Bleeding nose
My sister's nose bleeds sometimes what should be done to avoid such disease? Is it a different type of disease ? What should be done?
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Sagar KS
General Physician 2 yrs exp Bangalore
Hi, it looks like epistaxis. Epistaxis, or bleeding from the nose, is a common complaint. It is rarely life threatening.causes are trauma, nose picking,dry whether, Topical nasal drugs such as antihistamines and corticosteroids, hypertention,bleeding disorders,vascular abnormalities etc Precautions: Use nasal saline spray. Avoid hard nose blowing or sneezing. Sneeze with the mouth open. Do not use nasal digital manipulation. Avoid hot and spicy foods. Avoid taking hot showers. Avoid aspirin and other NSAIDs. During nasal bleeding apply firm digital pressure for 5-10 minutes.Use an ice pack. Practice deep, relaxed breathing. Consult ENT surgeon for furthur evaluation and treatment.
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