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    Old 03-09-2020, 03:31 PM   #1
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    Unhappy deviated septum and nosebleed?

    I had my first nose bleed and not sure if it's related to my sinus issues- had them for years, but getting worse- post nasal drip, congestion and cough in winter. I've mainly used saline irrigation- stopped a month ago but do use the saline spray(when needed but didn't for a month before the nose bleed) and rarely use decongestants (only 3 days and every 3 months, if that) or steroid sprays(haven't used since last year and not often- 1-2 weeks at most as I feared a nose bleed or more). I was just sitting and my nose bled, never had one except maybe a bit of blood when blowing nose when sick so it was scary. It stopped after afew mins. of pinching my nose but worried i'll get another. Am using saline spray, nasal gel and antibiotic cream for a week in the nose that bled- seems from the very front of my nose and not sore at all. I hope it's because my nose is dry and have been blowing my nose afew times per day, trying to just wipe when I can, but have rhinorrhea in the past week, as well, which I get every few months, esp. late winter. I am moisturing my nose but what else can I do? Don't really want another nose bleed or go to the dr. with the corvid-19 virus around, and she will probably just say to use the steroid spray and check my nose. Help anyone? abit worried and want to know what else to do- I did go to a specialist who suggested surgery but want to try other things first before going that route as there is a long wait list and don't want surgery yet. Can a ND help and what would they do?
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    Old 03-09-2020, 04:55 PM   #2
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    Re: deviated septum and nosebleed?

    Have you seen an ENT (ear, nose and throat)? My husband had a deviated septum and was always getting nosebleeds. He had surgery 4 years ago - quick in and outpatient - and once he healed he has never had another one.
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    Old 03-09-2020, 05:02 PM   #3
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    Re: deviated septum and nosebleed?

    I suggest you ask your doc for you to try Singulair...it helps sinusitis and seems to be helping mine for the month I've been using it. Spring is around the corner...I shall see how it goes then.
    As well, ask for a nasal swab to see if you do have bacterial overgrowth...specifically staph.

    I get nose bleeds as well...definitely when dry (or a cold) is an issue. I use Aquaphor, and it's so far the best for keeping the membrane moisturised. I also use a sinus rinse every morning...NeilMed squeeze bottle system.

    Hope this helps.

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