nosebleeds

jazzdiva84
By jazzdiva84 Latest Reply 2015-04-26 22:12:36 -0500
Started 2009-07-12 13:26:20 -0500

I have been getting nose bleeds regularly.My blood pressure is not high at all… what could cause this and do I need to be concerned?


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hawaii56
hawaii56 2015-04-26 22:12:36 -0500 Report

get your nose cauterized if you get too many especially if you have insurance. Im getting so many the past 4 months I cant stand them anymore they take over my life. I get them laughing, taking a shower, at work in the lunchroom I have to make sure I have my towels and wipes wth me at all times. Im too active to mess with the "pinch the nose" clean the mess anymore !! so my Internist ruled out his end of what he does and referred me to a ENT doc and she looked in their and said I will have to get my nose cauterized the vessels are too exposed - Im so excited to get my nose done next week !! I saw videos and its not a big deal - to anyone reading this GET THIS DONE if you are getting them too much and everywhere you go !!

Deano57
Deano57 2014-08-27 02:44:01 -0500 Report

Three things come immediately to mind. Do you work or live in air conditioned spaces or use CPAP? Are you on anticoagulants, aspirin or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or naproxen? Do you know how to treat a nosebleed? Dry nasal airways are more prone to nosebleeds. If you are on medications make sure that your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all medicines that you take prescription and OTC meds and their dosages to avoid unwanted interactions.
In regards to treating an active nosebleed there are several steps to take.
1. Tilt your head forward, not back as most people recommend. Tilting your head back causes blood to go into your stomach, which will in turn cause nausea and potential vomiting which in turn causes increased BP and more bleeding.
2. Pinching the bridge of your nose does not usually put pressure in the appropriate place to control bleeding. Instead take your index finger of the hand that is not holding the tissue or rag staunching the bleeding and place it in your mouth along your top gum line and apply pressure.
3. Apply ice to your nose and face. This causes vasoconstriction that may help stop the bleeding.
If all these fail then an ER visit may be in your best interest. A board certified ENT physician can help diagnose a cause and treat it.
Dean H. RN

Gabby
GabbyPA 2009-07-12 18:26:54 -0500 Report

To me, any time a body part bleeds I need to consider it. Oregon is not know for lack of humidity, so if you are not dry, then I would at least talk to your doctor about it. I don't know all the things that can cause nose bleeds, but there could be something going on that you need to have checked. Have you looked on www.WebMD.com If you put in what is happening to you, you might find some answers or at least some things to directly ask your doctor about.

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-12 14:50:08 -0500 Report

IF YOU LIVE IN A DRY AREA THE NOSE DRYS OUT AN THE SKIN CRACKS MAKING THE NOSE BLEED, WHEN IT 105 OUT SIDE AN YOUR ARE UNDER A/C THE NOSE DRYS..OUT AN THE MEMBRANES CRACK. GET SOME SALINE SPRAY AT YOUR DRUG STORE AN GIVE THAT A TRY.. KEEP THE INSIDE OF THE NOSE WET… THATS WHAT WE DO IN DESERT AREAS…

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