Epistaxis


EPISTAXIS

(NOSE BLEED)


Introduction:-

If epistaxis is in its normal condition, it is cured by itself, but if it caused again and again, it becomes very difficult to stop it. It is not necessary that blood came out from only one nostril, it also comes out from the pharynx or pharyn or stomach. Blood can be come out from one or both the nostrils. If the blood comes out from one nostril, it can be caused by externally while if blood comes out from both the nostrils, it can be caused by other disease.

Mostly, Epistaxis is caused by heat and in the children. The different drugs that are used in this disease- the power of Ferrum-Iod 3, Millefolium 3 or Ambra Grisea 3 etc.           

Cause:-

Nose bleeding starts due to getting hurt in the head or the nose, entering anything in the nose, scratching in the nose, getting hurt in the nose bone, additional circulation of blood in the brain, lever disease, syphilis, doing hard work and coughing etc. sometimes, due to suppression of menstrual secretion, blood comes out from the nose. Piles stop bleeding and nose starts bleeding. Sometimes, it is also caused due to getting cold, sinusitis, appearing boils in the nose, diphtheria, coming fault in the wall located in between both the nostrils etc.

Nose bleeding can begins due to infectious fever like- flue, measles, dengue, respiratory disease, typhoid, malaria, high blood pressure, cancer, artery or bronchitis etc.

Bleeding begins from the nose due to lack of vitamins- ‘C’, ‘B’-12, Fluoric acid and vitamin ‘K’ etc.  

Symptoms:-

The different symptoms like coming blood from the nose, coming phlegm mixed with blood that reached in the throat from the nose, choked nose etc. are found in the patient.

Disease and drugs used in it:-

1. Aconite-

  • If blood comes out from the nose of a healthy and strong person, he should take Aconite 30. It helps to stop nose bleeding.
  • If blood comes out from the nose of a person due to congestion of additional blood in the brain, using Aconite 3x helps to cure this disease. In this condition, Belladonna 3x, Gels or Veretrum-vir 3x can be used.     

2. Millefolium- This drug is used to stop bleeding from any organs of the body. Take 3 potency of this drug in the case of nose bleeding and 2 drops of its mother tincture should be dripped in the nose. In the condition of tooth and nose bleeding, the mother tincture of Trilium should be used in addition to this drug.             

3. Pulsatilla- If menstrual secretion of a woman has suppressed and blood comes out from the nose instead of menstrual secretion, Pulsatilla 30 should be taken. It helps to cure nose bleeding and menstrual secretion becomes regular (normal).    

4. Bryonia- Using this drug in the case of nose bleeding is beneficial. If nose bleeding begins instead of menstrual secretion during menses, mostly in the morning that ameliorates headache, taking Bryonia 1x is very effective.

5. Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Sulphur or Podo- If blood comes out from the nose instead of menstrual secretion while menses; nose bleeding starts instead of bleeding from piles etc., using Pulsatilla or Sulphur 30 is very effective. In this condition, Bryonia 6 or Podo 6 can be also used.   

6. Ammonia-carb- If blood comes out from the nose in the morning while brushing or taking food, Ammonia-carb 6 should be taken for its treatment.

7. China- Using China 3 to 30 is very effective in the case of nose bleeding due to much physical weakness.

8. Arnica:-

  • 3 or 30 potency of this drug is used in the case of nose bleeding beginning due to getting hurt. This drug is also used to cure wounds forming due to burn or scratch.
  • If blood comes out due to getting hurt on the head or the nose, Arnica 3x should be used. It is very effective.

9. Secale- In the condition of coming black colored blood from the nose, using Secale 30 is appropriate.

10. Lachesis or Arsenic- If blood is coming out from the nose due to wounds in the nose after decomposed, Lachesis 6 or 30 or Arsenic 3 or 30 should be taken for its treatment.

11. China or Carbo-veg- If blood comes out from the nose all the time, China 6 or Carbo-veg 30 should be taken.

12. Hamamellis-

  • If blood does not clot after coming out, taking Hamamellis 6 is very useful. In the condition of nose bleeding, few drops of its mother tincture should be dripped in the nose. It helps to stop bleeding.
  • If blood always comes out as clots, the patient should take Hamamellis 1x and 2-3 drops of this drug should be dripped in the nose.

13. Arum-Triphyllum- If the nose feels dry itching inside it, due to which child goes on scratching all the time that causes bleeding, using Arum-Triphyllum 3 or 30 is very effective.      

14. Merc-sol- If blood like thread comes out from the nose and hangs, Merc-sol 30 should be taken. If nose bleeding begins in 15-16 years old children, this drug should be given. If blood is shiny, red colored or comes as flow etc., first of all, give Belladonna or Hamamellis to the patient. If both these drugs are failed, give Merc-sol 30 to the patient. It helps to stop bleeding. 

15. Phosphorus- If additional bleeding takes place (secretes) due to getting little hurt on the body or in the condition of bleeding from the other organs etc., using this drug is very effective. For this purpose, 30 potency of this drug should be used.

16. Ambrosia:-

  • In the case of nose bleeding, the mother tincture of Ambrosia should be taken.
  • In case of nose bleeding and throbbing pain in the head, using Belladonna 3 is very effective.

17. Nux-vomica:-

  • In the condition of nose bleeding due to constipation or taking additional alcohol, Nux-vomica 1x or 6 should be used.
  • If disease has cured by the use of above said drugs and has remained its few symptoms, use Ferrum-picricum 2x or 3x. It cures disease completely.

Other treatment of this disease with the use of different drugs:-

  • In this disease, wash the nose and the mouth with lukewarm water after adding salt in it. dirt that thickens in the nose will come out.
  • In the normal condition of epistaxis, dripping 1-2 drops of the mother tincture of Hamamellis helps to cure this disease.
  • Sometimes, washing the nose with lukewarm water is also beneficial.
  • If blood is coming out from the nose, keep both the hands up above the head. It helps to stop nose bleeding.
  • Inhale and exhale through the nose by closing the mouth, it also stops bleeding.   
  • The icy cold water should be poured on the root of the nose and the neck.        
  • In the condition of nose bleeding in motion, pouring cold water or icy water on the spinal cord helps to stop bleeding. If it makes no impression and the condition of the patient becomes bad, the nose should be closed with a piece of very soft cloth immediately.

Pure mustard oil should be dripped in the patient’s nose, should take bath with cold water and should take nutritive, light and easily digestible food.     

Precaution:-

The patient should not take stimulant materials, liquor and smoking etc. Much physical or mental works should not be done too.