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What can I do if my nose won't stop bleeding. It's been bleeding nonstop for the past 3-4 hours. What do I do?

What can I do if my nose won't stop bleeding. It's been bleeding nonstop for the past 3-4 hours. What do I do?

Pressure, ice: Apply pressure by pinching the nostrils together, put ice compresses over the nose and go to the emergency room for treatment. ...Read more

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My nose been bleeding for a whole week and wont stop bleeding what can I do?

My nose been bleeding for a whole week and wont stop bleeding what can I do?

Medical evaluation.: You may have a blood vessel in one of your nostrils that is damaged. With a week of bleeding it is important that this be treated. See that you are dizzy with morning sickness. If you have bled heavily that could be one of the reasons. If you are actively bleeding now, i would just go to an emergency room. Take care. ...Read more

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I hit my nose and it won't stop bleeding. What can I do?

I hit my nose and it won't stop bleeding. What can I do?

Pinch nose,use Afrin: 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 as well, so pinching helps in fewer cases. Lean head forward, not backward, so you do not swallow the blood. Spray afrin. See your doctor/ent to look in nose and discuss causes. ...Read more

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How can I stop my nose bleed? It won't stop, it's been bleeding for maybe 25-30 minutes now

How can I stop my nose bleed? It won't stop, it's been bleeding for maybe 25-30 minutes now

Nosebleed: Apply an ice pack, lean forward into a sink so you can see how much blood there is without swallowing it, pinch the bridge of your nose, call emergency services or be take to ER if this doesn't help or it gets worse. It may need to be packed by an ENT specialist ...Read more

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It felt like a runny nose but it was light bleeding that didn't stop for about 20 mins. It left me with light pain between my eyes that won't leave.

It felt like a runny nose but it was light bleeding that didn't stop for about 20 mins. It left me with light pain between my eyes that won't leave.

See a physician: A bloody nose is not uncommon but one lasting 20 min is serious for many reasons, blood loss and why?It occurred. You need to see a physician to see if it is a local problem or a more generalized problem. ...Read more

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Nose that won't seem to heal for years. What would be a good home remedy to stop the nasal bleeding?

Moisturization: A dry irritated nasal lining can be painful, result in stuffiness and bleed. This is generally more common during the dry winter months, assuming you live in an area where it gets cold and dry. You can use vaseline in small amounts, ayr saline gel or ponaris nasal emollient (you may have trouble finding it but ask your pharmacist)all intranasally. If no better, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My nose has been bleeding intermittently for three weeks? How can I get it to stop?

My nose has been bleeding intermittently for three weeks? How can I get it to stop?

Several things: One make sure you are keeping your nasal mucous membranes moist. This means considering using a humidifier in your home. Also consider nasal saline spray. But there could be something else going on with your nose and you, first, would need to have a doctor take a look in your nose to rule out more concerning problems. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My nose has been bleeding off and on badly. How do I get it to stop bleeding so much?

Get evaluated: You should see an otolaryngologist for this as there may be a vascular plexus or polyp in your nasal passages that needs closure or removal. ...Read more

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I hit something and my nose is bleeding since 4 hours, nothing helped to stop the bleeding..And i'm feeling so cold i don't know why, what should I do?

I hit something and my nose is bleeding since 4 hours, nothing helped to stop the bleeding..And i'm feeling so cold i don't know why, what should I do?

Emergent care: You need emergent care for a 4 hour nose bleed that is not stopping. You can get seriously anemic which may be what you are already experiencing. Get emergent care asap! best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I stop my nose from bleeding?

Steady pressure: If pressure does not hold it, you may need further intervention that a physician needs to provide. ...Read more

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