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Stop A Nosebleed Fast
In most cases: The bleeding for most patients are from the front of the septum. Lean forward (so you won't swallow your own blood) and pinch the nostril with your isilateral thumb on the side that is bleeding for 10-15 minutes will usually stop the bleeding. Decongestant spray like afrin (oxymetazoline) can also help. If the bleeding continue and is severe, you'll need to go the emergency room for treatment. ...Read more
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
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
Hold the nose: The usual nose bleed can be controlled by pressing the nostrils closed, leaning the head forward, breathing through the mouth and holding the nostrils closed under gentle pressure for about two minutes. Press the nostrils up all the way to the bone about one third way up the nose. ...Read more
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Nosebleed: Nosebleeds, if they stop within 10-15 min. w/ pressure on the area, and "stoppage" (tissue up nares), are usually considered anterior, which are benign, and due to fragile vessels from dry environment, allergies, viral infection, local irritation. The ones that are hard to stop, with bleeding down throat and not able to be stopped are of diff ethology. Try saline spray, in gel form if available ...Read more
Had nosebleed friday afternoon, dr used rhino rocket to stop, thing is becoming very bothersome, can I remove?
We recommend that a nasal packing remain in place for at least 4-5 days if is successful in stopping the bleeding. There is a higher chance of immediate rebleed if taken out earlier.
Plus it is important to be on a prophylactic course of antibiotics while the packing is in place to prevent sinusitis caused by the packing.
Sorry. ...Read more
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
A bloody nose: Nosebleeds are a common in children.Most are benign, self limited and easily controlled by applying gentle pressure.However a child's age, medical and family history should be taken into consideration.Nosepicking is common but foreign bodies, chronic allergies, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders , etc could also be the cause.If nosebleeds are recurrent, severe, your child is not a picker see a md. ...Read more
Severe nosebleed: For this problem, blood pressure and blood count should be checked, and any problems managed first. After this, a careful exam is essential. This exam can sometimes be accomplished by a skilled physician but often an ENT physician is consulted to look for other causes. ...Read more
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
What happens if you don't treat a nosebleed? I don't have one but i was just wondering. Would you bleed out or would it just stop on its own?
Nosebleeds: Nosebleeds usually stop on their own with simple care unless there are underlying problems like high blood pressure, treatment with blood thinners, or underlying blood coagulation disorders like hemophilia. Most patients would present for care long before they 'bleed out'. In some cases the elderly and/or demented may have ongoing bleeding and significant blood loss. ...Read more
Nose bleeds: Nosebleeds from whatever cause can be managed conservatively at home. The biggest problem when you are taking Accutane is that you have to be even more persistent. Keeping the nose moist is the key. Start with a little saline spray. There is even saline gel now available. You can also apply petrolatum ointment to the inside of the nose. This helps prevent drying. Do these four times a day. ...Read more
That depends: If it is due to a small blood vessel in the nose it may be cauterized. ...Read more
I get nosebleeds often. Is this a condition or just a problem? What can I do to stop them and prevemt them from happening?
Nosebleeds occur for a variety of reasons. Often it is because the nose dries out, o using saline spray helps.
In children, 90% of nosebleeds occur in the front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps stop it, since pressure is applied in adults, it can be in the back, 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
Ive been having on average 2 nosebleeds a day for the past week, i suffer from hayfever and have put them down to this. how can i stop them?
Recurrent nose bleed: you need to be checked by your doctor and you may need ENT ...Read more
Nosebleeds are normal for me.I have a cold and hence bleeds.I have a 9h flight soon.What can happen if i get a nosebleed in air?What if it won't stop?
Keep nasal membranes moist -saline or a bit of neosporin may work.
Take some nasal clotting agent some over the counter packs.
But better yet see your ENT and be sure no lesions that require treatment and follow advice. ...Read more
ER: Apply pressure to both nostrils with your thumb and fingers, breath through your mouth, and go to the ER to have it evaluated especially if it is due to trauma. If you have headlightness, call 911 for help, apply pressure to the nostril, lay down to the side to get enough blood to your brain and you don't aspirate it. ...Read more
Squeeze : Squeeze your nostrils together with your thumb and forefinger for 10 minutes. Lean forward so you don't choke on blood. Sit up so your nose is above your heart. If it fails to improve after 2 attempts, consider going to an emergency room or the otolaryngologist. Afrin nasal spray may help and can be tried once. Finally consider applying petrolatum jelly to the nostril after the bleed and avoid lifting heavy objects for at least a day. ...Read more
How do you stop a nosebleed quickly in a stall in a school bathroom during a four minute passing period?
Nosebleeds at school: You should see the school nurse or medical unit to help you stop the nosebleed. If you can see your doctor about finding the cause of your nosebleeds and finding out how to treat them. ...Read more
I sometimes get nosebleeds when I sneezing during a cold? What could be causing this? How do I stop this from happening again? Please, I need help!
My 2yr old just woke up at 4am with his first nosebleed. He's otherwise healthy and was sleeping fine. How should I stop the bleeding? Should I be
Not likely a concern:
It very common to have nosebleeds, especially at night due to dryness of the air, rubbing during sleep, etc.
To stop the bleeding you must apply constant pressure to the nostrils for 5 - 10 minutes WITHOUT peeking. Like any other wound, constant pressure will stop it.
If this persists, or there are other sites of bleeding or bruising - be seen by his pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more
My daughter 6 yrs has had a nosebleed for three days it's a start and stop nosebleed for for the whole day should I worry and take her to her doctor?
My little cousin picks her nose.Can she get sick from that or is the only thing she can get is nosebleeds from that?Also, can u tell me how to stop her
Nosepicking= no good: Besides the grossness factor, there are some health risks. The most common way to get a cold is by touching germs to the nose or eye, and that is a huge way to do that. Nosebleeding is commonly a result of picking. And if it is done in a rough way, she can even pick a hole through the septum, the divider between the 2 sides of the nose. Her parents and doctor should talk to her about it. ...Read more
Sealing the vessel: Nosebleeds are caused by a bleeding blood vessel or several small vessels, usually on the middle wall of one nostril. Cauterization means using heat, electricity or a chemical to essentially burn the edges of the vessel and seal it closed so blood won't leak anymore. ...Read more
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
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 more