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How do you prevent a nosebleed before it happens?

How do you prevent a nosebleed before it happens?

Dry air, nose pickin: The two most common causes of nosebleeds are: dry air — when your nasal membranes dry out, they're more susceptible to bleeding and infections nose picking, if you could prevent those you could stop 80% the nose bleed. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleed (Definition)

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 in the blood vessel. ...Read more


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Are nosebleeds common in children. If they happen frequently, should I be worried. What is the way to prevent them.

Are nosebleeds common in children. If they happen frequently, should I be worried. What is the way to prevent them.

Nosebleeds: Are frequent in children, especially when exposed to hot and dry air. Saline drops to the nose and vasoline around the outside of the nose can help. Also children are prone to picking their noses which can also start a nosebleed. If the nosebleeds are frequent, have your child examined by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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How do I prevent nosebleeds from happening?

Nosebleeds: Most common cause of nose bleeds is trauma from picking. Other causes are dry nose or veins that are more prominent and sensitive. You should have it evaluated by your pcp or urgent care physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent constant nosebleeds?

See ENT doctor: Increased humidificationno mat be helpful, but if they are occurring on a regular basis, simple cautery in doctors office usually prevents recurrent difficulty unless there is some underlying medical condition causing the bleeds. ...Read more

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What should I prevent light nosebleeds in the winter?

What should I prevent light nosebleeds in the winter?

Moisture: Humidify your bedroom and apply ointment like vaseline or ayr gel to the nose at brdtime. ...Read more

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Can you please name a drug that can prevent nosebleed after cauterization? Cauterization was done more than one time but nosebleed starts over time.

Can you please name a drug that can prevent nosebleed after cauterization? Cauterization was done more than one time but nosebleed starts over time.

None: There is no medication that can prevent nosebleeds. Keeping your nasal mucosa hydrated with humidified air can help, and sometimes applying a thin layer of petroleum ointment to the inside of the nose can prevent the mucosa from drying out and bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you please name a drug that can prevent nosebleed after cauterization? Cauterization was done more than one time but nosebleed starts over time.

Afrin (oxymetazoline): You can try over the counter Afrin no drip nasal spray. You can use it 2 sprays per nostril twice daily , but not for more than 3 days. You can also follow this by using a nasal saline spray twice daily x 7 days. If the bleeding persists, then you need to see an ENT doctor ...Read more

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I have a nosebleed and can feel the blood going down my throat, should I I prevent this?

Unsure: Hold head forward and pressure on the sides of your nose. Doing move your hands. If the bleeding continues get to the er. ...Read more

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16 years old boy has nosebleed . Even after cauterization and using medicines or herbal teas . Please name a medicine that can prevent the problem ?

16 years old boy has nosebleed . Even after cauterization and using medicines or herbal teas . Please name a medicine that can prevent the problem

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Cause?: The treatment will depend on the cause of his nosebleeds. Generally making sure his environment is not too dry and also keeping his nasal passages lubricated with a topical antibiotics will help. Avoid repeated nasal trauma or touching the nose. If he hasn't been checked out for a clotting disorder, this might be helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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How many cups of orange juice a day when sick? Also, I get nosebleeds when I blow my nose why is that and how can I prevent it?

How many cups of orange juice a day when sick? Also, I get nosebleeds when I blow my nose why is that and how can I prevent it?

You have a cold?: The idea that taking megadoses of vitamin C for a cold has been shown to be wishful thinking. So have as much or as little OJ as you please. Regarding the nosebleeds, during an upper respiratory infection, the nasal mucosal tissue may become very friable, or delicate, with rich vasculature susceptible to bleeding. Use Vaseline or saline spray intranasally to keep moist and see your doc if needed! ...Read more