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Dr. Sonober Umair
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Bloody Nose (Overview)

Bloody nose may be caused by bleeding within the nostrils, or from problems further back in the nasal airways.


Dr. Kevin Windisch
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can nose sprays cause bloody nose?

Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Can nose sprays cause bloody nose?

Yes: They can irritate the tissue and steroid sprays can thin the nasal lining. Both cases result in increased risk of bloody nose. ...Read more

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Bloody Nose (Overview)

Bloody nose may be caused by bleeding within the nostrils, or from problems further back in the nasal airways.


Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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What does it mean when you get bloody nose and headache at the same time?

Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What does it mean when you get bloody nose and headache at the same time?

Another thought...: IF you are using nasal sprays with steroids, headaches, sore throat and nosebleeds are common side effects when used improperly. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Apply compression at the front of the nose
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Gently pack the nose with cotton
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If your nosebleeds are continuous or frequent, go to the ER
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Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What's the best way to treat a bloody nose?

Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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What's the best way to treat a bloody nose?

Hold on tightly: Sit up, lean forward and put your chin on your chest. Grab the fleshy part of your nose and pinch the fleshy part against your face between your thumb and forefinger (like a clothespin). Squeeze tightly for 15 minutes and this should stop most bleeds. Do not blow your nose after this maneuver or you will blow the clot off and it will bleed again. If the bleeding doesn't stop see an md. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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What can I do if my breathing treatment for asthma caused me to get a bloody nose is this normal?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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What can I do if my breathing treatment for asthma caused me to get a bloody nose is this normal?

Not common: Some people taking albuterol may experience side effects such as a sore or dry throat, this dryness may lead to nose bleed. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How do you get rid of a bloody nose correctly?

Dr. Kevin Windisch
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How do you get rid of a bloody nose correctly?

Pinch the nose: Pinch the nose till the bleeding stops. Here is a video with more info for you http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=dp_i-gja7ui. ...Read more

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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When I was just kid I had bloody nose, now I am 21 still have bloody nose, how do I prevent it? Sometimes won't stop for 2-5min(iam firstaid certified

Dr. Farhad Sigari
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
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Nose bleeds: The best way to prevent nose bleeds in your situation is to keep the nose moist. You can try nasal saline spray and saline based gel that can be applied gently with a qtip 2-3 time a day depending on the humidity.If you sleep in a dry environment get a humidifier. If the symptoms persist or accompanied by nasal obstruction, visit an ENT for evaluation. Cauterizaiton of a blood vessel maybe needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Brant
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My son gets bloody noses very bad. Recently he has told me when he gets a bloody nose, it heart hurts. Should i be concerned?

Dr. Douglas Brant
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My son gets bloody noses very bad. Recently he has told me when he gets a bloody nose, it heart hurts. Should i be concerned?

See physician: Need checked, may be allergies but could be blood clotting problem, which there are several. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I get bloody nose a lot. What does this mean? Is something wrong with my nose?

Dr. Patrick Melder
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I get bloody nose a lot. What does this mean? Is something wrong with my nose?

Maybe: Frequent nose bleeds are not common. If you are taking Aspirin or Ibuprofen type products frequently, this may affect how your platlets adhere to each other and may increase your risk of nasal bleeding. You may also have a deviated septum - the middle part of the nose. Frequent nose bleeds should be evaluated. See your local ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Hendricks
Board Certified, General Surgery
33 years in practice
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My baby got a huge bloody nose, a lady gave tissues&helped, then i saw she has fresh blood on her nail, if it's her blood, any HIV risk to my baby since my baby and the lady were both actively bleeding.

Dr. Charles Hendricks
Board Certified, General Surgery
33 years in practice
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My baby got a huge bloody nose, a lady gave tissues&helped, then i saw she has fresh blood on her nail, if it's her blood, any HIV risk to my baby since my baby and the lady were both actively bleeding.

Unlikely: The statistical probability is staggeringly low, worry about your child being struck by a meteor instead. The blood on her nail my have been from trying to help your baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleeds (Definition)

Nosebleeds is also known as Nose bleeds. A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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