
- Use benzoyl peroxide, this will clear the pimple and stop the bleeding.
8. What to do in case of bleeding?
We speak of hemorrhage when the bleeding is constant or pulsating, and does not stop spontaneously. Hemorrhage can occur during a deep cut, a fracture, and other serious accidents.
Have you witnessed such an accident? Here’s how to stop a profusely bleeding wound:
- Whenever possible, protect yourself from possible disease transmission by wearing gloves or a plastic bag.
- Help the victim to lie down, if it has not already been done.
- Apply pressure with the palm of your hand or fingers directly to the source of the bleeding.
- Ask someone to call for help. If you are alone and need to call for help yourself, apply a thick cloth pad to the wound, and wrap another strip of cloth around it to hold it securely. Resume pressure as soon as you can.
- Once the emergency services have arrived on the scene, remember to wash your hands thoroughly and remove your soiled clothes.
9. A plant to stop light bleeding
Although considered a weed, nettle has several useful properties including treating light bleeding. Indeed, this plant has mild anti-hemorrhagic properties.
It can therefore be used in the form of herbal tea or mother tincture, as a compress, to help stop bleeding.
10. A plant to stop bleeding during menstruation
Many women suffer from heavy periods and all the inconveniences that this entails. Ladies, know that there is a plant that is known for its ability to reduce and even stop heavy bleeding!
What is this plant? The Pasteur Scholarship. This plant has been used for ages for its antihemorrhagic properties. Midwives often recommend it to their patients who have heavy bleeding after childbirth. Available in the form of mother tincture (liquid concentrate), just take 30 to 50 drops diluted in a glass of water, 2 to 3 times a day at mealtimes, from the start of your period.
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