John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Your doctor may recommend some form of lubricating
ointment for the inside of the nose (see below).
If re-bleeding occurs, try to clear the nose of clots by sniffing in forcefully.
remedy such as a nasal decongestant spray, for example, Afrin or Neo-Synephrine
may be helpful. These types of sprays constrict blood vessels. (NOTE: If used for many days at a time, these can cause addiction
so they are recommended for short-term usage. Moreover, do not use if
the patient has
high blood pressure.)
Repeat the steps above on how to stop the common nosebleed. If
bleeding persists, call the doctor and/or go to the nearest emergency
Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on 10/10/2012