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Hello Doctor, my son 4 years old suffered from nose bleeding 2-3 days back. Which humidifier do you suggest warm or cool?

Hello Doctor, my son 4 years old suffered from nose bleeding 2-3 days back. Which humidifier do you suggest warm or cool?

Humidification: is the goal, and both methods will achieve this. Warm or cool mist is generally a matter of preference and availability. Scald injuries are an issue with some warm mist humidifiers and should be used with caution in homes with small children and pets. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Knox
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Nose Bleeds (Definition)

Some women experience nose and gum bleeding during pregnancy. Keeping well hydrated, especially with orange juice or foods high in Vitamin C, may help to strengthen your capillaries (tiny blood vessels) and reduce this bleeding. You may also consider using a humidifier to help reduce nasal congestion. Gently brushing with a soft toothbrush ...Read more


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Cool mist or warm mist humditifier is best which one? , sometimes I have nose bleeds. i've seen a specialist i had a cat scan that was normal.

Cool mist or warm mist humditifier is best which one? , sometimes I have nose bleeds. i've seen a specialist i had a cat scan that was normal.

Nosebleeds: Cold humidification can sometimes constrict blood vessels and stop bleeding, like applying an ice pack. Nosebleeds can be caused by a blood vessel that is close to the surface inside your nostril and may need to be cauterized. Not sure why you had a CT scan unless your sinuses were being evaluated. Try gently swabbing with vaseline on a swab to keep the insides of the nares moist. ...Read more

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Why do I get nose bleeds every night? They don't stop dripping until I hold my head back for 5 minutes and I tried humidifier

Why do I get nose bleeds every night? They don't stop dripping until I hold my head back for 5 minutes and I tried humidifier

Nosebleeds: It could b=due to allergic rhinitis, meds you use for allergic rhinitis or some thing else. If its been going on for some time, you should have ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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Last 2 months I have been getting lots of nose bleeds. I use cpap with humidifier and run a personal humidifier. Is there a concern 4 cancer or othe?

Last 2 months I have been getting lots of nose bleeds.  I use cpap with humidifier and run a personal humidifier.  Is there a concern 4 cancer or othe?

Not likely: CPAP often causes nosebleeds because of dry air, and trauma from the high pressures used by the machine to keep your airway open. This is common and usually easily dealt with. Cancer is not a likely cause. ...Read more

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My 2yo gets nose bleeds and it stops rather quickly but will be all over her face. It happens every couple months. Does it sound like bleeding prob?

My 2yo gets nose bleeds and it stops rather quickly but will be all over her face. It happens every couple months. Does it sound like bleeding  prob?

Nose bleeds are : Common in childhood & often reflect irritants like dust, pollen, fumes, smoke etc that the kid is exposed to on a regular basis.These things accumulate in the nasal passages & lead to nasal rubbing when the kids are half asleep or during the day.The trauma causes small capillaries in the nose to blead.Nasal saline wash can remove the irritants & nasal saline gel helps if applied at night. ...Read more

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In the past 6 weeks i have had 3 major nose bleeds The blood almost spurts out of my nose leading to profuse bleeding which takes 30 -45 min to stop ?

In the past 6 weeks i have had 3 major nose bleeds The blood almost spurts out of my nose leading to profuse bleeding which takes 30 -45 min to stop ?

Cauterize: This sounds very disruptive! Most likely its a brittle vessel high up in the nose. See an ENT who can cauterize it and check for anything suspicious up there. ...Read more

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Had nose bleeds since using e cigarettes (vaper) stopped using last night had nose bleed lightly today nothing bad will this stop? No longer using vap

Had nose bleeds since using e cigarettes (vaper) stopped using last night had nose bleed lightly today nothing bad will this stop? No longer using vap

Epistaxis: Great decision to stop using e-cig. You're doing yourself a great favor. As for your nose bleeds (epistaxis), as long as they stop, you're most likely fine. But it's still a good idea for your Family Doc or even ENT to take a peek up there to make sure nothing else is going on. In meantime, use spare non-vaping time to eat right, exercise regularly & get enough sleep. Wrap it up each & every time. ...Read more

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My nose bleeds often these days.It had started bleeding from the time my girlfriend's nose hit mine while kissing and it bleeds quite oftenany remedy?

Nosebleed guide: Most nose bleeds arise from trauma to the thin lining overlying the sensitive nasal cartilage. This trauma can be from a tissue, a finger, a knuckle, an arm swipe, etc. When you have a nosebleed, blow your nose, then pinch and hold for 5min. Don't peak. Then don't touch don't wipe. Don't put tissue in the nose to check it. This pulls the clot you just made off and it bleeds again. Hands off works. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someones nose to bleed almost every day? My husband is 24 and gets nosebleeds almost everyday and he gets them for no reason without even touching his nose itll start bleeding and he will let the blood drip till it stops which is usually

Is it normal for someones nose to bleed almost every day? My husband is 24 and gets nosebleeds almost everyday and he gets them for no reason without even touching his nose itll start bleeding and he will let the blood drip till it stops which is usually

It : It is certainly not normal to have nosebleeds daily. Most nosebleeding situations should resolve with a few days unless there are other underlying problems. Some of these predisposing conditions include deficiency of clotting factors, high blood pressure resulting in rupture of the vessels, trauma to the nasal membranes, sinus disease, vascular lesions, or rarely tumors of the nasal passages. Your husband's condition should be evaluated by an ENT specialist promptly. Besides treating any underlying condition, prolonged bleeding can lead to anemia which can then lead to other complications. ...Read more

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Humidifier (Definition)

Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu. Using a humidifier in the home can help relieve a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus so you ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more