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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is a good method to cure dry nostrils causing epistaxis, also known as nosebleeds?

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Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Ointment & saline: Keep nose moisturized with antibiotic ointment or Vaseline; place pea sized amount pressed with pad of thumb into each nostril twice daily. You can also use saline gel/sprays, and use a humidifier at home. Nosebleeds improve with these measures while avoiding picking or scratching in the nose. Consider seeing ENT if you do not improve.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Saline gel: Saline nasal gel, there are several brands but generic is just fine, is probably the best, and most natural way to stop nosebleeds. Apply a small amount to each nostril at bedtime for a few nights in a row, then several nights a week to maintain. You should have much less trouble after that.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What would you say is the very best method to cure dry nostrils causing epistaxis, also known as nosebleeds?

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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Probably dryness: Most likely the inside of your nose is dry assuming you're not using any intranasal medications. In some patients dryness creates an inflammatory condition so there is also congestion. Suggest saline to cleanse any mucous or crusts then sesame oil 3-4 drops each nostril if not, allergic to sesame. Do this 2-4 times daily. Compounding pharmacy might be able to get pharmaceutical grade oil- smells ok.
Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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