Participants: Agatha Thrash (Host), Don Miller
Series Code: HYTH
Program Code: HYTH000185
00:01 Now I realize I can't make you a physician in one short program
00:07 But I can tell you a lot of things that can help you
00:11 with non-serious illnesses that afflict the vast majority of
00:16 mankind at one time or other.
00:18 So, I hope you'll stay with us and we'll discuss some of these
00:21 on this program.
00:43 Welcome to "Help Yourself to Health"
00:45 with Dr. Agatha Thrash of Uchee Pines Institute
00:49 And now, here's your host, Dr. Thrash
00:55 Most people, if you ask them about common illnesses,
01:00 they will immediately tell you that a headache
01:04 is probably the commonest illness.
01:06 And it is one of the very common ones...
01:07 It's probably not THE most common one,
01:09 but it's common enough that any understanding
01:13 of simple remedies and illnesses and how you deal with
01:16 these at home should be discussed.
01:19 So I'd like to start talking with you about
01:21 headaches with the simple recurring headaches
01:25 that a lot of people get.
01:27 They occur today... They were there yesterday...
01:30 They had a headache or 2 the day before...
01:33 And so the headache can be something that keeps on
01:36 coming, and they've had it for years.
01:39 Now #1... If you've had a headache for years,
01:43 it probably is due to some kind of allergy,
01:47 ...or some kind of skeletal problem.
01:49 That skeletal problem may be something with your neck.
01:52 It may be poor neck posture.
01:55 You should learn to have the best neck posture possible
01:59 and, essentially that means having the cheekbone
02:03 right over the collarbone.
02:05 Now, putting the cheekbone over the collarbone
02:08 isn't difficult, but it may be almost impossible
02:13 for you to tell yourself whether your cheekbone
02:16 is right over your collarbone.
02:17 So how do you tell?
02:19 You have someone stand to your side,
02:22 and just tell you when you have achieved that...
02:24 Then try to visualize in your mind
02:26 just what kind of muscles are needed to keep that
02:31 just in that way and do that.
02:33 That is called the "neutral position of the head. "
02:37 And for a lot of people who have headaches because of
02:40 neck problems, that will be sufficient to handle
02:44 that little problem.
02:46 Now, the next probably most common cause...
02:50 In fact, it may be even the first most common cause
02:52 of recurring headaches, is a sensitivity to something.
02:56 Often that is something in the environment.
02:58 It may be something in your house...
03:00 House dust, or something that comes off the drapes,
03:05 or that comes off the walls, or from masonry in your home.
03:10 Whatever it is, it's something that you're being exposed to
03:15 all the time, and with that exposure comes a sensitivity
03:18 that eventually gives you a headache.
03:21 Now, headaches can be intense, or they can be quite mild.
03:25 They can be associated with a sinusitis, or an inflammation
03:29 of the sinuses which are behind the forehead and
03:33 behind the cheekbones...
03:35 Those are important sinuses that can be inflamed
03:40 to make you have a headache.
03:41 Sinusitis is, unless you prove that it's due to something else,
03:48 you should always consider that it's due to a food sensitivity.
03:51 It may be also associated with some environmental thing
03:56 such as pollens, or fumes that come into your home
04:01 from a nearby industry... can be associated with those,
04:05 but most of the time, it's food.
04:07 That means that you can control that by simply finding
04:11 the food to which you're sensitive and removing that
04:15 from your diet.
04:16 Now how do you determine that?
04:19 Get a list of foods that most people are sensitive to
04:23 in the United States, or whatever country you live in
04:27 ...the diet is different there than in other parts of the world
04:31 and so wherever you are, get that list of foods
04:34 from an allergist, or from a library,
04:39 and simply remove those foods from your diet.
04:42 You may think... "Well, if I remove tomatoes,
04:46 and milk, and cheese, and coffee, and citrus fruits,
04:51 and apples, bananas, legumes, nuts...
04:54 If I remove all those... that is my entire diet.
04:58 What will I eat, if I don't eat those things?
05:00 Well, the interesting thing is that we become sensitive
05:05 to those foods that we have a repeated exposure to,
05:09 especially those things that we eat every day.
05:11 So, go to the market, look at those foods that are
05:15 available... buy those things that you don't customarily eat
05:20 and make your menus from that.
05:23 Now if you find that after you have eliminated all that
05:28 group of foods that you have been eating, customarily,
05:31 day by day, and your headache has gone away,
05:34 then you know that you have hit pay dirt.
