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: Nosebleeds: Causes & Cures
: faith April 22, 2006, 04:58:46 AM
My little angel who is 3 , had fallen and hit his nose,  and since then he has had quite a few bloody noses that start if he bumps it and it even started in his sleep a few times. Can anyone tell me anything useful? he seems to lose a lot of blood each time! He is so sweet and Im also not sure if he could stand anyone going up his nose at the dr.'s office!
yasmine
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: Julie G April 22, 2006, 07:38:55 AM
My friends little boy, (actually he was 3 at the time also) had a similar problem.  He fell and hit his nose very hard.  After checking to make sure nothing was broken she concluded that he must have a slight tear in his nasal passage.  She avoided garlic of any sort, (since it thins the blood) and just treated the reoccurring nosebleeds as they came on, (I believe just with pressure).  I remember her saying it was trying...but eventually the nosebleeds tapered off and he's not had any nosebleeds for months.  Maybe someone else has more treatment options.
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: mrsroeser April 22, 2006, 08:08:46 AM
HI... I had so many nose bleeds as a child...Saturated pillows in the morning, etc.. etc..  I finally went to the dr when I was a young teenager because I had a steady flow of blood coming from my nose for what seemed to be at least a half hour... They cauterized the blood vessels by sticking a silver nitrate swab up my nose... It burned like crazy!!  But only for a very short time... I never had another nose bleed after that.. Until then... I used to put ice on the back of my neck and lean forward to stop the bleeding... That way I wouldn't swallow any of it.. That worked in most cases...
anyway.. if they get real bad I would just skip all the mess and have the silver nitrate thing done... its super fast and simple and it takes care of the problem.. he'll cry for sure... but he'll be over it by the time you leave the dr office.
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: petrimama May 03, 2006, 03:08:00 AM
Another herb I don't know the details of....
I just read that shepherd's purse should help if applied topically.      ~L
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: ecajean May 08, 2006, 08:12:31 AM
My son also had a bunch of bloody noses when he turned three. Never fell or anything and after a while they stopped happening. The doc said something about the weather turning and the air drier. But I'd ask at his next appt.
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: mexmarr August 23, 2006, 11:07:04 AM
I my daughter has started getting bloody noses.  Sometimes it is so much blood.  I'd like advice on two things.  First, what should I do to help stop the bleeding, and second, what could be some possible causes and preventions. 

I should mention that I talked to my MIL and bloody noses seem to run in their family....
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: Bethany August 23, 2006, 12:40:51 PM
Prevention: I've heard increasing vit. C helps.
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: mexmarr August 23, 2006, 02:34:03 PM
Prevention: I've heard increasing vit. C helps.

hmmm... she takes some everyday.
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: MomOf6Girls August 23, 2006, 03:42:28 PM
Our family uses Melaleuca supplements and products and I have a close friend who has had daily nose bleeds since she was two weeks old.  Since she started taking the Melaleuca vitamins she has had only a few.  I was with her when she had her last one.   We were on a trip together and she had forgotten to pack her vitamins.  I can give you her email address if you'd like to talk to her. 

Melaleuca's multi-vitamin is patented.  (They are a registered pharmaceutical company - Subject to inspection by the FDA.)  The patent is on the delivery system that allows your body to absorb up to 90% of the minerals and vitamins.  They have really made a difference in our health and our body's ability to fight off the yucky stuff.  In our family of 8, we had only 3 sick days all winter long, and that was only 3 of the kids.  (The children's vitamins are also patented.)  Anyway, I hope this helps in some way.

God bless!
Rhonda
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: ginimom3 January 30, 2007, 05:20:30 AM
My father has had a nosebleed for about an hour and it won't stop does anyone have any suggestions to stop the bleeding so he doesn't have to go to the hospital.

thanks
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: ShabbyChic January 30, 2007, 05:23:47 AM
Yes, pinch as hard as you can where the cartilage meets the bone.  You may have to pinch for many, many minutes.  Do not ease up for one second.  Hold his head FORWARD and not backward. 

DO not blow his nose hard or stick anything in it for 24 hours.  Tomorrow (and every day after) put a little vaseline or neosporin in it to keep it from getting dried out.  (Be careful not to poke inside his nose.)  Using a humidifier will also help.  And drinking lots of water. 

