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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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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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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?

No: If allergies are bad, the nosebleeds are most likely a sign that the mucosa of the nose is dry and irritated. Nasal saline sprays should help. Talk to your doctor about treating your child's allergies further. Good luck! ...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?

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

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How might an emergency room doctor treat a child's nosebleed?

How might an emergency room doctor treat a child's nosebleed?

Several ways: It's not any different then how it would be treated in an adult. Compression is the first thing. If that doesn't work a topical vasoconstricter (like afrin) is used. Cauterization may be attempted with an electrocautery or topical chemical cautery (ex. Silver nitrate, floseal). Nasal packing would be the last thing - but it's uncommon to have to do that with children. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for nosebleeds?

What is the treatment for nosebleeds?

Pressure: Apply pressure to the soft part of your nose (front tip) for about 5-10 minutes. You can also apply ice while applying pressure. If it continues or gets worse go to see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best method to cure dry nostrils causing epistaxis, also known as nosebleeds?

What would you say is the very best method to cure dry nostrils causing epistaxis, also known as nosebleeds?

Probably dryness: Most likely the inside of your nose is dry assuming you're not using any intranasal medications. In some patients dryness creates an inflammatory condition so there is also congestion. Suggest saline to cleanse any mucous or crusts then sesame oil 3-4 drops each nostril if not, allergic to sesame. Do this 2-4 times daily. Compounding pharmacy might be able to get pharmaceutical grade oil- smells ok. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a nosebleed fast?

What is the best way to get rid of a nosebleed fast?

Nose bleeds: Putting ice on the nose, pinching the nose.
None of these methods may work, then you may have to see an ENT doctor for nasal packing or cauterization of the bleeding vesse. ...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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How can I stop nose bleeds caused by warfarin tablets?

How can I stop nose bleeds caused by warfarin tablets?

Get checked: Warfarin thins out the blood which could cause the nosebleeds. You should see you doctor and get your blood checked to make sure it is not too thin or there is not another hematologic (blood) problem. You may need to see an ENT to get a nasal endoscopy to look for the nasal problem, if there is one. ...Read more

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My fiancee gets nosebleeds alot, refuses to be checked, is this a sign of something serious?

Why nosebleeds: Many causes of nosebleeds, commonest being dryness, when the small blood vessels open up, can, be stopped with pinching nose, repeaters episodes should be looked at, blood clotting disorders, blood vessel, growths (hemangioma a)untranslated drug use, and blood vessel disease, have him checked out ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get nose bleed off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get nose bleed off and on?

Potentially: Any of a dozen inherited clotting disorders could cause you to get nose bleeds. ...Read more

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My son gets nose bleeds when its really hot or humid, doctor has done blood work, came back normal. Says it is just a vessel, what can I do to help avoid nosebleeds?

My son gets nose bleeds when its really hot or humid, doctor has done blood work, came back normal. Says it is just a vessel, what can I do to help avoid nosebleeds?

Cautery: The overwhelming majority of nose bleeds in children arise from prominent blood vessels in the front/bottom part of the nasal septal mucosa. Coagulation with silver nitrate may help. This can be done by an ENT doctor. In cases where simple measures like this fail, electrocoagulation under general anesthesia may need to be done. This is not that uncommon. ...Read more

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What should I do about my 4-year-old’s frequent nosebleeds?

Probably normal: This age group is hard because they are nose pickers. Many kids have frequent nosebleeds. In this age it is tough to get the nosebleed to stop completely because of the picking. Increasing the moisturizers (humidified air, moisturizing creams like eucerin, nasal saline sprays or gels) can be helpful. But these treatments are hard for this age group. If it continues to be a problem, see your doc. ...Read more

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Why do we have nosebleed on sunnydays?

Why do we have nosebleed on sunnydays?

Co-incidence: There is no basis for more nosebleeds on sunny days. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Webmd. Com/first-aid/nosebleeds-causes-and-treatments
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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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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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What causes nosebleeds?

Superficial vessels: 95% of nosebleeds occur from the front of the nose. Blood vessels can be superficial in that area and easily traumatized. This then can lead to bleeding. Bleeding is usually worse when noses are irritated either from an upper respiratory tract infection or allergies. Some people have bleeding disorders which can also make bleeding worse. If nosebleeds are a problem for you you should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to stop nosebleeds forever?

Treat nosebleeds: Difficult to guarantee stopping nose bleeds for ever. The nose has lots of small blood vessels that run through it, much of which help the nose function and maintain structure. If you have nose bleeds a lot, you should see an otolaryngology specialist for a thorough exam and identification (and treatment) of the cause (s). ...Read more

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How do you deal with nosebleeds?

Stop them, eval. Why: Nosebleeds occur for a variety of reasons. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in the front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps stop it, since pressure is applied. In adults, it can also be posteriorly, so pinching helps in fewer cases. Lean head forward, not backward, so you do not swallow the blood. May need scope to evaluate for nasal mass and blood work to check if okay. ...Read more

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Cause of reoccurring nosebleeds?

Cause of reoccurring nosebleeds?

Causes: Nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial ; viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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How can I heal chronic nosebleeds?

How can I heal chronic nosebleeds?

Chronic nose bleeds: An ear nose and throat doctor can cauterize your nasal blood vessels to stop the bleeding ...Read more

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