05:37 So then, you can start adding back one food at a time
05:41 every 5 to 7 days until your headache returns...
05:45 And once it does, then you know that thing you added last
05:48 is one of those things causing your headaches.
05:51 Now I talked with you about simple sinus headaches,
05:54 or sensitivity headaches, or recurring headaches...
05:57 These are very common, and a lot of people have them.
06:00 But there is another kind of headache called "migraine"
06:03 And, of course, everyone is familiar with that,
06:05 and Dr. Don Miller is going to talk with you about
06:08 migraines at this time.
06:10 Dr. Thrash, I don't know what you're talking about...
06:13 Headaches... you don't get headaches?
06:16 I'm one of the lucky ones!
06:17 Not lucky, I'm blessed.
06:19 I don't get headaches.
06:20 But, I've known people who are completely debilitated
06:24 by headaches.
06:25 Migraine, as Dr. Thrash has mentioned,
06:27 comes from a Greek word, "hemicrania,"
06:31 which means "half a head"
06:33 Sometimes you feel like your whole head wants to be taken off
06:35 But usually a migraine headache is in one-half of your head.
06:40 Sometimes, it's the front half... either the forehead,
06:43 the temples, the eyes, the jaw area in extremely intense pain.
06:50 Now, there are other types of headaches
06:52 that you might get confused with,
06:53 but you look at the duration, and the other symptoms
06:57 that come with that type of a headache.
06:59 There's a tension headache... usually it lasts from
07:01 4 to 24 hours... Not such a severe pain,
07:05 and it's just caused by tension.
07:06 There is a terrible headache called a "cluster headache"
07:10 This one can last between 60 and 90 minutes
07:13 but it will come over and over...
07:16 It comes in clusters and this might last for years.
07:19 They say that this is probably the worse headache that there is
07:22 But the migraine headache will last from 4 to 72 hours,
07:27 and it will be a severe pain but often with other
07:31 types of symptoms.
07:32 There will be, often, nausea because the pain is so bad
07:36 it causes a person to become nauseous.
07:39 There's also sometimes watery eyes or running nose.
07:43 And these are things that when you have those
07:46 along with the headache, you figure...
07:47 "I have a migraine headache. "
07:50 If you have a migraine headache,
07:52 you know you have migraine headaches.
07:54 Now Dr. Thrash has mentioned the sensitivity to the foods
07:58 and one of the main causes of migraine headaches
08:01 is that very thing... sensitivity to foods.
08:04 And, I'll just mention a few of the major foods
08:07 that will be extremely easy...
08:09 I say that because I'm not addicted to these things,
08:12 extremely easy to get rid of out of your diet.
08:15 One is, coffee, or the cola beverages,
08:18 or the caffeine beverages.
08:20 These things will produce migraine headaches.
08:23 Another one is cheese.
08:25 Cheese has a particular property that will
08:28 precipitate a migraine headache.
08:30 Another one is chocolate.
08:32 Now I've talked about addictive...
08:33 Chocolate is an addictive substance...
08:36 So when people eat chocolate,
08:38 they've got to have their chocolate.
08:40 And this gets so bad, that a person, even though
08:44 a meal with cheese, or chocolate will bring on
08:48 a migraine headache, they'll continue to use
08:50 those offending items, and then take some type of a
08:54 medication to, hopefully, get rid of the headache.
08:57 ...Not a good thing to do.
08:59 Another thing that can cause a migraine headache
09:01 is low blood sugar...
09:03 And if a person wakes up in the morning with a headache,
09:06 what they should do right away, is drink some
09:08 type of fruit juice.
09:10 Get a little bit more glucose into the blood,
09:14 raise the blood sugar.
09:15 If the headache goes away, you realize your problem is
09:18 low blood sugar.
09:20 People are sometimes photosensitive.
09:23 Lights! They come out into the bright lights,
09:25 and that can precipitate a migraine headache.
09:28 A person who is apt to get that type of a headache
09:32 should wear a shaded brow, sunglasses...
09:36 Stay in the shade, especially when the sun is in its zenith
09:39 in the brightest time of the day.
09:41 Stay out of the sunshine.
09:42 A person who's retaining too much water
09:46 can have a migraine headache.
09:48 You have so much interstitial pressure
09:50 that it can cause the migraine headache...
09:51 And so what you want to do there... is
09:53 take some type of... and I would recommend,
09:55 natural diuretics... Something as simple as watermelon.
09:59 In the summertime, eat watermelon.
