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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
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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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How can I prevent nose bleeds in a three year old. She often has dried blood in hef nose when i clean her nose with tissue. Is she allergic to somethi?

How can I prevent nose bleeds in a three year old. She often has dried blood in hef nose when i clean her nose with tissue. Is she allergic to somethi?

Possibly: The nose is covered inside by thin membranes; many capillaries that add moisture to dry air when we breathe. Conditions that irritate the nose, like pollen, dust, smoke etc.Often drive a child to rub the nose or pick it.Half awake kids often rub their face in their pillow ; you find a bloody pillowcase in the morning.Nasal gel or saline at bedtime can help. Check with your doc if it continues. ...Read more

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Someone i know is having a nose bleed for about 20 minutes and he gets these nose bleeds randomly for about 4 days now & can he do anything for this ?

Someone i know is having a nose bleed for about 20 minutes and he gets these nose bleeds randomly for about 4 days now & can he do anything for this ?

Blood work: It could be the result of a cold or infection or something more. His doc can do some blood work to see if your friend has difficulty clotting and help if needed. That help could be medicine or diet modification. ...Read more

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Can you also get nose bleeds from esophageal bleeding?

Can you also  get nose bleeds from esophageal bleeding?

Maybe: Esophageal bleeding could theoretically come out the mouth or the nose, which could look like a nose bleed. Depending on the cause of the esophageal bleeding (ie a bleeding disorder?), that could predispose you to nose bleeds. Esophageal bleeding is generally something that needs medical attention though so please discuss with your doctor if you aren't already. ...Read more

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If i just got a little angry my nose bleeds a lot , it can bleed for hours with none stop ...How can I deal with that?

If i just got a little angry my nose bleeds a lot , it can bleed for hours with none stop ...How can I deal with that?

Common: Epistaxis is common in everyone. 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 of the air, and nasal moisturizing with a variety of otc nasal saline gels or mist spray. It's not a major health hazard, but should see md. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing continuous nose bleeds for the past 3 days, i bleed at least 3 times a day, what's going on? Should i be worried?

I'm experiencing continuous nose bleeds for the past 3 days, i bleed at least 3 times a day, what's going on? Should i be worried?

Nosebleeds: Hello, nosebleeds occur quite commonly and will usually respond to simple pressure by squeezing the front of the nose. Since it is recurring, go see your doctor or an ENT who may cauterize your nose and rid you of these bleeds. ...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.

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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Nosebleeds are normal, but outta no where, my nose started bleeding a lot, more than you'd usually get or see. Is this okay? I wasnt hurt or anything.

Nosebleeds are normal, but outta no where, my nose started bleeding a lot, more than you'd usually get or see. Is this okay? I wasnt hurt or anything.

Severe nose bleed: Nosebleeds are common. However, severe bleeding is not and be a cause for concern. You need to see an ENT who can do a good nasal exam to rule out a tumor, large blood vessel, etc. Additionally, blood work should be checked to make sure the platelet count is normal as well as the red cell count. ...Read more

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I don't ever get nose bleeds and all of a sudden my left side of my nose starts bleeding ? What could of caused this ?

I don't ever get nose bleeds and all of a sudden my left side of my nose starts bleeding ? What could of caused this ?

Nose bleeding: the most common reason is trauma. Other reasons are allergies causing dryness in you nose, making it is for bleeding. Using humfier and applying neosporine to the inside of your nose will help ...Read more

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