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Nosebleeds Mucosal Irritation
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
Body lotion: Yes some lotions contain irritants espeically if you have an inflamed nose already. ...Read more
Possibly: Much of the answer depends on a detailed history. Is there a family or personal history of allergies? How long has it been going on? Any different exposures to allergens (i.e. New pets, new house, new job etc.) any other associated symptoms? You need to see your primary care physician or an allergist to give you a better answer. ...Read more
Nosebleeds: Hello, the blood vessels in the front of your nose are very close to the mucosal surface. As air travels in and out of your nose, it can cause irritation. Other triggers include picking at the nose, allergy, intranasal medications, nasal oxygen administration recreational drugs, bleeding disorders, blood thinning medications and... Yes hypertension. Have your blood pressure checked to see if high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the correct way to stop a nosebleed in a teenager?Where is blood coming from? Will it stop or can you hemmorage? The dr said allergys causes it
EPISTAXIS:: Blood comes from ''kiesselbach plexus" of capillaries at anterior nasal partition where external ; internal carotid capillaries converge. Common causes: digital trauma, dry air, inflammation/infection/uri, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, too much use of nasal steroid, etc. To stop: sit up, lean forward, pinch nose x 9 min, use cold compress. If no response, use otc afrin, see ENT next morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having nosebleeds several times a week for the last few months. Is this anything to be concerned about?
Nosebleeds Recurrent: Recurrent nosebleeds, especially if last longer than four weeks, warrant a thorough evaluation for blood clotting disorders. Most commonly, nosebleeds occur due to irritation to the nose, and are more of a nuisance than serious. The best way to manage nosebleeds is to keep the nasal membranes moist with saline mist / gel. All patients taking blood thinners should use saline nasal sprays. ...Read more
My granddaughter has had four severe nosebleeds in two days. She is 10 and has had them about once a year the last few years. What could this be?
Most likely: fingers: Agreed with dr. Ho. Also: nose bleeds (epistaxis) is most common this time of year - toward the end of the cold-and-flu season, and end of winter when we have lived with forced-air heat for awhile. Inflammation ('colds', allergies, tobacco smoke, etc) of the nasal lining will increase the risk of bleeds. Plz take a look at my med-ed site (boogordoctor.Com) for several articles on this topic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal irritation: This suggests that you have significant irritation in your nose, making you susceptible to bleeding whenever you have any trauma to the nose, such as a blast of high-velocity air. Seeing an allergist or ENT will be the most helpful, but in the meantime, you can try moisturizing the nose with vitamin e oil, placed in the tip of the nose with the little finger or a cotton swab, at bedtime. ...Read more
My 2 year old has had at least 2 nosebleeds per month in the last six months. This is worrying me. Please can you advise.
Usually irritants : Nose bleeds in infants is usually a reflection of nasal irritant effect. Dry heat, smoke, dust, fumes, etc.All lead to irritation & occasionally infection.This causes small nasal capillaries to bleed, often as the face is rubbed into bed linen in sleep. Removing as many irritants from their life as possible can help as can nasal saline wash, nasal saline gel & reasonable humidity within the home. ...Read more
Nosebleeds is also known as Nose bleeds. 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 ...Read more
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