10:01 When you're eating the watermelon...
10:03 My grandmother once told me, the reason why
10:04 watermelons had so many seeds, is because
10:07 God didn't want you to eat it too fast.
10:10 But it's also there, because he wanted us to have some
10:12 natural diuretics.
10:14 So you save all your summer watermelon seeds,
10:16 dry them, and then in the wintertime,
10:19 you can grind them up and make watermelon seed tea
10:22 an excellent type of a diuretic.
10:25 You can also use corn silk tea.
10:27 So in the summertime, when you're out there
10:29 shucking your corn, you eat the delicious corn,
10:32 which is also a diuretic,
10:33 but you take all that silk, and you dry it...
10:36 Pulverize it, put it in a jar,
10:39 and save that for your wintertime diuretic.
10:42 A nice, natural diuretic.
10:44 And so, too much water can cause you to diereses.
10:47 Now, an important point, when you are going to get
10:53 a migraine headache, you will have what's called an "aura"
10:57 Sort of like a person with epilepsy,
10:59 the first stage is aura.
11:01 When you feel that aura, usually it's about a day before,
11:05 and there are a few things that will happen
11:06 in a person's experience.
11:07 #1. They become a little bit more moody.
11:10 Now some people are moody all the time...
11:11 But when they know they're having migraine headaches,
11:14 and they know that every time I'm going to get a migraine
11:17 headache, I get moody the day before...
11:19 Or, your 5 senses become a little bit more extreme,
11:24 or there are some strange actions in your 5 senses.
11:28 Just before the migraine comes on,
11:31 it could be some type of flashes in the eyes,
11:34 in the mind, some sparkling lights.
11:37 When you have the aura, that's the time
11:40 to start fighting that headache...
11:42 Don't wait until you have the headache.
11:43 What I would recommend, you feel that aura coming on...
11:46 intense outdoor exercise!
11:49 Now if you're photosensitive, go ahead and put your hat on,
11:52 put your shades on.
11:53 Get outside, or anywhere you can, and do intense exercise
11:58 ...That itself might waylay the onset of your migraine headache.
12:03 There are some other things you can do
12:05 once the headache has arrived.
12:07 As soon as it's there, or even as you feel it just coming on,
12:11 ...many people wait until something is full-blown
12:13 before they start doing something about it.
12:15 I am thankful for auras.
12:18 We all have auras... Let's say if you're going to get a cold,
12:20 you all know when you're going to get a cold.
12:22 You feel that tickle in the throat...
12:24 that little headache over here...
12:25 You start fighting it right then.
12:27 SO... you've got that migraine coming on,
12:29 go to a dark room, lie down, put on an ice cap.
12:32 That could help.
12:34 You could also... and this has been around for about 120 years,
12:38 a hot enema at the onset of a migraine headache,
12:43 will help to shorten the duration of this
12:46 particular headache.
12:48 You could also put a cold compress behind the neck,
12:53 and a hot compress over the facial area.
12:56 This will help with the migraine headache.
12:59 So these are some very simple things.
13:01 But again, watch the diet, watch those food items.
13:04 We should all keep food diaries.
13:06 It's not just headaches that would be affected by
13:09 a food sensitivity.
13:11 It could be other types of allergies.
13:12 So, if you are prone to anything that comes in sort of a
13:18 sporadic basis, try to find out...
13:21 What is it that causing this problem?
13:23 I recommend you keep a food diary.
13:25 And you say, "Man, every time I eat potatoes...
13:29 I knew someone like this... every time she ate potatoes,
13:31 she got really tired.
13:33 Well potatoes, make her tired.
13:35 If those things that are going to cause you
13:38 to get a migraine headache, are in your dietary,
13:41 get rid of them forever.
13:43 So those are some simple things about migraines, Dr. Thrash.
13:46 Maybe they'll help somebody?
13:47 Those are very good things, too.
13:49 I especially like that hot enema.
13:52 That's a very good remedy for a migraine.
13:55 Now there are some VERY serious things that can cause
13:59 migraines, or can cause headaches, and one of
14:03 those is a stroke.
14:04 Sometimes a stroke can begin with a ruptured blood vessel.
14:10 And if it does, then the person may start getting a headache.
14:13 It can be explosive, as with the rupture of a berry aneurysm
14:18 Or, it can be very subtle and begin very subtly
14:22 with a little leakage from a capillary,
14:25 or from a little blood vessel that gets weak in the wall
14:30 and begins to leak.
