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winter is here. . . first nosebleed of the season

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I always know it is officially winter when it has gotten cold and dry enough to start the regular nosebleeds. Anyone else deal with this?
 

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Originally Posted by Milhouse
I always know it is officially winter when it has gotten cold and dry enough to start the regular nosebleeds. Anyone else deal with this?

I have in the past, nothing this year so far. Always happens at the worse possible times though.
 

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vitamin K deficiency? eat more kale and broccoli?

or maybe you need a cool mist humidifier in your room?
 

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1. Try a Neti pot.

2. See an ENT. The doc will chemically cauterize the veins that are too close to the surface of you sinuses. That's what is usually bleeding.


- B
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
1. Try a Neti pot.

2. See an ENT. The doc will chemically cauterize the veins that are too close to the surface of you sinuses. That's what is usually bleeding.


- B


3. Repeatedly asking "Cold enough for ya?" is a good way to
get a nosebleed.
 

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Originally Posted by Doc4
3. Repeatedly asking "Cold enough for ya?" is a good way to get a nosebleed.
 

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This is the first year I've experienced the regular nosebleeds due to the cold, damn it's annoying, will consider some of these suggestions to stop it, altho will skip the ENT, sounds too bloody drastic to deal with a couple of nosebleeds.
 

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A few people were at my house Sunday for a Winter Solstice brunch. It was fun; however a little boy and his mom spent most of the time in the bathroom because of the boy's nosebleeds. She says it happens quite a bit in winter.
 
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i had a friend who got frequent nosebleeds.
i remember getting him a highball glass and sitting in the living room while he filled the glass with blood. good times. i should give him a call...
 

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Simple solution: moisture. Saline nasal spray works well for me.

My wife uses a Neti and swears buy it (has lessened her allergies as well).
 

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Originally Posted by Doc4
3. Repeatedly asking "Cold enough for ya?" is a good way to
get a nosebleed.


Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays. . .
 

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I had them first time ever last winter uncontrollably and embarassingly. No way to finish a meal in a restaurant without being a spectacle. I thought I was more robust than that. I visited an ENT specialist who ended up cauterizing a nasal blood vessel. It happened so quick I didn't have time to argue.
 

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In high school, I would get nosebleeds just sitting in class... I would also wake up with a pillow soaked in blood... So I went to a general doctor and got the usual prescription of some generic medicine to put up my nose and the whole humidifier thing... it did nothing.

Using an impromptu nosebleed to get out of class, I was talking to the school nurse... and she told me "it's only a real problem if you wake up in the middle of the night with a bloody nose." So I went to an ears/nose/throat specialist. He took something that looked like a long barbeque match, and ground what looked like the phosphorus tip, on the exposed blood vessel inside my nose.

In the evening after the ENT appointment, my nose became swollen, and I got one more nosebleed. After that, I did not have a single nosebleed for about 7 years. During this time I was boxing, and getting hit in the nose a fair bit, no problems.

About 7 years later, I started getting nose bleeds during boxing... I got a warm water humidifier, and within 1 week I had no problems.

I have not had a nose bleed for going on 9 years.

So, try the humidifier for a few weeks, and maybe some saline spray (I like the kind you can heat up in the microwave) if that does not work, see an ENT.
 
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I had a bad experience with a Neti pot, mostly, I think, from not clearing the water out of my head properly (I was blowing my nose too aggressively, probably). After getting sick, it scared me away from pouring saltwater up one nostril and out the other.
 

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Still no mention of hydration? Drinking fluids obviously might help. Cold and inactivity might keep people from recognizing some thirst.
 

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