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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. Neigatha Graney
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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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Can HIV or STDS cause frequent nose bleeds?

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Can HIV or STDS cause frequent nose bleeds?

Here are some...: Frequent nasal bleeding should drive one to make sure of no correctable lesions or disorders inside nose or sinus first. HIV or other STDs very unlikely cause nasal bleeding. See an ENT doctor soon to clear your concern ASAP. ...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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I am experiencing bloody nose.

I am experiencing  bloody nose.

Sorry to hear it but: Is your question because you have a coagulation disorder, have had recurrent bloody noses or trauma, or your bleeding refuses to stop? ...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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What to do if I have bad headaches and bloody nose?

What to do if I have bad headaches and bloody nose?

See details: See a doctor, have your blood pressure checked and have a though evaluation to see if the two issues are related and what is causing them. ...Read more

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Bad headaches and bloody nose, what do you recommend?

Bad headaches and bloody nose, what do you recommend?

Nose bleed: There are many causes of nasal bleeding. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...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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How do you handle a bloody nose, as in what's the first aid procedure?

Pressure: Pinch the nostrils shut, holding pressure on the soft middle part of the nose and lean forward slightly to prevent blood from drainage into the throat. Hold this position for 5 minutes non-stop. Rarely will a bloody nose persist after this. Most people slip up by not holding it long enough. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about getting a bloody nose a week after my tonsillectomy?

Should I be worried about getting a bloody nose a week after my tonsillectomy?

Not really: It should not mean anything more whether or not you had a tonsillectomy. Treat with local pressure and intranasal moisture. Intranasal Bacitracin can help especially during the cold dry weather. ...Read more

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Have cleaning products been shown to cause horrible headaches and bloody nose?

Have cleaning products been shown to cause horrible headaches and bloody nose?

Yes: Fumes from cleaning products can cause nasal irritation which could lead to bloody noses and headaches. You could try diluting the products which might help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i keep having a bloody nose and I am also coughing out blood ?

What does it mean when i keep having a bloody nose and I am also coughing out blood ?

It means see doctor.: Bleeding from your cough is likely related to the bleeding from your nose but cannot be sure. You should probably see a doc to evaluate for causes of recurrent nasal bleeding. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has a cold and just got a bloody nose. Should I be concerned? Is this normal?

Fairly Normal: Isolated bloody nose is usually nothing to be concerned about. Common, especially during the winter months when the air is dry. Also, curious 9 month olds have a tendency to stick their finger up there, which could have contributed. As long as there is no concern for a foreign body and the bleed was self-limited there is little to worry about. See pediatrician for recurrent or persistent bleeds. ...Read more

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


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Nasal (Definition)

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