I used to get nosebleeds every day; I understand.  I know it looks like a lot of blood, but he's probably fine.  All they'll do at the doc is pack his nose, or cauterize it, which never helped me.  As soon as you take the pack out, it pulls the scab off an starts bleeding again.  Just hold his head forward so he doesn't swallow blood and it irritate his belly.
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: Mama Sita January 30, 2007, 05:35:27 AM
Cayenne is great for stopping bleeding. I would maybe mix a little with coconut oil or something like that to be able to apply it inside the nose. Or maybe just dampen a Q-tip and apply. Be careful, though...mucous membranes inside the nose are tender and you wouldn't want to disturb any clotting already taking place, making things worse.

A cold ice pack to the nose would also help to constrict blood vessels and slow the bleeding down.

HTH
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: herbalmom January 30, 2007, 05:36:02 AM
I second what Shabby Chic said & want to add that if you have any cayenne have him take some. 2 capsules if you have them, otherwise about 1/2 - 1 teas in some water or mixed w/some honey. Even grocery store type will help some & if you don't have anything else he could even drink Tabasco (red) in water but the cayenne that is sold at the HFS is a better choice because its stronger & better quality than what the grocery store carries. Cayenne helps stop bleeding & does so quickly. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
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: Sunshine06 January 30, 2007, 05:41:37 AM
Hi. I hope your father's nosebleed has stopped by now, but for future reference, these are a few things that I have done. Wet papertowel in cold water and hold under nose (cold helps slow blood flow and the wet keeps it from sticking to the blood clot and pulling it out once the bleeding slows). Hold a piece of ice against the bridge of nose (on side that's bleeding) while applying pressure (once again, cold slows blood flow). Like shabbychic said - don't tip head back and don't blow nose or use anything rough in it.

I used to get nosebleeds regularly and some were quite bad (gushing from both sides of nose for an hour...yea, wasn't pretty). I read somewhere that umeboshi plums help, so I have umeboshi paste in the fridge to take semi-regularly and moreso when I'm getting nosebleeds.

I also read somewhere on here that cayenne pepper helps slow blood flow if you have a wound that you can't stop. I haven't tried it, but they recommend taking the powder with some juice.

HTH :)

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: ShabbyChic January 30, 2007, 06:10:32 AM
Hey where do you get those plums from?  Do you make the paste from fresh plums?  How long does it last?  Okay, spiil it!  Give us the scoop!
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: BJ_BOBBI_JO January 30, 2007, 06:11:22 AM
Here is a link to natural ways of helping stop nose bleeds. By use of herbs and techniques.


http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_noseb.htm
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: herbalmom January 30, 2007, 06:35:53 AM
Hey where do you get those plums from?  Do you make the paste from fresh plums?  How long does it last?  Okay, spiil it!  Give us the scoop!

It's a special type of plum that doesn't grow in the US. You can get the preserved plums & the paste at the HFS w/the microbiotic foods. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
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: ginimom3 January 30, 2007, 09:18:12 AM
Thank you everyone for your suggestions we tried cayenne tea and put ice on the nose along with a yarrow and black walnut hull poutice and all the bleeding stopped.  No trip to the emergency room.  I appreciate the quick response ya'll gave . 

Thanks again
Ginimom
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: herbalmom January 30, 2007, 10:05:40 AM
Thank you everyone for your suggestions we tried cayenne tea and put ice on the nose along with a yarrow and black walnut hull poutice and all the bleeding stopped.  No trip to the emergency room.  I appreciate the quick response ya'll gave . 

Thanks again
Ginimom

Your welcome. If this is a regular thing you might want to keep cayenne capsules around to take right at the beginning of a nose bleed. If you take them at the beginning 2 capsules should stop it quickly. Work on the underlying cause, of course, but keep them around. We always keep cayenne on hand because of how well it works for bleeding & shock. We even keep it in the car's first aid kit. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom 
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: Sunshine06 January 30, 2007, 10:17:45 AM
Hey where do you get those plums from?  Do you make the paste from fresh plums?  How long does it last?  Okay, spiil it!  Give us the scoop!

