How can we Prevent Nosebleed?

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Dr. Nithin Jayan
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How can we Prevent Nosebleed?

For prevention of epistaxis -

  • Avoid blowing of the nose or putting anything into it. If one feels like sneezing, keep the mouth opened so that the air will escape out the mouth and not through the nose.
  • Do not strain during bowel movements.
  • Try to keep the head higher than the level of the heart.
  • Do not strain or bend down to lift anything heavy.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Stay on a soft, cool diet. Do not drink hot liquids for at least 24 hours following a nosebleed episode.
  • Do not take any blood thinning medications like aspirin during a nosebleed episode.
  • Keep the lining of the nose moist. Gently apply a light coating of petroleum jelly inside the nose with a cotton swab twice a day.
  • Counteract the drying effects of indoor heated air by using a humidifier at night in the bedroom.
  • Nasal saline spray can help prevent nosebleeds, especially during the winter months.
  • Avoid picking the nose.

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More often Nose bleeds subsides when one employs methods such as pinching the nose while breathing through the mouuth for few minutes and also applying ice to the base of the nose forehead and chicks.. However, in an event where the bleeding persists, you must seek medical advice as soon as possible. If it is the first time in your life that you bleed, your doctor may investigate you for common diseases associated with nose bleed.eg. Hypertension.

kelpred

summer is a very exciting part of thec year here in the Philippines...but then it summer really worry me a lot. i am allergic to fumes, dust, unpleasant odor, etc...and I can't stand the heat, I get nosebleed several times until summer ends, usually I get nosebleed when I have fever or not feeling well or about to have fever...it's so expensive to put our air conditioner on for even half a day...what to do?

A couple of years back, we got a free sample of a nosebleed treatment. I don't remember what it was called, but it was basically a reddish-brown powder that was applied up the nose with a little Q-tip like stick. It worked amazingly well, but I have been unable to locate it since. Has anyone heard of this stuff or seen a website that might have it? My son is now 14 and still has horrible nosebleeds with no effort involved. I would hate to have to subject him to cauterization. There must be something out there to help. Thanks.

guest

It is a series of products to aid in bleeding, with a specific product for nosebleeds. It says you can't order it online but can search for retail carriers of it. I'm gonna go try and find some for myself a.s.a.p!

Steve

regarding nosebleeds. I have recently tried something that actually works and works very fast.
its is a product by a company called Z-Medica. The product is Nosebleed Hemostatic Gauze. It cost about $11.00 a box. The stuff is great. you can buy it on line at www.quikclot.com

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