Whether it is to learn how to avoid getting nose bleeds or to have a backup plan out of a weird situation, it can be quite educational to know how to give yourself a nose bleed.
For one, knowing your enemy is the best defense. If you understand all the ways you can possibly give yourself a nose bleed, then you avoid these situations and not give yourself a nose bleed.
For another, the best way out of a weird situation you find yourself in is to have a health-related excuse. But fainting is now out of style, and, most likely than not, easily identifiable when it’s fake versus when it’s real.
Either way, here are five ways on how to give yourself a nose bleed that may someday come in handy.
Have high blood pressure
Generally speaking, nosebleeds are not common symptoms of high blood pressure. It is true though that you can give yourself a nose bleed with high blood pressure. Just make sure that the high blood pressure comes from a sudden spike for best results.
Although among the ways to give yourself a nose bleed listed here, this one is the most dangerous and definitely an option to consider only when you’re utterly desperate. Because the only time your high blood pressure is high enough to give you a nosebleed is during a high blood pressure crisis or hypertensive crisis where the blood vessels in your nose get damaged.
This crisis is a medical crisis since it can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention, therefore easily removing you from the weird situation you are in but putting you into a hospital situation instead.
Get an allergic reaction
Surprisingly, a nosebleed can be a symptom of an allergic reaction.
In reaction to contact with an allergen, the body releases histamine which can result in blood vessels in the nose becoming over dilated. This in turn causes tissues to become more fragile and then your nose bleeds easily.
The likelihood of giving yourself a nose bleed can increase as long as your allergic reactions and how you address them dry out your nostrils. Inflammation of the nose is common with allergic reactions so that’s one down.
Use of steroid nasal sprays, decongestants, and antihistamines can further dry out your nostrils in addition to always blowing your nose, causing tissues inside your nose to crack and then bleed.
This method is best for those whose allergic reactions already give them nose bleeds often usually.
Pick your nose carelessly
Constantly picking on your nose carelessly can give you nosebleeds. As mentioned previously, the dryer your nostrils are, the more likely the tissues and blood vessels inside your nose are crusty and will crack and bleed with the slightest scratch.
Regardless of what you use to pick on your nose, even if it is just your fingers, constantly and carelessly doing so will cause itch, irritation, or both and eventually will make your nose bleed.
Insert an object in your nostril
The previous three options require conditional situations to successfully give yourself a nosebleed but this fourth point is a surefire way for everyone.
There is no requirement here. You don’t need to have certain medical conditions, or even need to be prepared to a certain extent to victoriously pull off a nose bleed.
The only thing you need to do is to get anything within your reach and insert it inside your nose. It doesn’t really matter much what it is as long as it fits inside your nostril. Though, preferably, if you could get something sharp enough to make your nose bleed easily, then the better.
Punch yourself on the nose
Another direct way to give yourself a nosebleed is to punch yourself in the nose. Medically referred to as trauma, the strengthful impact can immediately result in a nose bleed.
While bleeding is assured the stronger the blow is, especially when the strike leads to a fracture, a less severe hit can already cause a nosebleed.
When punching yourself, you’re allowed to hold back and pull the blow. Just make sure you still retain enough force in the punch that you can give yourself a nose bleed.
Should I be Concerned About My Nose Bleed?
Ultimately, nose bleeds aren’t normally a cause for concern no matter how frightening it looks when there’s blood on your face. They’re quite common and don’t usually last long enough that you can just treat them at home.
Here are a few exceptions:
- When it’s due to a really high blood pressure
- When it’s from trauma like when you get punched in the nose from a bar fight, you got kicked wrong during a taekwondo sparring match, or you landed wrong practicing that flip move in your dance routine
- When you’ve been bleeding for more than 15 minutes even after applying pressure on your nose
If it’s one of these, get yourself to the emergency room ASAP!
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