Oh I'm sorry - I didn't see your question. Like Shabbychic said, you can get whole plums or paste in the HFS. They're preserved somehow with salt so they keep for quite a long time in the fridge. I've kept them for probably a year before finishing a package (although according to Wikipedia says they keep this way for decades!  :o). They have multiple health benefits, most of which I can't remember off the top of my head. :) You can take them straight or mix them into other foods (like humus) in small quantities b/c the flavor is so strong. HTH :)
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: SC January 30, 2007, 10:41:07 AM
PLANTAIN!
It is a styptic. I've seen plantain stop a gushing mouth bleed in less than 3 minutes, along with the pain. We're talking running down the child, over dh's arm and onto the floor bleeding. Just crush the leaves and apply to the area and it will stop.

IMO Once you've got the bleeding stopped, I would consider having the vein cauterized. If a bleed gets going freely enough and during the night, it is possible to bleed to death from a nosebleed. I know of someone who used to wake up to soaked pillows & such, becoming anemic from the frequent bleeding. Cauterization can help prevent a life-threatening situation. I've watched the process and in the case I observed, there was no need to pack the nose because the procedure sealed the area. It didn't need dressing, just instructions not to put anything in the nose. If it's still bleeding, the Dr didn't cauterize the right thing.
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: Pennie March 05, 2007, 03:57:27 AM
I have a daughter that has had four nosebleeds in two days.  She has never had one b/f.  This is her first time to ever be sick and she has had a fever, it left now it's back.  She also has a cold.  I was going to give her some emergen-c but saw that can make bleeding worse.  Would that affect a nosebleed ya think? And would a cayenne capsule be good? but only if it starts to bleed again?  I don't' know why it even started.  Someone said she is probably dry.  I know my dad and nephew do this. She is four though and never done this b/f.  Man, if it lasted an hour I think I would be hysterical.  I can do vomit, diarrhea, no big deal but lost of blood, well, that I don't do well.  Where is the passing out smiley?   :D
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: healthybratt March 05, 2007, 04:50:46 AM
I have a daughter that has had four nosebleeds in two days.  She has never had one b/f.  This is her first time to ever be sick and she has had a fever, it left now it's back.  She also has a cold.  I was going to give her some emergen-c but saw that can make bleeding worse.  Would that affect a nosebleed ya think? And would a cayenne capsule be good? but only if it starts to bleed again?  I don't' know why it even started.  Someone said she is probably dry.  I know my dad and nephew do this. She is four though and never done this b/f.  Man, if it lasted an hour I think I would be hysterical.  I can do vomit, diarrhea, no big deal but lost of blood, well, that I don't do well.  Where is the passing out smiley?   :D
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: Whiterock March 05, 2007, 05:22:14 AM
I don't know if this will help anyone but when my ds was small, he started getting bad nosebleeds. We took him to the doctor and he asked if ds drank Kool-Aid. We said, "Everyday." He told us there's something in it blocks the absorption of iron and to cut out the Kool-Aid for a while to see if that helped. We did and the nosebleeds stopped.

WR
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: linemansgirl March 05, 2007, 06:51:05 AM

IMO Once you've got the bleeding stopped, I would consider having the vein cauterized. If a bleed gets going freely enough and during the night, it is possible to bleed to death from a nosebleed. I know of someone who used to wake up to soaked pillows & such, becoming anemic from the frequent bleeding. Cauterization can help prevent a life-threatening situation. I've watched the process and in the case I observed, there was no need to pack the nose because the procedure sealed the area. It didn't need dressing, just instructions not to put anything in the nose. If it's still bleeding, the Dr didn't cauterize the right thing.

My MIL had to have this done.  For several weeks just out of the blue she had severe nose bleeds.  The last nose bleed happened when she was driving alone.  She pulled over & went in to the nearest place that she could find.  She ended up being taken to the hospital in an ambulance.  Yes, it was THAT bad.  The doctor cauterized it & it took care of the problem.
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: jenala May 25, 2007, 12:33:38 PM
I get unexpected (I guess most are unexpected) bloody noses.  Usually after rubbing my nose, or blowing it.  I've always thought it was from the warm, dry weather, since it usually was bad in mid summer.  But it's only May, and I live in Idaho.  :)  There is still a chance of frost/snow here - not likely, but it's  a common joke around here. 

