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How can I prevent nosebleeds?

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  • Keep the inside of your nose moist. Use a cotton swab to gently smear a thin layer petroleum jelly in your nostrils three times a day.
  • Use a saline nasal product. Spraying it in your nostrils helps keep the inside of your nose moist.
  • Use a humidifier. Your nostrils might be dry because the air in your house is dry.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Don’t pick your nose -- and don't blow or rub it too hard, either.
  • Don’t use cold and allergy medications too often. These can dry out your nose.

From: How Can I Stop a Nosebleed? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: “Nosebleeds”

Mayo Clinic: “Nosebleeds: First aid”

Washington University Sinus Institute: “Prevention Tips for Nosebleeds”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 09, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: “Nosebleeds”

Mayo Clinic: “Nosebleeds: First aid”

Washington University Sinus Institute: “Prevention Tips for Nosebleeds”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 09, 2019

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