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I have a severe nose bleed from my right nostril a few times

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I have a severe nose bleed from my right nostril a few times a day and night
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

What is your age & gender?

Since how long you have this nose bleeding?

Are you diagnosed with any medical condition?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Started yesterday,69 male, No medical cond.
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply.

The nose bleeding you are having since yesterday from right nostril can be due to a cold or viral infection that can cause a bloody nose. The nose is filled with numerous blood vessels, and many of these are thin and are on the surface of the inside of the nose. It takes very little damage to break one of these blood vessels which can lead to bleeding.Inhalation of chemicals that irritate the nasal mucosa can also lead onto nasal bleeding.

Nosebleeds can occur spontaneously when the nasal membranes dry out and crack.Nasal polyps, Infections like sinusitis that can cause congestion and lead to bleeding.

Also high blood pressure as a cause should be ruled out.

You need to do following:

-Keep your head elevated and just relax until the bleeding stops.
-Apply an ice pack across the bridge of the nose can restrict blood vessels and aid clotting.
-You should sit down and gently squeeze the soft portion of the nose between thumb and finger (so that the nostrils are closed) for a full 10 minutes.
-DO NOT pack the inside of the nose with gauze.

If still the bleeding persists or you had already tried these or if the severe bleeding lasts continously more than 15 minutes,then you need to go to Emergency Room(ER) for necessary treatment accordingly.

Hope this helped.

If there is anything else that you would like to know.I am happy to address your follow-up questions. Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Click here to see how to pinch your nostril:

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Hi,

Just checking in to see how things are going.Have you tried the above described measures?How are you feeling now?

Do you need further assistance?Is there anything else that you would like to know?

Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me.I am happy to hep you.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh