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Nosebleeds---AAAAGH!

Posted by Michele on February 11, 1999 at 15:10:24:

My strong allergies I suspect are the culprit for my daily nosebleeds. Aside from doing skilled relaxation, and using nasal saline and/or vaseline up the nostril, is there any other fix for this? It's only on my right side and I really don't want to have it cauterized.

Thanks!


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blood clotting problems?

Posted by Karel on February 11, 1999 at 18:28:45:

In Reply to: Nosebleeds---AAAAGH! posted by Michele on February 11, 1999 at 15:10:24:

One of the many reasons could be blood clotting problems. There may be a possible deficiency of Vitamin K.
Capsella bursa pastoris is the Latin name for a herb used in case of nose bleeding here in Europe, - in some nations in the past. (I don't know the English name for it).
I also read that in India, they put a few drops of onion into their noses in case of bleeding.
Karel




Re: Nosebleeds---AAAAGH! (HERE'S HOW!)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 12, 1999 at 10:29:10:

In Reply to: Nosebleeds---AAAAGH! posted by Michele on February 11, 1999 at 15:10:24:

Hi, Michele.

Thanks for your question since it gives me a chance to exercise one of my pet peeves!

When you resolve this I hope you wil share your experiences with the BB so others are no longer victimized by the rampant misinformation put out by the medical monopoly about this. The only reason for this consistant misinformation, that I can come up with, is that there is lots of money to be made "treating" the panic that occrues from the public believing they are helpless before this occurance.

First, this remedy does not absolve you from continuing to deal with the causes of the problem. All it does is make the problem not be so bothersome.

At the first sign of a nosebleed, simply hold that nostril closed with a finger and slightly lean the head forward. The blood is trapped at the site of the bleeding and clots to stop it. This usually takes about 3-5 minutes (sometimes much less). THEN, gently release the finger & if there is no more leakage this problem is over. DO NOT BLOW THAT SIDE OF YOUR NOSE FOR A FEW MINUTES.

If you are busy and don't want to take the time to hold the nostril closed, just take a tissue & stuff it up that side till it holds itself in place. In a few minutes you will be able to take it out and that episode will be over with.

No mess, NO bleeding down your throat to make you nauseated, no spitting up blood, etc. Not even any interruption of your daily routine-----unless you are in public and are embarassed by a tissue sticking out of your nostril (grin).

Forget the ice, pressure on the bridge of the nose, leaning your head back so the blood will not run out the front, etc.!

Some docs even recommend rushing to the ER for packing the nose. If you ever had THAT done, you would want to find ANY other way.

Once you see how simple it is to manage this, you should ask the obvious question my book is designed to elicit: "Why did not MY doctor tell me that?"

Walt



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Re: Nosebleeds---AAAAGH!

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 12, 1999 at 15:27:57:

In Reply to: Nosebleeds---AAAAGH! posted by Michele on February 11, 1999 at 15:10:24:

Michele,

If you supplement with Vitamin A you might want to stop it for a while and see if the nosebleeds stop.

Bob



Re: Nosebleeds---AAAAGH! (HERE'S HOW!) Repost

Posted by Michele on February 13, 1999 at 14:31:03:

In Reply to: Re: Nosebleeds---AAAAGH! (HERE'S HOW!) posted by Walt Stoll on February 12, 1999 at 10:29:10:

Guess my note yesterday didn't make it to the board. I actually do know to tip my head forward instead of backwards! I've been doing it for years. I don't think I learned it from a Dr., though, but on my own. I tell all my friends when they have nosebleeds to tip forward and they look at me as if I'm from another planet. I don't understand this. Why would you want blood from your nose dripping down your throat causing you to gag? Yuck. Anyhow, thanks for your post. Dr. Bob, I don't supplement with Vit. A, but thanks for the suggestion! Is there any PREVENTATIVE treatment for this other than SR, saline and/or Vaseline? I work at a coffee shop and can't have my nose start dripping anymore! Thank you very, very much.


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Preventative Treatment

Posted by Michele on February 15, 1999 at 13:09:32:

In Reply to: Re: Nosebleeds---AAAAGH! (HERE'S HOW!) Repost posted by Michele on February 13, 1999 at 14:31:03:

Just wondering if anyone has had the chance to read my post above. I maybe shouldn't have put "Repost" in the heading as people might think it's something they have already read. If anyone knows of any preventative care I'd be so greatful. Had a nosebleed at a fancy restaurant on Valentine's Day. EMBARRASSING! Thanks, everyone.


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Re: Preventative Treatment

Posted by Helen David on February 15, 1999 at 14:15:32:

In Reply to: Preventative Treatment posted by Michele on February 15, 1999 at 13:09:32:

Michele,

I don't have any medical advice or physical ways to stop nosebleeds, but I wonder if you have ever considered the body-mind connection concerning bleeding. The nose represents self-recognition and nose bleeds may represent a feeling of being unrecognized and unloved, crying for love perhaps feeling overlooked in some area of your life. Just a thought. Also, skilled relaxation would be of great benefit. Good luck finding answers. Helen



Re: Nosebleeds and supplements

Posted by Jen on February 16, 1999 at 07:53:46:

In Reply to: Re: Nosebleeds---AAAAGH! (HERE'S HOW!) Repost posted by Michele on February 13, 1999 at 14:31:03:

Do you have Type O blood? Dr. D'Adamo says O's tend to have less serum clotting factor, making them prone to bleeding problems. He recommends avoiding Vitamin E supplements and supplying Vitamin K in the form of leafy green veggies and chlorophyll supplements. It's also my understanding that fish oil supplements can have a blood-thinning effect, which is desirable for some folks, but a problem for others. Just a thought....


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Re: Nosebleeds and supplements--Thank you Helen and Jen!

Posted by Michele on February 16, 1999 at 14:47:20:

In Reply to: Re: Nosebleeds and supplements posted by Jen on February 16, 1999 at 07:53:46:

As a matter of fact, I think I AM Type O. Thanks for the insights and advice, Jen and Helen. I'll look into both!



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