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Can dried blood from a bloody nose transmit HIV or aids?

Can dried blood from a bloody nose transmit HIV or aids?

No: Hiv seems to require living white cells to survive for any length of time, all viruses are fragile and most cannot tolerate drying, and casual household contacts of hiv-positive people even before treatment simply didn't catch it. Relax. You won't get sick. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Why do i have a bloody nose?

Why do i have a bloody nose?

Can vary: This can be due nasal irritation or with dryness of the air. If you live or stay in an arid environment this can be a cause.Smokers can have nasal irritation that may cause this problem. Need a nasal exam by ENT to determine the exact cause and treatment. Picking ones nose or infection can also do this,. ...Read more

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When your nose is kinda bloody is it just a bloody nose?

When your nose is kinda bloody is it just a bloody nose?

Yes: If your nose is bloody, then it's a safe bet that you have bloody nose. ...Read more

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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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How do you get rid of a bloody nose correctly?

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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8 years old puking and bloody nose for 4 days?

8 years old puking and bloody nose for 4 days?

Needs evaluation : Any child with vomiting for this many days is very concerning for dehydration. Please call your pediatrician for an appointment today or go to an urgent care or local ER for eval. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how you get rid of a bloody nose fast?

Can you tell me how you get rid of a bloody nose fast?

BY PRESSING ON NOSTR: By pressing on the nostril from the side it is bleeding maintain gentle pressure with thumb on the nostril for 6 minutes and release, continue and repeat this process again till the bleeding stops if bleed still continue for 15 minutes, go to the nearest emergency department. ...Read more

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Do you tilt your head back or forward with a bloody nose?

Do you tilt your head back or forward with a bloody nose?

Forward: Pinch the soft triangle of the nose for 5+ minutes with the head forward. This will apply pressure on the blood vessels which are most likely the culprits while leaning forward prevents blood from welling in the throat or swallowing blood causing nausea. Apply Afrin nasal spray first, if not contraindicated, which will help constrict blood vessels also. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Sonober Umair
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Bloody Nose (Definition)

Bloody nose may be caused by bleeding within the nostrils, or from problems further back ...Read more