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Nose Bleeds...Since Forever

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 26, 2012 at 1:36 AM

So all my life as long as I can remember I have received nose bleeds. You could barely tap my noise and I would start bleeding. In the winter if I scratch my noise it starts bleeding.

Anyone have any solutions or ideas why my nose bleeds so easily?

25 Male Caucasian, Paleo has not stoppped them.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on January 28, 2012
at 08:34 AM

Bummer, I hope the vitamin K thing is the answer! I also wonder what might have changed in my diet for it to have stopped. Wishing you the best.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on January 28, 2012
at 03:12 AM

Thanks, I think I am K deficient.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on January 28, 2012
at 03:11 AM

I have a humidifier, run it every night, still get them in winter.

273729a18d2f18903815d2644a4d64de

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on January 26, 2012
at 01:43 PM

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/23/improbable-research-pork-nosebleeds?fb=optOut i wasnt being a jackass :D

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on January 26, 2012
at 05:50 AM

Just go make yourself a coconut oil douche. :D

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 26, 2012
at 03:34 AM

I had nosebleeds a lot when I was younger. I spent a winter in Florida, eating lots of vitamin C-rich fruit, and never had another one.

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on January 26, 2012
at 01:54 PM

I had nose bleeds as a kid so bad that I had to hang over the garbage bag for up to 15 minutes while it gushed out. I had to get my nose Cauterized in order for it to stop. When I was in my 20's, I discovered I had Celiac Disease. Now I'm a paleo nutritionist. While in my nutrition studies, I discovered that these nose bleeds I had as a kid were likely related to a vitamin K deficiency, due to the malabsorption and gut issues I was having. Here's one link, but if you google "celiac nose bleeds" you'll turn up lots of info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21970944 Basically, heal your guts and possibly turn to cauterization to stop it. Bone broth and lots of sauerkraut.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on January 28, 2012
at 03:12 AM

Thanks, I think I am K deficient.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 26, 2012
at 03:30 PM

20+ years of experience with nosebleeds here. I've had nose bleeds that have bested Bounty paper towels! (I measured it once, nearly a pint!)

I've seen a ENT doc and after a look in my nose, he noted that I have extensive vasculature near the surface. He recommended either thermal or chemical cauterization. I never got around to making an appointment for that. At the same time, I consulted with a old pharmacist friend (who in contrast to recent pharmacist graduates, actually knows stuff!). He recommended B Complex with C and Zinc. I tried the vitamins and it worked. A little bit of saline nasal spray when I feel dry helps as well. I still get them on occasion, but it's more in response to allergies and irritants, than day-to-day activies.

I just saw the salt pork remedy for nosebleeds yesterday, pretty crazy, never tried it myself. I doubt I'll have to use that one as I never get severe ones anymore.

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on January 26, 2012
at 02:51 AM

Three tips:

1) Non-acidic vitamin C, such as Ester-C as a supplement has completely cured frequent nosebleeds for a lot of people I know.

2) Using a little coconut oil inside your nose every single day helps the tissues stay healthy and not crack in dry weather.

3) Try being super diligent about allergens, including dust, animal hair, any food sensitivities, and any sort of chemical sensitivities such as colognes, perfumes, detergents, etc. I have a friend who discovered the yellow coloring in food (annatto) caused her lifelong nosebleeds... so sometimes you have to do some serious digging.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 26, 2012
at 03:34 AM

I had nosebleeds a lot when I was younger. I spent a winter in Florida, eating lots of vitamin C-rich fruit, and never had another one.

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on January 26, 2012
at 02:09 AM

Maybe get a humidifier? I used to get tons of bloody noses as a kid, and a humidifier helped a lot. Luckily, I grew out of the problem.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on January 28, 2012
at 08:34 AM

Bummer, I hope the vitamin K thing is the answer! I also wonder what might have changed in my diet for it to have stopped. Wishing you the best.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

(418)

on January 28, 2012
at 03:11 AM

I have a humidifier, run it every night, still get them in winter.