Does anyone have suggestions on keeping bloody noses from coming? 
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: mauimom May 25, 2007, 12:44:33 PM
My SILs son was having nose bleeds, turns out he was deficient in calcium even though he was taking calcium daily.  His body was not able to absorb it.  She started giving him Dr. Christopher's Herbal Calcium and no more noses bleeds.
HTH
mauimom
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: jenala May 29, 2007, 06:36:38 PM
I too have struggled with nose bleeds off and on over the past 3-4 years.  One piece of advice I was recently given, that has proved helpful, is to not put ice or ice packs on the nose, but on the back of the neck.  That way your blood is cold before it even reaches the nose so it coterizes more quickly. 
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: HeyMom May 30, 2007, 02:18:22 AM
My SILs son was having nose bleeds, turns out he was deficient in calcium even though he was taking calcium daily.  His body was not able to absorb it.  She started giving him Dr. Christopher's Herbal Calcium and no more noses bleeds.
HTH
mauimom

my dh was experiencing probs with his body absorbing calcium - put him on vitamin D and that has helped as it aids with calcium absorption.  If you body is deficient in D you can't absorb the calcium.  also confirmed that when reading the how to herb book - very interesting stuff.  dh hasn't had a nosebleed in quite a while.
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: visionarymom July 26, 2007, 04:09:36 PM
My 6 year old has been having severe nosebleed for about 4 years, since getting bashed across the nose in the church nursery! She had her nose cauterized on both sides about 18 months ago, and they stopped briefly. Now they are back with a vengeance. The strangest thing is that if she's bleeding, it seems there is always a blood clot that needs to be blown out. Once that's gone, the bleeding stops in a few moments!  ??? I know you're not supposed to blow your nose during a nosebleed, but that's the only thing that gets these (sometimes) huge clots out! She can always tell she's going to have a nosebleed before it starts, because she gets all stuffy.

The weather/dryness has nothing to do with it. Neither does touching the nose. A few of them started while sitting perfectly still during a church service! She's already taking an herbal mineral supplement on a fairly regular basis, along with a daily multivitamin. We also use shepherds purse during and after the nosebleed, which helps some. DH won't give her cayenne tea, and she can't swallow capsules yet.

The dr. that cauterized her nose didn't see much to cause suspicion, but did it anyway. When I questioned the possibility of a bone fragment causing the problem, he completely dismissed the idea, saying it's not possible. But I'm wondering now why it seemed to work for a short while, maybe a year, and now she's having them again! Any other ideas? Thanks in advance.

Visionarymom
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: visionarymom July 27, 2007, 07:09:12 AM
bump!
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: visionarymom July 27, 2007, 04:46:18 PM
Bump!...Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
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: just jane July 28, 2007, 12:49:00 AM
Hi I don't have a lot of time this morn but i knew i needed to answer you.  My dd  and ds have had nosebleeds all their lives..   Huniddity helps some at first i didn't think it was a factor but then it was a small factor.  Get a humidistat to measure your humidity.  The BIG thing that HELPED was giving them alfalfa tablets (they chewed the Shaklee alfalfa from the time they were 2 on) and now I give them chlorellla instead.   The miracle behind this is they are both FULL of vitamin K which helps blood to clot!!   They still have occasional nosebleeds but it does help.  I know that because THEY go and get pills if they are having nosebleeds!!   Best Wishes!   If your dd is young you could try liquid chlorophyll too.   justjane
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: herbalmom July 28, 2007, 06:56:59 AM
Cayenne can also be given mixed with honey. That's what I used when my kids were younger. I never measure- since it was always when I needed it NOW I would just dump some honey in a cup, mix in some cayenne & quickly feed 1/2-1 spoonful to the child followed by a glass of water. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
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: visionarymom July 30, 2007, 04:04:38 PM
Hi I don't have a lot of time this morn but i knew i needed to answer you.  My dd  and ds have had nosebleeds all their lives..   Huniddity helps some at first i didn't think it was a factor but then it was a small factor.  Get a humidistat to measure your humidity.  The BIG thing that HELPED was giving them alfalfa tablets (they chewed the Shaklee alfalfa from the time they were 2 on) and now I give them chlorellla instead.   The miracle behind this is they are both FULL of vitamin K which helps blood to clot!!   They still have occasional nosebleeds but it does help.  I know that because THEY go and get pills if they are having nosebleeds!!   Best Wishes!   If your dd is young you could try liquid chlorophyll too.   justjane

Thanks for the response. Humidity has nothing to do with it in our case. It can be dead of winter or sticky summer day, and she bleeds either way. We also already have a humidistat/Aprilaire.

She also takes alfalfa in her liquid mineral supplement, along with bilberry, and shavegrass, both of which help with clotting/contain vit.k.

