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Can You Bleed To Death From A Nose Bleed
Irritation anatomy: There are very large superficial vessels in the front of everyone's nose. These vessels are easily opened by local trauma. Picking, dryness, infection, rubbing, tissues can all cause irritation and ultimately bleeding. It's always worse in the cold and dry air of winter. People with anatomic abnormalities of the nose such as septal deviation have worse bleeding problems. ...Read more
Nosebleed: First, if the bleeding is still going on, hold pressure at the tip of the nose by squeezing the nostrils closed. You might have to hold pressure for 5-10 minutes before you blood forms a clot. If that doesn't work, you should really be seen in the emergency department. If it's an intermittent bleed, keep the inside of your nose moist with saline and vaseline. Still a problem, see an ent. ...Read more
Many things: Nose bleeds can be spontaneous if the nasal passages are too dry. Nose bleeds can occur from nose picking, trauma from probing into the nose and direct trauma. Less common causes are in relationship to the menstrual cycle, and sometimes due to uncommon nasal tumors such as polyps. If you have these recurrently, then you should see an ENT doctor for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Nose-picking/rubbing: Their finger nails are thin and razor-sharp. When the inside of nose is itchy/dry, picking the inside of nose and/or rubbing it hard can cause bleeding. It is very common. If bleeding stops quickly, I would not worry. Just make sure that the nose is kept nosturized in dry/cold weather and treat allergies/cold symptoms to minimize itching, thus picking/rubbing. If worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Nose bleed: Picking one’s nose can traumatize the lining of the nose if it is done too forcefully or if the finger is poked too far back. Finger nails can scratch the tissues. Nose picking can also knock off a clot / scab that is already present. ...Read more
Nosebleeds: Nosebleeds can be caused by dryness and crusting, foreign bodies, tumors, septal deviations, infections and a number of other causes. Asa or nasaids make it harder to stop. You can try Bacitracin ointment but if it persists or is severe see an ENT doc for answers, . ...Read more
Check your BP: If the nose bleed is always from the same nostril it could be due to a superficial vessel, or dryness in the nose. Apply saline nasal spray to keep the nostrils moist, check the blood pressure to make sure it is not elevated as this is a common cause of increased frequency of nose bleeds in adults, eliminate over the counter medications that predispose to bleeding like anti-inflamatories, aspirin. ...Read more
Controlling a nose: Bleed. If your nose bleeds hold your nostrils between fingers for about 10 minutes. Sit up ; hold your head ; neck forward so the blood doesn’t just flow down your throat. If you are able to – place a moistened cotton ball over the area that is bleeding. If you can’t control the bleeding after 20 minutes – seek medical assistance. ...Read more
Depends: Nosebleeds occur for a variety of reasons. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in the front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps stop it, since pressure is applied. In adults, it can also be posteriorly, so pinching helps in fewer cases. Lean head forward, not backward, so you do not swallow the blood. May need scope to evaluate for nasal mass and blood work to check if okay. ...Read more
Nosebleed: Complicated question. Simple answer is see a doctor to factor in all the issues relating to this symptom and your health. May be a simple fix, sometimes not so simple. Bottom line is it needs to be checked out by a doctor if it continues. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: Allergies, Infection, Intra nasal spray use, nose picking can be some of the reasons that can cause nasal bleeds. Holding the nose for 10 minutes usually helps stop the bleed. Nasal saline drops can be of help to keep nose moisturized. Recurrent bleeds need at least once time evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more
NOSE BLEEDS: Nose is very rich in blood supply and sits right on the face. Any little trauma can make it bleed, and if the it gets too dry it causes the blood vessels to rupture and cause the bleeding, you are more prone to bleed from the nose if you are taking blood thinners like coumadin, (warfarin) or aspirin. Upper respiratory infections with change in humidity and temp. Allergies, high BP can cause bleeding from the nose. ...Read more
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I: I donâ€™t know what is making your nose bleed. Some common reasons can include: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, high blood pressure and excessive use of decongestants. Being at a high altitude, trauma to the nose, picking the nose, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial and viral infections can increase the risk as well as bleeding disorders. There can be recurrent nose bleeds if a small vessel in the nose is broken. ...Read more
I have blood in my snot but there is no drippong of blood or evidence of a nose bleed. What's happening?
Dryness: Blood in nasal mucous is commonly due to severe dryness of nasal mucosa or side effect of steroid nasal spray for allergy. Use saline gel nasal spray to correct the condition, see ENT if problem persists. ...Read more
Let clot form: Most nose beelds will stop if you sit upright and pinch both sides of the soft portion of your nose with your thumb and index finger for 5 solid minutes without letting up. This will allow a solid clot to form. If bleeding persists go the emergency room for treatment which may involve cauterization or packing. ...Read more
Friable membranes: It is more common to have nosebleeds in dry conditions unless allergies play a part. If it is hot and humid and you spend most of your time in a/c that could be drying causing the nasal membranes to crack and bleed. ...Read more
Hold pressure.: Sit down and gently squeeze the soft part of the nose between your thumb and finger (so that the nostrils are closed) for a full 10 min. Lean forward to avoid swallowing blood and breathe through your mouth. Wait at least 10 min before checking if bleeding has stopped. Many bleeds can be controlled in this way if enough time is allowed for the bleeding to stop. Do not pack nose with tissue. ...Read more
First: First thing to do is pinch the soft part of the nose for 10-15 minutes without looking (that could allow repeat bleeding that will flush out the clot). Pinching the upper, bony part of the nose or the upper lip does nothing. There are no blood vessels there that lead to a nose bleed. If that does not work then get a bottle of afrin (oxymetazoline) and spray both sides of the nose with 2 big sprays--this is a vasoconstrictor that shrinks the blood vessels temporarily (never use afrin more that 3 days in a row--read the instructions). You may need to blow your nose before the afrin is sprayed to clear out excess blood and clot that will block it from getting where it is needed. After the afrin, pinch the nose again for 10-15 minutes. You can repeat this again. If it is still bleeding, you may need medical attention. Once it stops, do not blow your nose. Frequent nose bleds are common, especially in the winter, but there are a number of problms that cause nose bleeds that should be evaluated. So if you keep getting the bleeds, see a physician. ...Read more
If it stops: Nosebleeds are scary, but most stop promptly unless you have a congenital bleeding disorder or very high blood pressure. Pinch your nostrils shut firmly for 10 minutes by the clock; if the bleeding has stopped, there's no reason you can't go to work. If bleeding continues, you need to see a doctor promptly. ...Read more
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