My nose exploded

@p1kef1sh (45696)
July 25, 2008 2:05pm CST
I am the proud possessor of a larger than typical nose. Think Gerard Depardieu crossed with an ant eater! Tonight I was sitting here when my nose started to drip blood. Kleenex to the rescue and I now have a tissue plug inserted in my left nostril. I am hoping that all will be well now. Do you get nose bleeds? How do you deal with them?
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@nannacroc (4049)
25 Jul 08
I don't but my middle daughter used to get them a lot, mostly when it was either very hot or very cold. The only way we could deal with them was to let her sit holding tissue with her head forward. This often went on for five minutes or more but never the ten minutes I was advised to wait before taking her to hospital. My mum used to say a nosebleed was a way of keeping your lood pressure down so maybe you were getting stressed.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
I stuffed tissue up my nose and held it at a slight angle for a few minutes and it stopped Nanna. But I have done the head forward thing too in the past. Both work. It's excitement. I know that I am only 48 hours from speaking to my favourite sunday evening person!!
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@nannacroc (4049)
26 Jul 08
Talking to yourself again then? You know it can be seen as slightly odd, talking to yourself Sundays only that is.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
I know but I enjoy it so much despite receiving the pottiest answers to my questions!
• United States
25 Jul 08
I used to get them alot as a kid and my mom would have me sit back on the chair with a tissue and pinch my nose closed tilt my head back and have me put ice over the bridge of it. The cold will stop it give it about 10 to 15 minutes of doing this then try lifting your head upright again and if it's still bleeding continue tilting your head back with the ice on it-it should stop eventually.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
I did something like that only without the ice. It stopped quite quickly than goodness. But thank you for the tip. I shall remember it for next time.
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@littleowl (7157)
25 Jul 08
Hi p1ke fortunatley I don't have to suffer from nosebleeds but when it does happen I hold the bridge of my nose and look up that notmally helps blessings littleowl
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
I used to do that Littleowl, but now I just lift my head back slightly and stuff tissue up there. It seems to work. I'm fine now than you.
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@snowy22315 (100070)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I never get nosebleeds thank goodness. My motherinlaw just had a major one but she is 86. I hope I never do get nosebleeds because I do not think I would enjoy having them at all. I hope yours will be fine and you will not have to continue with kleenex in your nose indefinitely.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
All better now thanks Snowy. Everything seems OK.
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
25 Jul 08
Obviously you aren't going to Dr. Rosekitty..so come to my office and take your clothes off and lie down....
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
I'm there. Oh Dr. Are you sure that's my nose that you are playing with? I've not been lying, but it seems to be growing longer!
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@Rosekitty (19387)
• San Marcos, Texas
25 Jul 08
Don't you just love it when you go in for a minor problem and they make you take your clothes off..lol.. oh Nurse Nova..patient MR P1ke needs his bath now...hee heee..afterwards the Dr and Nurse will need follow ups!Please return tomorrow
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
Oh yes please.......
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
26 Jul 08
I duct tape it shut and breath through my mouth. We Canadians are very inventive with duct tape. ROFL
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
I tried that but the duck didn't like it. Oh! DUCT tape.............
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
I know. It went quackers Goodie.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
26 Jul 08
QOL! That means 'quacking out loud'!
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I used to get nose bleeds because of my blood pressure or having a cold. But now I don't get them very often thankfully..might want to have your blood pressure checked out.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
I had my BP checked not long ago Becky. It's not that. I have thinner than usual skin in my left nostril and a blood vessel pops ocasionally.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Oh,Sorry to hear that. Has it ever happened while you were asleep? My husband gets nose bleeds in his sleep ocassionally. I bet that it is dreadful when you get a cold or sinus infection. When you sneeze good and hard will it trigger a nose bleed?
@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Jul 08
I have had them in my sleep, but not for years. Last time was in an hotel!! But blowing my nose hard can set a bleed off. I'll survive I expect. LOL.
• Canada
25 Jul 08
I don't get noseb bleeds that often, only when I have a bad cold, and I've blown my nose a few too many times. Usually when it starts bleeding it means there's not that much left in there to get rid of, and my cold is almost gone.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
Still not nice though Vanities.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
Wrong button sorry. I meant to say that I have had that happen to me when I have had a cold too. Horrible. Hope that you don't get too many colds.
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@ellie333 (21018)
25 Jul 08
Oh poor Pikey, Hope it stops and you feel better soon. I am lucky in that I have never had a nosebleed ever as far as I can remember. Take it easy and relax for a while eh! Big healing huggles. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
Thank you for the huggles Ellie. They must have worked because I am fine now. X
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@ellie333 (21018)
26 Jul 08
Good, glad to hear it. Ellie :D
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• United States
25 Jul 08
i have rarely had a nose bleed and they weren't much. BUT once a got a nosebleed in the middle of a final exam and it ran heavily covering me in blood. i was shocked and then horrified because i was taking a test that was timed. but the blood wouldn't stop so i went up to the teacher and asked if i could go to the bathroom because i had a bloody nose. she looked at me and said yes. ( i was afraid she might think it was a plan to cheat on the test.) so i went to the girls room and washed myself and held a towel to my nose til it got better. i went to finish the test but time was soon up and my test was incomplete. :( i don't remember what i got on the test. i don't remember it hurting me. but of all times. i never had a nose bleed like that again.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
Yikes. That sounds like a horror movie!! I'm glad that it was sorted.
