There are several home remedies for stopping bleeding.
Small cuts may often bleed a lot, especially if they occur in sensitive locations such as the mouth. In most cases however, the blood’s platelet will form a clot by itself to prevent further blood loss. If you want to go faster though, there are some simple home solutions that can accelerate blood clotting and thus stopping the blood from flowing out.
With cuts of any length or severity, the first thing to do is to stop the flow of blood. In this manner, the cut surface becomes clean so that it does not get infected. Next comes the application of cold compresses and warm packs if the wound is superficial. Then comes the use of bandages or sutures as per the nature of the wound. There are also some home-made aids such as turmeric powder, aloe vera juice, and honey which help in healing cuts. These home-remedy tips should only be used after consulting your doctor.
1). Apply pressure and elevate
If you’re having a bleed, the first thing you need to do is press firmly against the site with a clean piece of cloth or gauza. You don’t need to worry about whether you’re using a cotton or linen cloth; whatever works best for you is fine.
Not removing the bandage too early could cause bleeding from broken blood clots if they form. So instead of just removing the bandage, keep applying more of whatever type of compression you’re using, and keep pressing down.
You should check the wound every few hours until you think it’s time to go to the hospital. When it seems like it might not stop, keep applying pressure, but don’t worry too much if you miss a couple of days. Your wound should heal without any issues.
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2). Ice packs
Applying cold packs to a cut can help decrease swelling. Cold packs decrease inflammation and encourage blood flow to an area. They do not, however, slow down the rate at which blood clots inside vessels (the process known as coagulation). One
To treat a cut: Wrap aniced-up piece of cotton cloth (a small towel works well) directly to the wound. Don’t wrap anything else around the wound; that could cause infection.
If you want to stop blood from leaking out of a cut after dental surgery, place a damp cloth soaked in hot water over the wound. Hot water helps stimulate blood flow and promotes healing. Warming up an before applying ice may help prevent swelling.
According to a 2014 study, green tea extract may be the best kind of tea for applying to your mouth after having had a tooth extracted. Those who used gauz soaked in green tea extract had significantly lower levels of blood flow than those who did not.
How to make: Green or black teaswill not work. You must have the tannin from caffeine-laden green or black
Various species of the YARROWS plant are found around the globe. They’re also know as Achilleas, and they’re thought to be called such because of Achilles’ legendary character in Greek myth. Legend says Achilles used YARROWS to stop blood flow in wounded troops during war. In 2011, one type of YARROWS was studied to see if it could help healing in animals, and it was discovered to be very effective.
If you want to use yew (genuine) for stopping blood flow from wounds, sprinkle the wound with yew buds and press the wound closed.
5). Witch hazel
Astragals may help stop minor bleeding from small wounds by tightening the surface of the wound and reducing its ability to bleed. However, there isn’t enough evidence yet to say if they really prevent larger wounds from bleeding.
Other astringent herbs that might help prevent blood from coming out include horsetail, plantain, rose, and calendula.
To stop bleeding from cuts or wounds, apply a small quantity of pure witch hazels to a clean bandage or gauze and place it over the skin. Witch hazels are available at most medicine stores.
6) Vitamin C powder together with zinc lozenge
Using a mixture of calcium carbonate (found in antacids) and sugar can help reduce pain caused by an impacted wisdom teeth. A single teaspoonful sprinkled around your mouth will absorb quickly and can help relieve painful symptoms until you see a dentist. You should not chew on the sugar granules, however, because they could cause harm if swallowed.
To prevent gum disease, use pure powdered vitamin C and don’t mix it with anything else. Sprinkle the powder directly into your mouth, and then chew a piece of candy immediately afterward. Candy can be purchased from any grocery store.
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The active ingredient in many toothpastes is triclosan, which has been shown to kill bacteria that causes gingivitis. It’s also known to inhibit the growth of certain types of bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease.
Salt can help stop bleeding when applied to a wound. If you’ve ever seen someone put salt on a burn , you’ll know how this works. The salt draws moisture away from the wound, helping to keep it from getting infected.
9) Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera is a popular home remedy for burns, but it can also be used to treat other kinds of injuries. Apply aloe vera gel to the area where you’ve just had a cut, scrape, or burn . This helps soothe the area and reduces swelling.
10) Ice packs
Ice packs can be used to help stop bleeding. Simply wrap ice cubes in a towel, and hold them against the injured area.
11) Onion juice
Onions contain a chemical compound called alliinase, which can help heal wounds. Alliinase breaks down proteins in the body, including collagen , which makes up connective tissue. Collagen is what gives our bodies their strength and elasticity. When we get older, our bodies produce less collagen, making us more prone to injury.
Honey has antibacterial properties, and it can help stop bleeding. To make honey stop bleeding, simply dab some onto a cotton ball and place it on the wound.
13) Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which can help stop bleeding. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts water. Dip a cotton ball in the solution and gently press it against the wound. Let it sit for 5 minutes before rinsing off.
Garlic contains chemicals called allicin and diallyl disulfide, both of which have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Crush 2 cloves of garlic and rub the paste directly onto the wound. Leave it there for 10 minutes, then rinse it off.
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Qand A: Is it dangerous?
Is there anything wrong with trying remedies that haven’t yet been proven to stop bleeding? Is it okay to use them?
When it comes to applying something that may potentially harm you,you must always consider possible side effects before deciding whether or notto go ahead with the treatment. In case of an open wound, any kind oftreatment would require caution because they might damage your skin. If you’re not sure if a particular remedy works, then you shouldn’t try it out.
Debra Sullivan, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNES, CNS, COI Authority Answers represents the opinons of our medical experts. It is strictly informative
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