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how to stop severe nose bleed. i am having one now.

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how to stop severe nose bleed. i am having one now.

madonia2 :

Hi - I would like to help with your problem

madonia2 :

do you take any blood thinners like coumadin, plavix, or aggrenox?

madonia2 :

do you take aspirin?

madonia2 :

do you have a history of high blood pressure?/

madonia2 :

How long has your nose been bleeding?

Customer:

Yes, I take aspirin. I also take blood pressure med. I've taken blood pressure med. for seversl years. My nose has stopped now. It blead for 5 -10 min. w/ large blood clots.

madonia2 :

OK, 10 minutes is generally accepted as the upper time limit for stopping a bleed at home...

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some things to consider going forward....

madonia2 :

1. when holding pressure, lean your head forward, not backward, so that you do not choke on the blood that drips back into your throat

madonia2 :

2. I would not take aspirin tomorrow

madonia2 :

3. at some point soon, see your doctor or an ENT specialist so that he may look into your nose to see if you have an abnormal vessel that is prone to bleeding that can be coagulated

madonia2 :

4. beware taking a hot, humid shower tonight, as it may open up the bleed again

Customer:

Thank you for your help.

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