Blood coming out through nostrils is the most common and visible symptom.Blood clots seen in mucous while coughing out.Vomiting due to swallowing of blood when it happens to flow down your throat.If the blood is get swallowed when the nosebleed takes place while sleeping, you are likely to find that color of your stools becomes reddish or dark brown.This happens because the blood reaches the stomach through your throat.
In most cases, the nosebleeds do not pose any serious health concerns and can easily be treated at home. Some home remedies for nosebleeds are mentioned hereunder, and you can safely use these at home:
The first and the foremost thing to do is to use a cold compress. For this soak a butter cloth in ice cold water and press on the sides of your nose. You may also apply ice cubes on and around the nose. It helps in contracting the ruptured capillaries and thus stops bleeding.Take a freshly cut piece of onion and smell it placing it close to your nostrils.Take some soil and add some water in, bring it close to your nose and smell it. This is also a very good home remedy for a nosebleed.Using saline water is also very helpful in stopping nose bleeds. For this, you must use the sterilized saline solution. For preparing the saline solution, mix 1 to 2 pinches of common kitchen salt in one cup of boiled and cooled water. Drop 1 to 2 drops of this solution in your nostrils. It greatly helps in stopping the nosebleeds.
Usually, treating nosebleeds is not very difficult. First aid for nosebleed during pregnancy is same as that in a normal case. The first aid for stopping nose bleeds involves the following steps:
Calmly sit down on a chair.Bend yourself a little forward. This is necessary in order to prevent flow of blood to your throat.Gently pinch your nose in between your forefingers. Keep it pressed for 10 to 15 minutes. To ensure the time, you may keep a watch in front of you. After this much period, you will find that bleeding has completely stopped.
This is the best and most commonly applied first aid for nosebleed. If you happen to experience frequent nose bleeds during pregnancy and a heavy loss of blood. You must consult your health care provider for proper medical help as it might be due to high blood pressure or any other medical reasons. Also, despite the above-mentioned remedies, it always best to consult a doctor during pregnancy; this is because during pregnancy, the body reacts differently to remedies and treatments that would otherwise seem normal.