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WHEN I BLOW MY NOSE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING I HAVE BLOOD

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WHEN I BLOW MY NOSE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING I HAVE BLOOD IN MY MUCUS
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 4 years ago.

Welcome to JA. Thank you for your question. In order to help you find an answer, could you please answer the following?


Any other medical problems or medications?
How long as this been going on?
Any other symptoms?

Is it both sides?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
YES, I HAVE DEPRESSION AND TAKING ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND HAVE ALSO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. NO ITS ONLY THE LEFT SIDE.
NO OTHER SYMPTOMS.
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 4 years ago.
It is very dry? Do you smoke? Do you have any heating or airconditioning on?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
NO ITS NO DRY. I DO NOT SMOKE AND HAVE NO HEATING OR AIRCONDITIONING ON.
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 4 years ago.
How old are you?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
55 YEARS OLD WOMAN. SOMETIMES I TEND TO PICK AT MY NOSE.
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 4 years ago.
do you pick at your left nostril?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
YES - BOTH SIDES
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 4 years ago.
Okay, thanks for that additional information.
The most common cause for your nose to bleed would be from trauma (which is the nose picking). It can also occur if the air is very dry or if you are at altitude.
The blood vessels in the nose are very delicate, so you probably traumatise them and there is a scab on it which you blow off in the morning, causing bleeding.
Sometimes one side is more delicate that the other.
You need to stop picking your nose.
As well, do not blow it forcefully for the next 3 days
Apply a thin layer of vaseline or petroleum jelly to the inside of the nostrils before you go to bed..

This should do the trick!

Warm regards.

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