PROBLEM WITH THE NOSE (urgent)

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PROBLEM WITH THE NOSE (urgent)

Postby Fiorello » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:55 am

We have a huge problem with the secret in the nose. Can someone help us? We can not suck because this caused bleeding. The cough asssist is in the nose not help full. Thank you very much

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Re: PROBLEM WITH THE NOSE (urgent)

Postby lousaporito » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:58 pm

Hi, Welcome to the forum. Don't know your complete situation but if you're using a ventilator you should be using a heated humidifier. You can also use a nebulizer with normal saline through the vent circuit to deposit mist into the nose then follow by use of cough assist.
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Re: PROBLEM WITH THE NOSE (urgent)

Postby Schepis4 » Tue May 23, 2017 12:15 pm

Adequate humidity through the ventilator, normal saline spray in the nose or through nebulizer, and using a topical ointment in the nares is helpful and can prevent nose bleeds. I have used Neosporin or Boroleum on a q-tip in the nose twice a day to prevent nasal bleeding and breakdown of the nasal passages. Hope this helps.
To stop a bleed fast, use a generous amount of Afrin nasal spray saturated on a q-tip inserted in the nose where it is bleeding and pack it with a moist tissue. Afrin constricts the blood vessels.


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