14:32 If the headache mounts,
14:34 you've never had a headache like that before,
14:36 and it gets worse and worse, and finally is blinding,
14:40 and you're in the age group for a stroke,
14:44 and you may have some other precipitating factors that
14:48 make you think you might have had a stroke.
14:50 If so, that may be the cause of a
14:54 once-in-a-lifetime type of stroke.
14:56 This is not the recurring headache that everybody
14:59 has had for years, or decades
15:02 they've continued to experience those.
15:04 This is a sudden and intense...
15:07 the onset may be a little subtle
15:11 But the suddenness of it,
15:13 and the unexpectedness of it,
15:15 is that that can identify a headache as being stroke origin.
15:21 Now another thing that can cause a headache,
15:24 that's new, not one that's been going on for years,
15:28 is a cancer inside the head, or some kind of tumor.
15:31 It may be a benign tumor inside the head,
15:34 but as it expands, then it can cause the head not to have
15:39 enough room for all of its organ,
15:41 and that then makes pressure on very sensitive tissues
15:45 And that can cause a serious headache.
15:49 If your headaches have had recent onset,
15:52 and you're unaware of anything that could have precipitated it,
15:57 then, of course, you should think along those lines.
16:00 Now, some of the headaches that we have talked about,
16:03 have not been common, have not been simple,
16:05 nor nonserious, but have been serious headaches
16:09 But now, we want to go to something that's very common
16:12 not serious at all USUALLY.
16:15 And that's the common cold.
16:17 Occasionally, it can be serious.
16:19 It can leave serious sequelae,
16:21 but most of the time, it's not of much importance,
16:25 except the inconvenience of of having it.
16:28 And, Dr. Don Miller, is going to talk with you about colds.
16:31 Now I'm going to say something rather radical,
16:34 "A cold is a cure for a prediseased condition. "
16:39 Basically, we get colds normally because we are rundown.
16:44 We allow ourselves to be rundown.
16:46 We're living in the 21st century now,
16:48 and we're so busy with all these different things,
16:51 we don't get our rest, we don't get our exercise,
16:54 we don't drink our water, we don't eat the right foods
16:56 We get ourselves rundown, and the body says,
16:59 "Hey, we gotta make this person slow down,
17:01 so this is what we'll do...
17:03 We're going to sit there and turn on the nose...
17:05 we're going to turn on the eyes,
17:06 We're going to turn on all these different things
17:08 and make this person feel like they just can't move anymore. "
17:11 They're going to lay down, and the body is going to
17:13 catch up with where they are.
17:15 So again, a cold is just a warning that your body
17:19 is just going into a position where you don't want it to be
17:23 And again, I've already talked about the aura
17:26 When you first feel the cold coming on,
17:29 although a cold will come on extremely quickly.
17:31 The body says, "That's it, we're going to
17:34 make this person stop this thing. "
17:36 But if you feel that first inkling,
17:39 that's when you got to sit there and say,
17:40 "I've got to rest. "
17:42 A number of years ago, I was giving a lecture,
17:45 and I was talking about certain herbal preparations
17:48 which are good for colds and the flu, and whatever else
17:52 And I was also talking about the laws of health.
17:54 So I gave the talk about the laws of health,
17:57 and then I gave the talk about the herbs,
17:58 and I had recommended a certain herbal preparation
18:02 make it into a tea if you feel a cold coming on,
18:05 or have a cold.
18:06 A few months later, I was giving this lecture in another state
18:09 and at the end of the lecture... it was the same lecture
18:12 A woman raised her hand and she said,
18:13 "You know I was in your audience the last time you
18:15 gave this lecture over there in the other state,
18:17 and you talked about these things,
18:20 and I felt a cold coming on, and I drank your tea
18:22 and it DIDN'T work. "
18:23 And I thought, "Just who I need in my audience... this lady. "
18:26 But then the Lord said, "Well, ask her a few questions. "
18:29 And I said, "Well ma'am, are you drinking your water?"
18:32 "I don't like water. " "Are you eating the right food?"
18:35 "Well, you know, it's Christmas time. "
18:36 It was around Christmastime of the year,
18:38 and it's all that good, sweetie stuff.
18:40 "How about getting your rest?"
18:41 You talk about rest this time of the year.
18:43 I'm so busy packing and shopping... all these things.
18:45 I went down all the laws of health... keeping none
18:48 and expected one cup of tea to take care of her problem.
18:51 It won't do it.
18:53 So what we want to do is be careful.