And like I said, she gets a large clot FIRST, and then bleeds till the clot is removed. Not the other way around. I guess I'm wondering if something more serious could be an issue, because this process seems backwards.

Any experience with that???

Visionarymom
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: just jane July 31, 2007, 12:56:42 AM
Actually, my sister told me you blow the clot out and then stop the nosebleed. In my ds that seemed to work.  Go figure!  From what I have read it is rare to have a serious problem with the nosebleeds.  Now if it is occuring all the time sometimes people go in to a ENT to have their nose blood vessels cauterized.  My brother had this done.  Times have probably changed since then but they did not even put him to sleep!!!  Talk about STRESS! OWEEEE!  Did you try liquid chlorophyll?   For my children I gave them alfalfa untill this year I tried chlorella because the chlorophyll content is higher.   The more chloro you get into her the better.        just me
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: visionarymom August 02, 2007, 05:27:44 AM
Thanks Jane,

I've never heard of anyone else having the same experience of blowing out the clot, and then stopping the bleeding. It still doesn't make sense to me, but I feel a little better knowing someone else noticed this as well.  :-\

visionarymom
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: panmamma September 02, 2007, 04:44:52 PM
i am so glad i looked this up....ds3, who is 3yr old, hand another nose bleed today. the only one of my 3boys who does this........but I noticed it happens more when he sleeps in our room where the a/c is cooler. would it be the air is too dry with the a/c on? he is one for rubbing his nose alot and pickin' boogers....LOL!!! though his nosebleeds only happen at night or waking up.
as to the blood clots.......i have noticed that too....actually that's why i came to check here, he had a pretty good sized one (in my opinion) come out and his nosebleed seems to be better.
my boys aren't on any vitamins, though i was thinking about it, should he get some calcium or iron pills then? his daddy seems to be more worried than me!
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: Wing September 02, 2007, 07:45:43 PM
I haven't actually tried this yet, but I have been told to put olive oil on a q-tip and swab it around the inside of the nostrils, which is supposed to lubricate and strengthen the vessels to keep them from bursting.
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: CountyCork September 21, 2008, 04:43:35 PM
Hey.  My husband gets a nose bleed about once a week.  Any season, any humidity.  He does not have sinus problems, food allergies, or frequent colds.  We live in Minnesota.  We are pretty healthy people.

Any brilliant ideas of the root cause, and a root cure?  They clear up within a few minutes usually, so I don't need info on how to stop, just how to prevent.

Thanks!

Ok, now I just asked him and he said it is only in one nostril, never the other, and his nose is slightly crooked.  But they did not start until around college time (early 20s) and he's 43 now.
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: SarahK September 22, 2008, 03:09:45 AM
Any blood pressure problems at any time?
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: miff aka Missi September 22, 2008, 03:31:09 AM
Hey.  My husband gets a nose bleed about once a week.  Any season, any humidity.  He does not have sinus problems, food allergies, or frequent colds.  We live in Minnesota.  We are pretty healthy people.

Any brilliant ideas of the root cause, and a root cure?  They clear up within a few minutes usually, so I don't need info on how to stop, just how to prevent.

Thanks!

Ok, now I just asked him and he said it is only in one nostril, never the other, and his nose is slightly crooked.  But they did not start until around college time (early 20s) and he's 43 now.
My husband use to have nose bleeds quite often.  He thought they were bothersome enough to get his nose cauterized.  He's actually had that done at least twice.  No problems for about 12 years.

My daughter was having nose bleeds 3-4 times a week when she was just 4 years old.  We had her nose cauterized too.  It was explained to me at that point that some times the blood vessels in the nose are too close to the surface and that the slightest little thing will break them open and that can be what causes the nose bleeds.  She's had some since then (4 years ago), but not several times a week. 

I don't really know anything about the cons of cauterization.  Whatever they are, we haven't experienced any of them. 

Missi
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: CountyCork September 22, 2008, 03:51:05 AM
Any blood pressure problems at any time?

Sarah - His BP is around the upper 120s over the low 80s, so it's not ideal but not real high.  He's thin, fit, triathlete, good diet, the whole she-bang. Do those BP numbers signify anything to you?
We tried lowering it with garlic, cayenne, and going off coffee for a time.  Nothing made a difference.
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: SarahK September 22, 2008, 04:07:01 AM
Any blood pressure problems at any time?

