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A 19-year-old male asked:

After a severe nosebleed last week, my turbinates have become so enlarged that they completely block off my nose.sprays and decongestants aren't working. what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Nose bleed: You should not be manipulating the nose and spraying decongestants into the nose in the first place. Use plenty of ointment like Bacitracin (5 times a day). Irrigate with nasal saline spray or make your own with one tsp salt to one quart of water 50 cc each nostril 4 to 5 ted a day. Hold pressure over the nose and put the head back if it bleeds. Stop the steroid nose spray of you have one for now.
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
See an ENT ASAP: Turbinate enlargement are not than uncommon after nasal bleeding. If they are so large that you continuously breath through your mouth, you need steroid nasal spray, anti-histamines and possibly oral steroids for a short term. Must see an ENT specialist asap.
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Go: And see an ENT guy to get a clear answer. Besides he/she could diagnose and treat the cause of you bleed too.

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