18:55 Now usually a cold is going to manifest itself
18:57 in the respiratory tract... a runny nose,
19:01 mucus production... certain things like this
19:07 Now, what's the difference between a cold and the flu?
19:10 It's interesting or is important to know
19:12 because the flu can be life-threatening as we all know.
19:15 The 1918-1919 flu epidemic killed
19:18 20 million people around the world...
19:21 And we're looking at, perhaps, one of these days
19:23 very soon, having another such occasion
19:26 because we're getting more and more different types of flu.
19:29 But what's the difference between a flu and a cold?
19:33 One, is the fever.
19:34 Normally, a flu has a fever...
19:37 A cold does not have a fever.
19:39 Achiness and body pain normally that's not so much in the flu,
19:47 but it's more common in the cold.
19:49 Headache... very common with the flu
19:54 Uncommon in the cold.
19:56 Fatigue... extreme fatigue in the flu
20:00 In the cold more of a moderation in those different things.
20:04 And in the flu, you're going to have a cough...
20:06 Usually not a cough in the cold.
20:09 And so we can take care of it that way
20:11 as finding out the difference between those 2 different things
20:13 What can you do about the cold?
20:16 Simple... #1 Rest
20:19 Drink plenty of fluids.
20:21 You've heard the old saying, "Feed a fever, starve a cold. "
20:25 Basically, during a cold, you should not be doing much eating,
20:28 but drinking lots of fluids.
20:29 Try to get yourself rehydrated.
20:32 Most of us, and I won't just say most of us,
20:35 most people in the world are chronically dehydrated.
20:38 We need to get ourselves rehydrated during that time.
20:41 We need to get plenty of rest during that time,
20:44 and take care of our bodies.
20:46 We can also do things like salt-water gargles.
20:50 I like doing, at the onset of a cold,
20:53 doing what's called a "nasal irrigation"
20:56 Basically taking some saline which is basically a pint of
21:00 water, usually warm water, about the body temperature
21:03 with a teaspoon of salt stirred in until it's dissolved
21:06 And then I basically just snort that into my
21:09 nasal passages... the whole pint of water.
21:12 It's not the most pleasant thing to do,
21:14 and certainly not probably a pleasant thing to see being done
21:17 But you do it in the privacy of your bathroom
21:19 and this will clean out your mucous linings of your
21:23 nasal passages, and it will give you better breathing
21:26 and this is a nice way.
21:27 As a matter of fact, it's a good thing to do.
21:30 I've heard this suggested, and I'd recommend it...
21:32 At the beginning of flu season before you even have
21:35 a cold, DO a nasal irrigation.
21:38 And do one, perhaps once a week.
21:40 I have another friend of mine who recommends what he does
21:44 when he feels a cold first coming on.
21:46 He'll squeeze a lemon, and then, I don't know how he does this
21:49 ...He'll put the lemon juice in his mouth, and lean back
21:53 and allow the lemon juice just to hang there on his throat.
21:56 Now when he has to swallow, he just leans forward,
21:58 swallows, not swallowing the lemon juice, and goes back again
22:02 allowing that to be back there about 20 minutes
22:05 Now that's a long time to have that lemon juice on the throat
22:08 But is very, very healing for the body.
22:11 You can be fighting those diseases.
22:13 You know, God has given us some special organs
22:16 in the body to watch over us and to protect us from
22:19 the onslaught of these diseases
22:21 And one is the things called the tonsils.
22:24 Now, my tonsils are probably in some pathologist's jar
22:27 and they've been there over 50 years.
22:29 They find that people who have had tonsillectomies
22:33 have more problems with the throat,
22:36 and with the esophagus.
22:38 And so we want to take care of the tonsils
22:40 We do that by the lemon juice, by salt water gargles,
22:45 by keeping the neck warm.
22:47 But more than anything else, when you start to
22:49 feel the cold coming on, you're run down, start resting
22:52 take care of yourself, and you probably won't have it very long
22:55 Usually the cold is going to be as long as it's going to be.
22:58 Don't go out and take an aspirin.
22:59 They have found that people who take aspirin
23:01 with colds, will have more severe complications,
23:06 have more complications, and a longer duration.
23:09 What they're going to benefit by is a momentary
23:14 and a short-term cessation of the symptom
23:17 they took the tablet for.
23:19 Stay away from the tablets, get back to nature.
23:21 Let God take care of you,
23:23 and He's an EXTREMELY good Doctor, Dr. Thrash.
