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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 (oxymetazoline): 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 (oxymetazoline). See your doctor/ent to look in nose and discuss causes. ...Read more

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My nose been bleeding for a whole week and won't stop bleeding what can I do?

My nose been bleeding for a whole week and won't 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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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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Hi I was wondering if u could help me with my problem I have been bleeding for my nose and the bleeding won't stop till an hour later and this has been occurring for the past week?

Hi I was wondering if u could help me with my problem I have been bleeding for my nose and the bleeding won't stop till an hour later and this has been occurring for the past week?

Congestion.?: Nose bleed is very common during seasonal allergy time. Swollen, crispy nasal mucosa can bleed easily. Unless more serious problem (bleeding disorder or taking blood thinner, Aspirin.) Use ice/ cold washcloth over face, neck. Bend forward and squeeze nose for 5-10 min. Gently release. Preventively use daily nasal saline rinse, nasal gel for night- prevent dryness, cracking, crustiness. ...Read more

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I was wiping my face when the side of my nose (alar crease area) started to bleed rapidly and it won't stop. What happened? How to stop bleeding?

I was wiping my face when the side of my nose (alar crease area) started to bleed rapidly and it won't stop. What happened? How to stop bleeding?

Hope you are well?: Bleeding like you described is unusual. I hope you have managed to stop it with gentle pressure on the bleeding spot.
If the bleeding continues, you should go to the ER to find if you have any health problems which makes you more prone to bleeding.
Give us a follow up and tell us what you have done about this problem so far?? ...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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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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1 year old has the flu keeps bleeding from the nose. Took her to er but they didn't do anything cause it wasn't constant. Now bleeding won't stop.

1 year old has the flu keeps bleeding from the nose. Took her to er but they didn't do anything cause it wasn't constant. Now bleeding won't stop.

Use nasal saline: Babies noses bleed when the sensitive capillaries inside are irritated by dust/fumes/smoke/etc. Treatment is to wash away the irritants and keep the capillaries moist so they heal. You do this by flooding the nose with nasal saline drops to wash out irritants. Nasal saline gel can then be placed in the front of the nose to keep the tender skin moist. ...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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How do I stop my nose from bleeding?

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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My nose has been bleeding since last night. What can I do to stop it fast?

My nose has been bleeding since last night. What can I do to stop it fast?

Pinch: Try spraying with afrin, then pinching nose gently in upright seated position for about ten minutes. ...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?

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 to stop a bleeding nose?

How to stop a bleeding nose?

Pressure on Location: The bleeding is typically from capillaries in an area called kiesselbach’s area, just past the body near the nares. Look it up on google images. Sitting, keeping you head up, working to calm/relax, & sustained pressure on the area (pinching nose, side to side) for long enough without moving/letting up to check (usually ~5 minutes, timed, long enough) will typically stop the oozing. ...Read more

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How do I stop a runny and bleeding nose?

How do I stop a runny and bleeding nose?

Pressure: Bow your head and pinch the soft part of your nostrils for at least 10 minutes. If bleeding continues to be runny and flowing, then blow your nose to clear the blood and clots out, and apply 2 sprays of afrin (oxymetazoline) to each side of the nose and re apply pressure for another 10 minutes. Assuming your blood pressure is not too high, and you are not taking a blood thinner, this should stop the bleeding, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I stop my nose bleeding?

Can you tell me how could I stop my nose bleeding?

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. ...Read more

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Causes for nose bleeding? How do I permanently stop it? Please help.

Causes for nose bleeding? How do I permanently stop it? Please help.

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. ...Read more

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Rabbit banged nose and bleeding. Can I catch anything from helping stop the bleeding?

Rabbit banged nose and bleeding. Can I catch anything from helping stop the bleeding?

Not usually: I would have to know more. If you are careful yourself, you should be fine. My entire family rabbit hunters and I know of no problems. ...Read more

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How can I thicken my blood because my blood has thin so that my nose want stop bleeding?

