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Dr. Robert Knox
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Nose Bleeds (Overview)

Nose bleeds = epistaxis = bleeding from the nose.


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What causes nose bleeds?

What causes 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 more

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Dr. Robert Knox
547 doctors shared insights

Nose Bleeds (Overview)

Nose bleeds = epistaxis = bleeding from the nose.


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What does it mean when my nose bleeds a lot for 5-10 mins?

What does it mean when my nose bleeds a lot for 5-10 mins?

Epistaxis : 80% of people experience this in their lives. A common cause is dry, hot air like inside the home in the winter, causing nasal dryness and crusting. The nasal tissue cracks and bleeds easily. Treatment includes humidification in bedroom, nasal saline sprays & sometimes vaseline in the nose. It's not a major health hazard, but should an ENT doctor. There could be other problems to rule out. ...Read more

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Apply compression at the front of the nose
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Gently pack the nose with cotton
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If your nosebleeds are continuous or frequent, go to the ER
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How do treat a nose bleed for a 9 year old?

How do treat a nose bleed for a 9 year old?

Pressure: Apply pressure to nose for at least 5 minutes. Sometime you have to do it for up to an hour (rarely) before going to er. Apply vaseline to nostril at night an once during the day (this prevents dryness). ...Read more

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My son is 12 and has had a half dozen nose bleeds in the last week. He woke up this morning with his nose bleeding. His nose has never ever bled b4.

My son is 12 and has had a half dozen nose bleeds in the last week.  He woke up this morning  with his nose bleeding. His nose has never ever bled b4.

Epistaxis: Sometimes epistaxis (nosebleed) is mechanical from picking the nose and creates an open sore that bleeds. Another reason is a cold or allergies can make the turbinates in the nose become easily damaged and can bleed over and over. If the bleeding is coming from one side, most likely a blood vessel that can be cauterized. See an ENT. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my nose bleed?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my nose bleed?

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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How to get rid of nose bleeds?

How to get rid of nose bleeds?

Get Rid Nose Bleeds: To treat a currently bleeding nose, hang your head over a sink or toilet, pinch your nostril for ten minutes, then gently blow out the clot. Applying a nasal decongestant, like oxymetazoline (afrin / vicks / duration), followed by nostril pressure works well. If they persist, go see your primary care provider or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Which triggers nose bleeds?

Which triggers nose bleeds?

Nosebleeds: Nosebleeds are a common problem. There are multiple triggers. One of the most common is picking the nose. This happens in kids way more than in adults, but still occurs. Dryness is also very common. In cold climates, the colder it gets the less humid it becomes and this can lead to bleeding. Trauma, high blood pressure or bleeding disorders can lead to nosebleeds. Best to have an ENT look. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Bloody Nose (Definition)

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