The following tips may reduce your risk
for developing nosebleeds.
Use saltwater (saline) nose drops or a
Avoid forceful nose-blowing.
Do not pick your
nose or put your finger in your nose to remove crusts.
lifting or straining after a nosebleed.
Elevate your head on one or
two pillows while sleeping.
Apply a light coating of a moisturizing
ointment, such as Vaseline, to the inside of your nose.
use of aspirin, warfarin (such as Coumadin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), clopidogrel (Plavix), and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, may be used
to relieve pain.
Humidify your home, especially the bedrooms.
Low humidity is a common cause of nosebleeds.
Keep the heat low
[60�F (16�C) to
64�F (18�C)] in sleeping areas.
Cooler air does not dry out the nasal passages.
Breathe moist air,
such as from a shower, for a while if your nose becomes very dry. Then put a
little moisturizing ointment, such as Vaseline, inside your nostrils to help
prevent bleeding. But do not put anything inside your nose if your nose is
bleeding. Occasional use of
saline nasal sprays may also help keep nasal tissue
Prevent nosebleeds in children
Keep your child's fingernails trimmed, and
Caution children not to put any object in
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 22, 2011
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