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Profuse Nose Bleeding
Nose bleeds: Plavix (clopidogrel) "thins" the blood a constant nose bleed requires an evaluation and you may need to talk to the dr who rxd the plavix (clopidogrel).
Pressure initially: Pinch the soft part of your nostrils together for at least 15 min. If you have a decongestant nasal spray, such as oxymetazoline, use 2 sprays in each nostril prior to holding pressure. This will help constrict the blood vessels and help stop the bleeding. If it is still bleeding after 15 min, then spray your nose again and hold pressure for another 15 min. If this doesn't work, see a doctor.
Depends: The treatment depends on the cause for the nosebleeds. Most are from the nasal septum which gets dried up in hot and dry weather. In such case nasal saline spray or gel 2-4 x daily on the septum may help. If the problem persists, your doc can cauterize the bleeding points. If you have a blood disorder (coagulation disorder), then the solution would be more complex. Avoid aspirin for now.
Depends on age: In children, the most common cause of nose bleeds is trauma or foreign body (most likely from picking with a finger). In adults, nose bleeds can be caused or prolonged by a number of factors. The most common of which would be blood-thinning medications like coumadin; plavix; Aspirin and trauma. Inherited blood clotting disorders may be a cause as well but are rare and would likely be known by you.See 1 more doctor answer
Try this...: Sit upright to reduce pressure in your nose. Pinch your nose with your thumb and index finger for 10 minutes, breathe through your mouth. If re-bleeding occurs, blow nose to clear any blood clots and spray both nostrils with a decongestant spray, such as oxymetazoline. Pinch nose again as above. Seek medical attention if bleeding more than 20 minutes or for blood draining into back of throat.See 1 more doctor answer
Try vaseline!: Hi! Glad to help out a fellow jiu jitsu practitioner! I hate getting blood on my gi, and who wants to train with cotton stuck in their nose? One thing that often happens, is the bleeding site gets a scab, and the next time you train the scab gets rubbed off! Put a little vaseline on a qtip and GENTLY apply a little in the nostril. This will help keep the scab from drying and rubbing off!See 1 more doctor answer
Nose Bleeds: 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.
Nose bleeds: If your nose bleeds hold your nostrils between fingers for about 10 minutes. Sit up ; hold your head ; neck forward so the blood doesn’t just flow down your throat. If you are able to – place a moistened cotton ball over the area that is bleeding. If you can’t control the bleeding after 20 minutes – seek medical assistance.
Sometimes: The most common cause of nasal bleeding is nose picking. Serious causes include nasal tumors, clotting disorders, injury, and a few other tumors and degenerative conditions.
Depends: An occasional nose bleed can occur at any age. If it recurs more than once a month, see your doctor. You may need to a small area (called Little's area) cauterized.
See Dr.: Common reasons for nose bleeds include: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at a ^ altitude, trauma to the 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 a broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol or Cocaine abuse can lead to nose bleeds.See 1 more doctor answer
A while: Three hours is a long time. Perhaps an arteriole burst or there is a bleeding issue. See an ENT md.
Not sure: Those symptoms should be evaluated by a dr. As it could be a sinus infection or it could be high blood pressure fluctuations causing the same symptoms. These however are just 2 guesses over the computer. Proper diagnosis and treatment is best achieved by seeing a dr., best wishes.