A nosebleed or epistaxis as it is medically known, are very common and is one of the most common causes of bleeding.

The nose contains many blood vessels. The vessels are often small and fragile and can burst easily which causes the nose to bleed through the nostrils or down the back of the throat.

There are two types of nosebleeds:

ANTERIOR nosebleeds are from a burst vessel in the front of the nose. This type of nosebleed is the most common.
POSTERIOR nosebleeds are less common and can be a bleed from an artery or blood vessel at the rear of the nose.

Nosebleeds are actually very common. Over half of the population will experience a nosebleed in their lifetime. While more than 10% of the population will have one or more nosebleeds a year, 7% have regular bleeding and around 4% seek medical consultation for their bleeds.

Nosebleeds are usually self-limiting and will generally stop in time, but they should be taken seriously and if you are worried you should consult your doctor. Nozohaem is a safe effective way of stopping the bleeding quickly, without mess and fuss.

There are many reasons why people get nosebleeds, the following are some of the common reasons

  • – Nose-picking
  • – Objects inside the nose
  • – Allergy and frequent use of nasal sprays
  • – Rhinitis and colds
  • – Chemical irritants
  • – Low humidity causing excessive dryness
  • – Pregnancy (1 in 5 women experience regular nosebleeds during pregnancy, most common from the second trimester)
  • – Coagulation problems – taking anti-coagulants or medical conditions and diseases affecting coagulation
  • – Trauma or knocks to the nose or head

Nosebleeds can also be associated, for example, with polyps, tumors or vascular malformations.

If you are concerned in any way about the cause of your nosebleed, consult your healthcare professional.

Some medication (anticoagulants, for example) can give rise to nosebleeds. There will usually be a warning to this effect on the packet.

Nozohaem is safe to use and can be used both for severe and for lighter bleeding. It works in a natural way, applying gentle pressure to the site of the bleeding supporting the natural clotting and healing process.

Urban myths about stopping nosebleeds range from dropping a cold key down the back to the use of brown paper. Before the introduction of Nozohaem, the only sure, self-administered remedy was the use of tissues, handkerchiefs and a lot of patience.