How can I thicken my blood because my blood has thin so that my nose want stop bleeding?

Why bleeding: Would determine the cause of the persistant nose bleed by seeing an ent. If there are issues with easy bleeding see your doctor who can run tests to see if there is a problem and refer you to a hematolgist. ...Read more

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My nose is bleeding off and on due to heater and dry conditions. What could I do to stop it from bleeding?

Dryness: You can increase the moisture in your nose using saline or an over the counter nasal spray called ocean. ...Read more

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Stop a nose bleed bleeding for five minutes

Stop a nose bleed bleeding for five minutes

First: First thing to do is pinch the soft part of the nose for 10-15 minutes without looking (that could allow repeat bleeding that will flush out the clot). Pinching the upper, bony part of the nose or the upper lip does nothing. There are no blood vessels there that lead to a nose bleed. If that does not work then get a bottle of afrin (oxymetazoline) and spray both sides of the nose with 2 big sprays--this is a vasoconstrictor that shrinks the blood vessels temporarily (never use afrin more that 3 days in a row--read the instructions). You may need to blow your nose before the afrin is sprayed to clear out excess blood and clot that will block it from getting where it is needed. After the afrin, pinch the nose again for 10-15 minutes. You can repeat this again. If it is still bleeding, you may need medical attention. Once it stops, do not blow your nose. Frequent nose bleds are common, especially in the winter, but there are a number of problms that cause nose bleeds that should be evaluated. So if you keep getting the bleeds, see a physician. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken nose to stop bleeding?

How long does it take for a broken nose to stop bleeding?

Not to long but: It depends on what the damage was inside the nose. You need to compress the nose but if it does nto stop you need to contact your physician as a deeper injury take s more time to stop ...Read more

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Can an alcoholic that cannot stop nose bleeding have some other health problems?

Can an alcoholic that cannot stop nose bleeding have some other health problems?

Yes: Quite probably there is significant liver damage from the alcoholism. The liver is where blood clotting factors & components are made; so liver damage can interfere with clotting process. There may be other factors involved; so pt should see fp/ent/im to evaluate & outline course of treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop the popped vein in my nose from bleeding?

How can I stop the popped vein in my nose from bleeding?

Nose bleed: There are several options. Usually keeping the nose moist can be very helpful. Do this by using nasal saline and vaseline. If this is not successful, you may need to have the vessel cauterized. This is usually an office procedure, using a chemical called silver nitrate. This is generally a very successful treatment and is usually definitive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to tilt my head backwards to stop nose bleeding?

Is it a bad idea to tilt my head backwards to stop nose bleeding?

Yes: The best thing to do with a nose bleed is to sit up, lean your head forward with your chin on your chest and grab your nose and your face tightly and squeeze for 15 minutes. That should stop most bleeds. ...Read more

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Recently I've been having a nose bleed every 1-2 days not bad ones it stops bleeding within 1 minute should I be worried?

Recently I've been having a nose bleed every 1-2 days not bad ones it stops bleeding within 1 minute should I be worried?

Epistaxis: Or nosebleed is generally a symptom caused by local abnormalities, involving one or both nostrils, general conditions such as coagulopathies or bleeding disorders or a combination of the above. Would recommend starting with your Family physician for an exam and possible further referral to an ENT if needed. ...Read more

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My nose is bleeding since 4 hours with none stop, starting to feel dizzy and cold, I don't know why, what could be wrong?

My nose is bleeding since 4 hours with none stop, starting to feel dizzy and cold, I don't know why, what could be wrong?

Prolonged nosebleed: Can be due to clotting disorders, taking blood thinners/aspirins or you could have a busted artery deeper in the sinuses that needs to be cauterized. You may have lost a lot of blood causing you to feel dizzy and cold, unless the sight of blood is the reason. In any case, you need to see your doctor, or go to the emergency room now. Have someone take you in. ...Read more

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