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What's the fastest sure way to stop a nosebleed?

What's the fastest sure way to stop a nosebleed?

Let me try to help: Nose bleeds commonly occur in children. Some children may have two or three nose bleeds within a week. Though it is a frightening experience for both the child and the parent, the cause of a nose bleed usually is not life-threatening, allergies. However, in rare cases, the underlying cause can be more serious medical condition. ...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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Will frequent nosebleeds be a symptom of behavioral diagnoses in children?

Will frequent nosebleeds be a symptom of behavioral diagnoses in children?

Many causes...: Nose bleeds in kids can be caused by a number of things. The number one cause by far is nose picking. Dry skin inside the nose can also be a problem (a little vaseline can help). Friable blood vessels in nose can be cause (need to see ENT to get treatment). Lastly, low platelets can cause pretty severe nose bleeds (>20 minutes). Treatment depends on cause of low platelets. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of nosebleeds indicative of a particular condition?

Are symptoms of nosebleeds indicative of a particular condition?

Many conditions: There are many potential causes of epistaxis. Epistaxis can result from such general conditions as infection, inflammation, trauma, foreign body, malignancy, and other diseases and abnormal processes. Most common, allergy, trauma, deviated septum. Blood disorder. ...Read more

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8 yr kid - bad allergies , I gave her Flonase. Had a nosebleed. Stopped it , had another bleed a few days later .Are nosebleeds sign of cancer?

8 yr kid - bad allergies , I gave her Flonase. Had a nosebleed.  Stopped it , had another bleed a few days later .Are nosebleeds sign of cancer?

Unlikely: To be clear, yes, nosebleeds are a potential sign of cancer, but rare in a child that age and with other more likely cause. Flonase can easily dry out the lining of the nasal passages - this is a common side effect. Allergies can also do this. It is important to keep the nasal passages moist. Many have swabbed Vaseline in the nasal passages with a Q-tip or used nasal saline with great results. ...Read more

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I got a positive test result, my boobs were firmer, nosebleed same week, & cramps. How far along am i? I bled twice last month & unsure of start cycle

I got a positive test result, my boobs were firmer, nosebleed same week, & cramps. How far along am i? I bled twice last month & unsure of start cycle

Unknown: If you had a positive home pregnancy test you are at least 2 weeks pregnant but with unsure last menstrual period dates your exact gestational age is unknown. The best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with an ob/gyn doctor. You will likely need an ultrasound to determine your dates. ...Read more

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I've been having nosebleeds off and on more than 2 months. Should I get some lab tests?

Maybe: Nosebleeds are often caused by environmental conditions, such as a hot, dry climate. In children, nose-picking is a common factor. Poorly controlled hypertension, liver or renal disease, or the use of anticoagulants can also contribute to the cause. Lab tests will be helpful to evaluate these medical factors, but a good nasal exam should first be done to look for primary nasal abnormalities. ...Read more

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I know nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, but yesterday I coughed up blood. Could this be something serious?

I know nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, but yesterday I coughed up blood. Could this be something serious?

Yes...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom which always requires a doctor's evaluation. If you have shortness of breath, you should go to the nearest er now! call your doctor today and let him/her know of this symptom. Possibilities include bronchitis but blood clot in your lungs, especially during pregnancy, is another possiblity. This could be a life-threatening problem. See a doctor today! ...Read more

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What causes nosebleeds?

What causes nosebleeds?

Many possibilities: The most common source of a nose bleed is from the front/ bottom part of the nasal septum. This is a vascular area and some people have prominent blood vessels in this area. The blood vessels may break with a nose blow, dryness, or picking at this area. But there are other more serious causes such as hypertension, growth and even a malignancy. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Does having lots of nosebleeds mean some sort of clotting factor deficiency?

Does having lots of nosebleeds mean some sort of clotting factor deficiency?

Not necessarily: There can be various local reasons in the nose that can cause recurrent nosebleeds. If you bruise easily, have bleeding gums, or have heavy periods in association with recurrent nosebleeds, you may have a blood disorder. Your ENT and primary care doctor along w/ a hematologist may all need to work together to help diagnose this disorder. ...Read more

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How do you treat nosebleeds? I need a proper explanation. When should I apply ice to constrict vessels? What part should I ice? When to call emt?

How do you treat nosebleeds? I need a proper explanation. When should I apply ice to constrict vessels? What part should I ice? When to call emt?

ABC's of nose bleeds: Nosebleeds usually occur on the septum at a point where superficial blood vessels come together. This area is very accessible and can be compressed by simply squeezing on both sides, just below the bony pyramid of the nose. Tilt the head back to elevate the nose and keep compression for approximately 3-5 minutes. If continued bleeding hold for 5 more. Seek medical attention soon! ...Read more

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


Dr. Sonober Umair
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Bloody Nose (Definition)

Bloody nose may be caused by bleeding within the nostrils, or from problems further back ...Read more