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Nose Bleed - When To See your Doctor?

Dr. Biswajit Banik 92% (89 ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
Nose Bleed - When To See your Doctor?

A nose bleed can take place due to a number of reasons, which usually all boil down to acute dryness of the nasal passages. The nosebleed and dryness can stem from sinus, allergic reactions, constant blowing of the nose, infections, and also during very harsh winter months when there is no lubrication in the nose. Nose bleed can also occur due to conditions, such as high blood pressure and when a foreign object gets stuck inside the nose.

Here are a few tips on treating nosebleeds:

  1. First step: The very first action when you experience a nose bleed should be to sit down. Once you are sitting, you should firmly pinch the spot that is soft. This lies just above the nostril. Do this for at least ten to fifteen minutes. The trick is to stay upright rather than lying down as this will bring down the blood pressure in the nasal blood vessels to stop further bleeding.
  2. Breathe: Breathe with your mouth as you lean forward to help in draining the blood into your nose, rather than out of it or towards the throat.
  3. Ice compress: Find a bag of frozen corn or peas in your freezer or an ice pack, and press this firmly against the nose to help in stemming the bleeding. As you are doing so, do not forget to cover the bridge of your nose with a towel so that it prevents you from catching a cold.

?Medication and side effects: If you are on any kind of anticoagulants that end up thinning the blood, then you may immediately want to see your doctor about a possible side effects and a change in the medication. This could also be an effect of haemophilia where the bleeding does not stop.

What it can indicate?

  1. Children: If a child who is under the age of two years suffers from such nosebleeds, then you will need to rush him or her to the doctor immediately as it could point at a more serious problem.
  2. Anaemia: Nose bleeds could also suggest the presence of anaemia, so you may want to see your doctor about lab tests to determine and possibly rule out this cause. You can also start medication accordingly for this kind of an ailment.
  3. Nasal Packing: The doctor can carry out this procedure with the help of gauze that can seal the spot where the bleeding is happening.
  4. Cautery: This is a minor procedure that involves burning the blood vessel that is causing the persistent bleeding with a stick of silver nitrate. The stick will be inserted after local anaesthesia is administered to the patient.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello doctor! I just want to ask you about my nose bleeding problem I have nose bleeding one day can you please help me.

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari 90% (309 ratings)
MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Karimnagar
Hello, nose bleeding is a common problem during summer. When exposed to hot air the mucus gets crusted in nose. When crusts fall off bleeding may occur due to fragile blood vessels located superficially. If you r having bleeding daily you need to consult ent doctor and you may require laser therapy. Take botroclot drops soak it in cloth, apply cloth inside nostril and pinch nose from outside to stop bleeding.
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All About Nose Surgery

Dr. A.Lenin 91% (143 ratings)
MS - ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Hyderabad
All About Nose Surgery

A nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is performed to alter the structure and shape of your nose and improve its function and or appearance. Here are a few things you should know about nose surgeries: 

Consult your doctor: Before deciding on undergoing a nose surgery, talk with your doctor regarding issues with your nose. Your doctor will check your problems and judge whether or not surgery is a feasible option. It is only with your doctor's confirmation that you should go for the surgery.

Procedure:

  1. The surgery is done either with local anesthesia (your nose and surrounding areas will be numbed) or general anesthesia (you will fall asleep).
  2. The surgeon will make incisions in your nostrils and base of the nose and alter the shape, structure and position of the cartilages in your nose for appealing shape and better functionality. Polyp removal is also done by rhinoplasty.

Recovery after the surgery: You will be required to wear a nose splint. You can expect swelling around the eyes, which will begin to subside after the third day. Swelling in the nose will go away after six months. Therefore, do not expect to see your results immediately, final condition of your nose will be apparent after the recovery period is over. You should avoid strenuous activity for 3 to 6 weeks. Do not smoke or drink alcohol during recovery. Smoking slows recovery time and alcohol reduces normal effects of drugs.

Will you develop scars? As with all cosmetic procedures, rhinoplasty can leave scars.

Closed rhinoplasty: Incisions are made inside the nostrils and hence there is no scarring.

Open rhinoplasty: An additional cut is made along the columella and this may result in scarring. However, the position of the scar is such that it is almost unnoticeable.

Risks: Any surgical procedure has certain risks. These risks associated with nose surgery include:

  1. Infection
  2. Adverse effect to anesthesia
  3. Unfavorable outcomes
  4. Visible scarring
  5. Numbness
  6. Difficulty breathing
  7. Chronic nosebleeds
  8. A perforated septum
  9. Hematoma
  10. Burst blood vessels
  11. Nervous damage
  12. Possibility of revision surgery
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All About Nose Surgery

Dr. Yv Rao 88% (333 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Visakhapatnam
All About Nose Surgery

A nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is performed to remove polyps and other blockages, alter the structure and shape of your nose and improve its function and or appearance. Here are a few things you should know about nose surgeries:

Deciding on surgery: Before deciding on undergoing nose surgery, consult with your doctor regarding issues related to your nose. Your doctor will check your problems and judge whether or not surgery is a feasible option. It is only with your doctor's confirmation that you should go for the surgery.