• United States
26 Jul 08
it was a horror show, but i'm very good now thanks.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I don't get nose bleeds thank goodness. The only time my nose bleeds is when it's dry inside but only a few drops.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
I hope that it stays that way for you Seabeauty.
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• United States
26 Jul 08
I've never had a bad nosebleed, but my Mom has. Hers can last 20 to 30 minutes, making the entire house smell like blood! She got white as a ghost last time and felt faint. She was told to start using Ocean nasal spray (OTC) daily to help keep her nasal passages from drying out. The ENT was going to cauterize her nose, but he said he saw too many places needing cauterzed. He told her that when she gets one, make a roll out of gauze, soak it with Afrin Nasal Spray and insert it into the nostril. He said he didn't normally recommend Afrin, but that it would stop the nose bleed. It works. Using the Ocean keeps them at bay most of the time, too. Hope yo feel better!
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
Your poor mom. I am no where like that thank goodness. I hope that method helps her.
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@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Jul 08
i cant remember when the last time i had nose bleed..but my son always had when he was still a kid..what i do was i let him sat and with head inclined up and i hold his nose for a minute or so..then after that i let him wash his face on cold water..and thats it..gone!!im not using any cotton or a tissue or whatever to just put inside his nostrils...but i used it only for the mess...its what the doctor had instructed me to do so when that happens to my child..and if it still bleed after the initial first aid then i had to rush him to the hospital..but luckily it never reached to that extent..ever..
@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
I haven't tried that remedy. Still not nice when you have to do that though Vanities. Very worrying I should think.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
25 Jul 08
I nicknamed my first wife "Coati" because her nose reminded me of a coatimundi (picture at http://www.juliesjungle.com/coati.php )
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
Dark lines round the eyes, long nose. "Cuddle me please" look. That's me to a T!
@heartonfire (4128)
• Denmark
25 Jul 08
Ha ha..sounded funny the way you described your nose.. I only bleeded like once or twice in my life,by the nose I mean... and it wasn't a bad bleeding, it wasn't dripping out or something.. But I do know people who bleed sometimes,my cousin used to have that problem when we were little,I don't know the exact cause but I know that you should lay down, and keep the ..err was it left or right arm(?) up and keep your head on the back as much as possible,so the nose is up in the air:)) and use tissue if necessary.. it should pass in a few minutes...
@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Jul 08
It's fine now thank you. The bleeding has stopped and I feel normal.
@roanne05 (1290)
• Oman
26 Jul 08
yes, it happened to me when i was little. my mom just put kleenex. she said is because of the weather. it is summer that time.good thing it only happened once.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
I think that the air pressure does have something to do with it Roanne. Thank you.
@roanne05 (1290)
• Oman
26 Jul 08
i guess so too...just be careful with the weather.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
I try to. But there's a lot of it about. LOL.
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
4 Aug 08
I don't get nose bleeds. Did you know that if your nose runs and your feet smell, then that means you were built upside down. It's true.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
4 Aug 08
LOL. I do know that if your nose goes on strike you should picket!!
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@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
LOL. Good one. Mind if I use it?
@msedge (4012)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I did sometimes before.I laid down and put ice bag on my forehead.Stay for awhile until the bleeding stops.Thats all i always did but lately i never nose bleeding anymore.My daughter does sometimes and i did the same as mine.Let her laid down and have cold compress.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
4 Aug 08
Thank you for that advice. It's very helpful.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Your welcome!
@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
26 Jul 08
You got it wrong, remenber the Lord created the Fart, and placed a smell on it, so deaf peolple could enjoy it too; so got double gifted.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
So why did he invent the bleed? So that I could taste blood as well as vampires? LOL.
@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
28 Jul 08
!I'm sorry but you got the long nose, and got the two gifts¡ So you got to enjoy it, now don't go around sucking blood to do it.
@pumpkinjam (7566)
• United Kingdom
26 Jul 08
I am prone to nosebleeds. I have a tiny weeny little nose. I don't know whether a big or small nose is worse. Small noses get blocked easier but, I assume, big noses hold more and, therefore, more comes out at a time. As I am fairly used to having nose bleeds, I tend to treat them the same way I would a runny nose. I have been known to do what you have done when the bleed seems to be going on forever. There is very little one can do about such a simple ailment. Sit still, let it come out and don't get blood everywhere. It doesn't matter too much whether you put your head up or down or sideways. It may be possible to choke if you put your head up but, as you are a grown up, you're not likely to because you'll put your head down again.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Jul 08
The good news is that it has cleared up now Pumpkin. The main problem, apart from a head full of blood, is the need to wash your clothes when they sneak up on you unexpected.
• United Kingdom
26 Jul 08
I'm glad it has passed. Cleaning clothes is always a problem. My mum always used salt water to get blood out of things. You can get all sorts of stain removey things nowadays but salt is cheaper and probably better than all of them. I have a slight advantage that my favourite colour is purple and, while wearing dark shades, it doesn't tend to be so noticeable if it hasn't come out.