How to prevent epistaxis?
Hello, I am having a issue with nosebleeds (also called epistaxis). Now a days I am getting this problem very frequently. It can occur easily because of the location of the nose and the close-to-the-surface location of blood vessels in the lining of nose. I hope that this nosebleeds can be handled at home. I would like to know how to prevent epistaxis.
@dimple A nosebleed is the loss of blood from the tissue that lines the inside of your nose. Use a saline nasal spray or saline nose drops two to three times a day in each nostril to keep your nasal passages moist. These products can be purchased over-the-counter or made at home. (To make the saline solution at home: mix 1 teaspoon of salt into 1 quart of tap water. Boil water for 20 minutes, cool until lukewarm.) Add a humidifier to your furnace or run a humidifier in your bedroom at night to add moisture to the air. Avoid blowing your nose too forcefully. Sneeze through an open mouth. Always sneeze into tissue or into the bend of your arm. Avoid putting anything solid into your nose, including fingers. See your doctor if your nasal allergy symptoms are not easily controlled with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Make sure you closely follow the directions when using over-the-counter products. Overusing them can cause nosebleeds.