23:25 Yes He is... He's the GREAT Physician, and the One that
23:28 we can count on to be our Physician when we're sick.
23:32 I'd like to just say a few words about the flu...
23:36 as Dr. Miller mentioned, it can be life-threatening
23:40 because of the fact that it's much more serious.
23:44 It's caused by a variety of viruses.
23:47 You'll hear of the Hone Kong flu,
23:49 and the Asian flu, and the swine flu.
23:51 There are a number of viruses... all of them distinct
23:54 But the treatment is essentially the same in the home
23:58 Those things that you would treat a cold with...
24:01 good diet, light diet, maybe even juices...
24:05 those can be used, and keeping the body warm,
24:09 making sure the temperature of the room is perfect
24:13 for the person... that can be helpful.
24:15 And then, hot baths... as long as the person is able to do them
24:19 Hot baths, and then when they're not, the use of fomentations
24:23 in the bed... that can be very helpful
24:26 with the hot foot bath, or without.
24:27 All of these types of remedies are discussed in our book
24:33 called, "Home Remedies. "
24:34 And the treatment of a flu can be successful
24:38 in your home as many of you can attest to.
24:41 You've had it happen just with those simple things that you do.
24:44 Avoid the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
24:49 such as Tylenol, and others.
24:52 And make certain that you don't knock the props out
24:55 from under your immune system with those.
24:58 Now, you may have had a nosebleed in the past
25:04 and if you have, it may have just baffled you.
25:06 Dr. Miller is going to talk with you a bit about
25:08 what you can do for the nosebleed.
25:11 You know, they are pretty common in children.
25:14 I have had my fair share of the ones when I was a child.
25:16 Usually, a child's nosebleed is caused by
25:19 some type of trauma in the nose.
25:21 And, what I would recommend is to not put a child on the spot
25:27 What you want to do, if a child has a nosebleed,
25:30 you say, "Well, what we need to do is look in your eyes and
25:32 have them"... and you do it for them...
25:33 Put your fingers up on your eyes, and just pull down
25:36 a little bit and have them do that, and when you're doing
25:38 that, under the idea that they're thinking you're looking
25:41 in their eyes, look at their fingertips.
25:43 You'll normally notice whether one of the fingertips
25:45 has a little bit of blood under it,
25:47 and you know the reason for the nosebleed then is because they
25:50 have traumatized their nose by picking their nose.
25:53 And so, that's a very common reason for the nosebleed.
25:56 Another one can be dryness.
25:58 I seem to get this a lot if I'm in a dry area.
26:01 What we have to do there is make sure the air
26:03 around us is more humidified.
26:05 I have a wood stove in my home and I always have a
26:07 pot of water on top, boiling to keep the area humidified.
26:12 It can be a very big danger, for older people
26:16 who are taking some type of blood thinner.
26:18 Even the "aspirin a day, keeps the stroke away"
26:21 type of a thing, because people who take these
26:23 types of items will become bleeders.
26:25 And, they get a trauma, they get some type of high blood pressure
26:30 They get a nosebleed, and sometimes it has a hard time
26:33 stopping... So how can you stop them?
26:34 One way... what you want to do is, you want to sit down
26:37 and you want to lean back but keep your head
26:40 leaning forward... Don't lean your head back
26:42 because then your blood will go down
26:44 into your throat and you'll swallow it.
26:45 You want to sort of lean forward
26:47 and then just take, just a piece of cotton, or a piece of
26:50 tissue, and moisten it.
26:53 Place it in the nose, and then squeeze your nose shut
26:57 for just a short period of time...
26:59 not hard, just squeezing it for a short period of time
27:03 And then gently remove it.
27:05 Sometimes removing it will pull a clot loose,
27:08 so you want to replace it, and again squeeze it.
27:10 You can try ice on the face.
27:13 That sometimes will do.
27:14 Sometimes if it's a really bad one,
27:16 place the arms in contrast baths...
27:19 hot water and then cold water, hot water, cold water
27:23 This is derivative... it will the blood down into the
27:25 periphery and keep it from being so much up here
27:28 in this part of the body.
27:30 Simple things you can do for a nosebleed.
27:32 First thing you want to do is just make sure
27:35 you're not getting them again...
27:37 the trauma, picking at noses, blowing too hard,
27:40 high blood pressure... things we need to look at, Dr. Thrash
27:43 Well, I'm certain that we have not made you into physicians
27:47 in this short period...
27:49 But we do hope that you're better equipped
27:51 to handle those common things that happen in every
27:54 home every day.