Epistaxis. Bleeding at the nose is not unfrequently an accompanying symptom of various diseases, particularly in fevers, where there is a strong tendency of blood to the head. When it occurs on what is called the critical days, it is looked upon as favorable. It is sometimes constitutional and is very often produced by the disturbance of some other organ.
Preceding Catamenia: Lachesis, Pulsatilla.
In women, absence of Catamenia: Bryonia, Pulsatilla, Sepia.
From being over-heated: Aconite, Bell, or Carb.-veg.
From abuse of spirituous liquors: Nux-vom., Bell., Carb.-veg.
From great exertion: Am. or Rhus.
Tendency to bleed from the slightest cause: Calc., Carb.-veg., Silicea, Sepia.
Cold water, or ice water, should be applied to the root of the nose, and the head be kept elevated as much as possible.
One drop, or eight globules, in a tumbler of water, a tablespoonful at a dose; or a powder, or six globules, on the tongue. In severe cases, the remedy should be administered every fifteen or twenty minutes.
Heating or stimulating food, until the tendency to the attack has subsided, should of course be avoided. See also page 12.