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How to stop nosebleed while taking accutane?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Affleck
Dr. Brian Affleck
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Few tips

Pinch nostrils together at least ten minutes; Place ice pack around/on nose; Don't blow or pick nose rest of the day after nosebleed; Don't pack nose with gauze/cotton: Apply Vaseline/antibiotic cream on inside of nose to prevent membranes from drying out after nosebleed: Don't lie down: If bleeding doesn't stop or nosebleed follows injury to the head or accident, get to ER ASAP.

In brief: Few tips

Pinch nostrils together at least ten minutes; Place ice pack around/on nose; Don't blow or pick nose rest of the day after nosebleed; Don't pack nose with gauze/cotton: Apply Vaseline/antibiotic cream on inside of nose to prevent membranes from drying out after nosebleed: Don't lie down: If bleeding doesn't stop or nosebleed follows injury to the head or accident, get to ER ASAP.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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