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Why Does My Nose Keep Bleeding
Simple things first: Prevention for nose bleeds consist of making sure the nasal membranes do not dry out. One can do this by routinely using a saltwater mist spray or apply a saltwater gel (aryl gel) both available otc. One can even use vaseline 2-3x a day. But vaseline should not be used for those on oxygen therapy. If nose bleeds persist then they should be evaluated. ...Read more
Nose bleeds: Rarely this is caused by a blood clotting disorder (due to medications, liver problems, congenital etc.) and more commonly caused by dry nasal mucosa or rich capillary bed in the nasal septum. Start by using daily saline to keep mucosa moist and hydrate well. If this does not help, discuss with your physician to rule out underlying blood problem and procedures such as cauterization. ...Read more
My nose keep bleeding for a month, what can I do?Not big bleeding, it is like a small spot always bleed, because everytime I use tissues, i saw bloods
Irritation: You might have some irritation on the inside of your nose. You mentioned that you are blowing your nose, are you sick? If so, blood and thick yellow colored mucous could be a sinus infection. You should see your doctor for the correct diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
Treat easily: Nose bleeds can be treated easily. First sit upright, pinch your nostrils shut for 5 - 10 minutes, don't bend down or pick your nose after the bleeding stops. If bleeding starts you can use a cotton ball soaked with afrin nasal spray. If the bleeding cannot be control in 20 minutes you should seek care immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common: The number one cause of nasal bleeding is nose picking. It is really a question of timing and care. The bleeding is from trauma to the lining, and is commonly due to sharp or casual introduction of the finger and its relatively sharp nail. If you must pick your nose, doe it slowly, carefully and be conscious of the position of your finger and fingernails. ...Read more
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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