Sarah - His BP is around the upper 120s over the low 80s, so it's not ideal but not real high.  He's thin, fit, triathlete, good diet, the whole she-bang. Do those BP numbers signify anything to you?
We tried lowering it with garlic, cayenne, and going off coffee for a time.  Nothing made a difference.

Hmm...  No, that really shouldn't be high enough to bust a schnoz normally.  But it's my only hunch at this point. 

I guess, if it was me, I would keep it in mind and then also watch 'when' it happens.  If it is when his BP may be elevated above resting rates and only then, I would but it back on the list of 'prime suspects'.

Sarah K
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: CountyCork September 22, 2008, 06:47:04 AM
Thanks for your good wisdom.  I would say that he generally gets them when laying down, usually in the evening.  I've seen it happen when he gets up from being down - on the floor with kids, etc.  So maybe it is the "sudden change" in BP that triggers it? 
We'll start paying close attention.  Thankfully he can stop the bleeding very quickly, usually within a couple minutes, and it's never enough to cause alarm.  They are just pesky.  KWIM?
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: healthybratt September 23, 2008, 03:58:05 AM
Thanks for your good wisdom.  I would say that he generally gets them when laying down, usually in the evening.  I've seen it happen when he gets up from being down - on the floor with kids, etc.  So maybe it is the "sudden change" in BP that triggers it? 
We'll start paying close attention.  Thankfully he can stop the bleeding very quickly, usually within a couple minutes, and it's never enough to cause alarm.  They are just pesky.  KWIM?
I was just thinking maybe the blood vessels are weak like in varicose veins??  I've not heard of this, but I wonder if taking something like butcher's broom or some other vessel strengthening herb would help?
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: anb September 23, 2008, 04:19:49 AM
I have had trouble with nosebleeds since I was born (I'm 31).  My father had the same problem and eventually had to have his nose cauterized.  I would wake up in the mornings covered in blood (scared my Mom a bit...) and was always that kid in the back of the room trying to get her nose to calm down enough to learn.  As an adult, I've found that as my immune system is stronger, I have less nosebleeds.  And when I do have one, it's usually the first warning sign of a cold or virus that I may not be able to shake. 

Just recently, a friend told me that her son experiences nosebleeds, too.  Their doctor told her that her son has a superfluous vein in his nose; it's basically too close to the surface and will bleed at the slightest bump or provocation.  His nosebleeds seem to usually be on the same side, as do mine.  I think this may be my issue as well.  It might be worth checking into for some of the folks who have posted that their kids/selves/DH are having recurring nosebleeds. 

The best way to stop a nosebleed that I use is a technique my aunt taught me ages ago.  Using a brown paper bag, index card, or other stiff paper, tear off a piece about one inch by two inches.  Fold it up into a little strip about 1 inch across and 1/4-1/2 inch wide, which should now be very stiff, but bendable at the same time.  Place this inside the mouth, along the upper lip, where that little piece of skin is attached from your gums to your lip (I'm pointing, but you can't see me. Is this clear as mud?).  There must be a pressure point there, because I've NEVER had a nosebleed that didn't respond.  It's so effective, I carry an index card with me when I travel, and my DH knows how big of a piece to tear off now.  I've never found pinching the bridge of my nose to do a thing, and leaning forward or back have the same result: blood down my throat.  I spent half my life with Vaseline up my nose at night.  I usually bled through it.  However, blowing the clot out (um, eew!) right off the bat is pretty effective.  I usually follow that with the paper in the lip trick. 

Best of luck to everyone dealing with this.  It's no fun at all being the one with the nosebleed, but has to be scary watching your kids bleed profusely!
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: WithLoveAndJoy September 23, 2008, 01:50:49 PM
CNB, thanks for posting, I have been having recurrent nosebleeds about once a week since the end of my last miscarriage.  It started with a bad cold 2 weeks after the miscarriage, and has tapered off to about once or twice a week.

It has been so annoying I decided to talk to my doctor, and he did some blood work today.  We'll see what comes of that.  But it is comforting to see that so many people have this problem and it isn't from some major health problem.
: Re: Nosebleeds: Causes & Cures
: doriece January 30, 2018, 04:38:59 AM
I have a few kids that tend to have nosebleeds so I read about a lack of zinc being the cause. I also had them as a child so they
can be very annoying & long-lasting. I give them a zinc supplement with food.