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Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

on January 26, 2012
at 04:23 PM

its probably just one of the many symptoms of scurvey. thirty percent of americans are suffering. start taking vitamin C. you did want a cure right?

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on January 26, 2012
at 02:36 AM

Try Rutin. It helped me when I had nose bleeds.

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on January 26, 2012
at 01:34 PM

My sister had this problem because of the thin blood vessel thing mentioned. Got her nose cauterized years ago. Voila. Problem solved. She doesn't get nose bleeds anymore. (My dad never had this procedure done, and I still sometimes show up at his house to find him with tissues shoved up his nose.)

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on January 26, 2012
at 02:33 AM

Life time of bleeding noses here too, as a kid I had my nose cauterized about 3-4 times to no avail, as a teenager and in early 20's I played rugby and got one every game without fail, my coaches had cotton wool at all times and I would jam it up my nose. When I lived in Colorado, the extremely dry air was hell, but dust mites can't live in such dry places, so zero sneezing was the awesome trade off, I used saline nasal spray to keep the nasal passages moist. Medicinal nasal sprays make me susceptible to getting a bleeder, Going paleo has done diddly squat to rectifying the situation has done nothing for my hayfever, paleo doesn't fix all ailments and issues. As to why your nose bleeds so easily. If you are like me then the skin /nasal membranes are very thin inside your nose, the blood vessels are very close the surface and you are just naturally susceptible to getting nose bleeds especially if your nose dries out, keeping your nose moist is about the only thing that is simple and effective. Worse one I can remember was at the end of a long haul flight and it started and would not stop, I thought Iwas going to bleed out. Keeping a small pack of tissues on hand is always useful too.

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6967518836bd7e2331601a71e937ae0d

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on March 29, 2013
at 12:26 PM

I used to get nosebleeds everyday, then recently I figured out they were caused by chocolate. Any nut/seed causes them, but especially chocolate. Even a bite of it causes one a few hours later. It's such a relief for them to be gone.

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193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

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on January 26, 2012
at 04:44 PM

My parents both get them - I only got them as a kid. My dad got his nose cauderized, he doesn't get them anymore. My mom gets them when she doesn't take her BP medicine after a couple of days. Are you on any meds?

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on January 26, 2012
at 03:31 PM

20+ years of experience with nosebleeds here. I've had nose bleeds that have bested Bounty paper towels! (I measured it once, nearly a pint!)

I've seen a ENT doc and after a look in my nose, he noted that I have extensive vasculature near the surface. He recommended either thermal or chemical cauterization. I never got around to making an appointment for that. At the same time, I consulted with a old pharmacist friend (who in contrast to recent pharmacist graduates, actually knows stuff!). He recommended B Complex with C and Zinc. I tried the vitamins and it worked. A little bit of saline nasal spray when I feel dry helps as well. I still get them on occasion, but it's more in response to allergies and irritants, than day-to-day activies.

I just saw the salt pork remedy for nosebleeds yesterday, pretty crazy, never tried it myself. I doubt I'll have to use that one as I never get severe ones anymore.

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273729a18d2f18903815d2644a4d64de

(1683)

on January 26, 2012
at 02:04 AM

take a strip of salt-cured bacon. roll into bacon tampon. shove in nose. :D

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/23/improbable-research-pork-nosebleeds?fb=optOut

273729a18d2f18903815d2644a4d64de

(1683)

on January 26, 2012
at 01:43 PM

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/23/improbable-research-pork-nosebleeds?fb=optOut i wasnt being a jackass :D

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on January 26, 2012
at 05:50 AM

Just go make yourself a coconut oil douche. :D

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on January 26, 2012
at 01:41 AM

Have you tried keeping the inside of nose lubricated with a q-tip and some type of balm/oil? I went through a spell of nosebleeds in my teens and my doctor recommended vaseline, but i'm not sure that's Paleo... maybe coconut oil?

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