Tea Bags Stop Bleeding
Friday morning my husband had three wisdom teeth pulled, as well as one unhealthy tooth and one perfectly healthy tooth. The perfectly healthy tooth the dental surgeon accidentally damaged a healthy tooth when trying to remove the wisdom teeth. Actually, damaged it beyond repair with no option but removal. If it had not been for his dental surgery, I would never have learned about this very practical use for tea bags.
According to the the discharge instructions I received from the oral surgery unit, bleeding was to be expected during the first hour. To help staunch the bleeding gauze pads should be placed in the asics trainers open wounds for 20 minutes at a time. If the bleeding is still heavy after one hour, moistened tea bags should be inserted into the wound and pressure applied for 20 minute intervals for another hour. The astringency from the tannins is what causes the dry and puckery feeling in the mouth following the consumption of red wine, strong tea, or an un ripened fruit. My research suggests that tea from the tea plant, camellia sinensis, is what should be used not herbal teas.
The tannins contained in tea are useful for healing burns andstopping bleeding. Additionally, tannins stop infection while continuing to heal the wound internally. In the event an infection has already begun, tannins hav asics trainers e the ability to form a protective layer over the exposed tissue to stop the infection from spreading. What is even more exciting is that tea bags can be used for more than tooth extractions. You can also use tea bags to control bleeding that occurs as the result of injuries to the soft tissues, which include the tongue, cheeks, gums and lips.
Loose tea drinkers, do not fret nor be dismayed. You can use a dreaded coffee filter because none of us tea drinkers drink coffee and create a mock tea bag. Another alternative would be to purchase tea socks or tea pillowcases (disposable tea bags) to hold your loose tea for placement within the mouth.
Tea always amazes me. This drink that we love is not just delicious and soothing, but has numerous medical benefits as well. The next time you head to the dentist for oral surgery b asics trainers e sure to keep some loose tea or tea bags handy.
Great post. I always surprised at the numbers of people who don know this. It should really be common knowledge. A couple of tips . . . rather than using your expensive tea for this, just buy some cheapie tea bags at the grocery store to keep on hand. It easier and more economical and will work quite as well.
Second, strong iced tea works reasonably well to help stop bleeding in the back of the throat/nasal passages in peo asics trainers ple who have chronic nose bleeds You can gargle with it and let it kind of go back up into the nasal passage. And yes, you can stuff the damp tea bag up your nose. (eeeuw) Just don try it with the family sized tea bag. 😉
Third, tea works very well indeed, and therefore you should not use it on a puncture wound or other wound that needs to bleed to help cleanse itself. (And puncture wounds require a tetanus shot if not up to date, of course.)
This is a treatment we used on the ENT (ear, nose and throat) ward at a hospital I worked at as a RN in Florida. Just a common sense thing to try if the bleeding wasn bad enough to merit more uncomfortable measures.