The procedure: The surgery is done either with local anesthesia (your nose and surrounding areas will be numbed) or general anesthesia (you will fall asleep). The surgeon will make incisions in your nostrils and base of the nose and alter the shape, structure and position of the cartilages in your nose for appealing shape and better functionality. Polyp removal is also done by rhinoplasty.

Recovery: After the surgery you will be required to wear a nose splint. You can expect swelling around the eyes, which will begin to subside after the third day. Swelling in the nose will go away after six months. Therefore, do not expect to see your results immediately, final condition of your nose will be apparent after the recovery period is over.

  • You should avoid strenuous activity for three to six weeks.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol during recovery. Smoking slows recovery time and alcohol reduces normal effects of drugs.

Will you develop scars?

As with all cosmetic procedures, rhinoplasty can leave scars. In closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostrils and hence there is no scarring. In open rhinoplasty, an additional cut is made along the columella and this may result in scarring. However, the position of the scar is such that it is almost unnoticeable.

Risks: Any surgical procedure has certain risks. These risks associated with nose surgery include:

  1. Infection
  2. Adverse effect to anesthesia
  3. Unfavorable outcome
  4. Visible scarring
  5. Numbness
  6. Difficulty in breathing
  7. Chronic nosebleed
  8. A perforated septum
  9. Haematoma
  10. Bursting of blood vessels
  11. Nervous damage
  12. Possibility of revision surgery
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Why Nose Bleeding Can Be Serious?

Dr. Rajeev Nangia 86% (613 ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Why Nose Bleeding Can Be Serious?

Why nose bleeding can be serious?

A majority of people experience nosebleeds at least once in their lifetimes, whether from excessive picking of the nose or a pretty hard fall. Most nosebleeds go away soon but it can get very serious if you are not careful.

Nosebleeds can be broadly classified into two types:

1. Anterior nosebleeds, which happen from the front of the nose, are quite normal and get better quickly.

2. Posterior nosebleeds happen from deep within the nose and get very serious if proper care is not provided. However, such cases are rare and happen only in extreme trauma.

What to do when a nosebleed strikes?

- to stop the bleeding, tilt your head upwards and apply ice on the bridge of the nose. This helps in stopping the blood flow quickly. You can also stuff cotton in your nostrils while doing it.

- blow your nose in order to clear the clots in the nose as they can prolong bleeding.


When does a nosebleed get serious?

- when the measures to stop the bleeding don't work. You are at risk to lose blood if you don't get medical help.

- if you have regular nosebleeds then consult your doctor immediately as it could be a symptom of an underlying health condition.

- a nosebleed can also become serious if you are having medicines that thin blood as it could make the nosebleed more severe.

- if you suffer from a blood clotting disorder.

- if the nosebleed is a caused by a trauma like a fall or an accident and you are having difficulty in stopping the bleeding, get immediate medical help.

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Related Tip: Ways to Prevent and Stop Nose Bleeding

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Namaste doctor! I'm suffering the nose problem. About my nose is blocked with the Fat. Help me doctor.

Dr. Lalit Kumar Tripathy 90% (19363 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Do steam inhalation 2-3 times daily with Karvol plus inhalant capsule. 2.Put otrivin nasal drop 1 drop thrice daily. 3.Take one tablet of sinarest at bed time. 4. If you have recurrent attack of blocked nose you may be having sinusitis or DNS 5. consult ENT specialist
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Hello doctor. Please tell me that how can I use cromal eye drops for asthma because it is a eye drop. Should it take by mouth or in nose or in eye.

Dr. Arunesh Dutt Upadhyay 91% (318 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Aerospace Medicine, Eular Certification in Rheumatology
General Physician, Pune
Hello doctor. Please tell me that how can I use cromal eye drops for asthma because it is a eye drop. Should it take ...
Dear freind cromal eye drops are used for allergic conjunctival issue and they are to be put in the eye there is surely some confusion between the prescribing doctor and the dispensing chemist, please do not use it and go back to the doctor and get it clarified.
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Doctor can I fix my nose bone which is moved towards right with nasofix please tell me doctor.

MBBS
General Physician,
no mondo not self medicate. you !may be having deviated nasal septum, with nasal polyp. which may require corrections. so consult ENT specialist.

I have snoring nose. I have consulted many doctor. But no use .what should I do doctor.

Dr. Harindra M.N 87% (15 ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Mysore
Snoring is caused because of a vibration of the soft tissues of the upper airway. It is usually due to her uvula and Naso pharyngeal floppyness. You should see a doctor to rule out a disease called sleep apnea syndrome. There are a variety of treatments for this condition including surgery and 'cpap' usage. However it is decided after a sleep study. In the meanwhile you co uld follow some of the following suggestions. 1. Sleep on your side or tummy. 2. Do not take alcohol See your ent specialist for more. All the best.
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Hi doctor, Cricket ball hit on my nose and now my nose is not straight. And when i am small then football hit on my nose and my nose little bit big from center and i want straight and excellent nose .

Dr. Anurag 92% (215 ratings)
MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Start nasivion p nasal drops for now to stop bleed and see me at my center in delhi. We need to check and correct the nose! Yes rhinoplasty is the surgery we do for that. 9560523260
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