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A 22-year-old male asked:

Nose bleeding severe?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Pressure initially: Pinch the soft part of your nostrils together for at least 15 min. If you have a decongestant nasal spray, such as oxymetazoline, use 2 sprays in each nostril prior to holding pressure. This will help constrict the blood vessels and help stop the bleeding. If it is still bleeding after 15 min, then spray your nose again and hold pressure for another 15 min. If this doesn't work, see a doctor.

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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have a Nose bleeding?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About nosebleeds: Nosebleeds can be from many things that cause one of the little veins on the inside of the nose (usually the middle septum) to crack and leak temporarily. Heavy breathing in sports, hot or cold air, allergies, nose-picking, colds, a toy in the nose, etc., are some of the causes of nosebleeds. She who bleeds "too often" or "too long" can have her blood checked to see if her blood clots too slowly.

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