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Do Nose Piercings Cause Nose Bleeds
Nose Bleeding: 95% plus of nose bleeds are due to inhaling dry air that leads to scabs or crusting of the nasal membranes. Use saline nose spray or saline gels to keep membranes most. Adding a humidifier to your furnace may decrease the chances also. If bleeding persists, go see an ear nose and throat doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles. ...Read more
I've had 4 nose bleeds in one day. Separate Nose bleeds. What is up? they are not nose picking nose bleeds #NotAPicker #ISwear. They are gushers too
Nose bleeds: It is the winter and it is possible your nares have dried out and cracked. Consider using a saline spray and see if this fixes the problem. If the bleeding is only from one nostril always and you cannot see the source of bleeding consider ENT appt to make sure there is no abnormality. If this is a persistent problem all year around consider bleeding disorder evaluation. ...Read more
Saline, emollients: Rebuild your nasal mucosa with regular use of saline spray and/or irrigation, application of ointments such as vaseline or neosproin/bacitracin, and avoiding trauma to the nose (picking, blowing, etc.) if persists, then see your doc for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a mild deviated septum cause semi frequent nose bleeds? If so how or why does it cause nose bleeds?
Plugged ears: This is a great question and it really addresses the normal anatomy of the nose and ears. The middle ear and nose are directly connected by way of a tube called the eustachian tube. When you blow your nose, air is forced into the nose and up the eustachian tube. This will cause an increase in pressure in the middle ear, which will quickly dissipate with swallowing. ...Read more
Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?
Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence dry nose, trazodone can cause nasal congestion too, when seen please mention that you're on those medicines, meanwhile, please keep using saline nasal wash liberally, for an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more
Nose Bleed Causes: Anything that irritates the nose - smoke, dry air, allergies, a recent cold or sinus infection - all can cause nose bleeds. By far the most common are dry, itchy noses that are picked by the bleeder. You can pick your nose, but bleeding often follows. Go see an ENT doctor if the bleeding persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Catch 22. Got lots of nasal drip from a cold but every time I blow my nose (even softly) a nostril scab tears& my nose bleeds. To blow or not to blow?
Lubricate: Use a dab of vaseline or Aquaphor or KY jelly twice a day inside your nose. You can use Afrin [the generic oxymetazoline is same] for a few days, not more than a few. You can also snuff some water [usually salted water] up your nose and suck it in to clear out mucous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whoever told you : that nose-picking can make your nostrils bigger or alter the shape of your nose probably also told you that if you lie, your nose will grow! I guess if you got a severe enough Staphylococcal infection of your nasal cartilage & bone from scratching your nasal mucous membranes with dirty fingernails, you could, end up with a gnarly nose. It's 1 of 2 things you should always do in private. ...Read more
Do sinus infections cause nose bleeds? I also have a bad taste in my mouth, ear popping, throat pain, and nasal congestion.
Dry nose. Have hard scabs in nose that bleed sometimes. Hurts to blow nose. Live in colorado very dry climate. How can I soften nose to prevent?
Sometimes impetigo: Sometimes scabs in the nose may just be from dryness, but other times, they may become secondarily infected. If vaseline or neosporin don't work, there is a chance it could be an impetigo infection. In such which case you would need to have an appointment for evaluation and a possible a prescription for something like mupirocin (an antibiotic) ointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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