Bloody Noses: It's that time of the year?

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  1. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Anyone else get their usual skull periods about this time of year? Gets cold and dry out and I start man-struating from the sinuses. Incredibly frustrating.

    ...they need to make midget tampons so that they can also be used for noses.
     
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  2. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    If you are heating your home with wood its a good idea to keep a kettle of water on top of the fire.

    Saline nasal sprays or rinses will also reduce the need for nasal tampons. :)
     
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  3. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    We have a whole house humidifier that helps a lot but for a few weeks commuting in the freezing temps, I was bleeding a fair amount.
     
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  4. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Yes.

    The shoe peddler speaks the truth.
     
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  5. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I have only used the fireplace sparingly as our heat bill is very reasonable and most the wood I have cut is green yet. Dont think that's the root of the issue as this has been an annual occurance for as long as I can remember. Just curious if others had similar issues.

    ...although as a kid all we had was wood heat, and I do recall that exacerbating the problem.
     
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  6. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    SM's not saying that wood is the problem as much as he's saying take advantage of the direct heat to steam off water and increase the humidity
     
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    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Random nose bleeds never happened to me when I lived in Kansas, but when I moved to Montana it happens a couple times a Winter. Last night at work I was talking with my boss and my nose just started bleeding for no reason.
     
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  8. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Yep - an inexpensive, low maintenance humidifier. :)
     
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  9. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    How about if I just mix my cocaine with water?
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Best.

    Enema.

    Evar.
     
  11. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Did he drug test you?
     
  12. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Excellent Wonder bread approach. :thumb:
     
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    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    HAHA no. Where I work if one person has to take a drug test everyone has to take a drug test and then half the store would be fired. Welcome to Bozeman.
     
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    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    By that time of year do you mean sledding season?

    Cause if so...yes.
     
  15. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I get bloody noses occasionally in the winter. Last time it happened while at the gym. I got some interesting looks from people as I just thought it was sweat at first.
     
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    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Saline nasal spray is your friend.
     
  17. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sounds like you need a nose tampon.

     
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    wannabeabonedoc Turbo Monkey

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    My nose bleeds during the winter a lot too, but I think it's mostly from picking it so much....
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    If you are bleeding, you are picking too much.
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    My nose never bleeds. The skin underneath the knuckles of my feet crack though.
     
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    My nose bleeds a lot when it's dry.

    It's been draining about every 2 nights for a while now.
     
  22. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Nothing like doing the classic "snotgun" and blowing blood all over your shoulder at 25 mph!
     
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    brungeman I give a shirt

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    yep every once in a while.

    since having kids, we use a (cold air) humidifier and it seams to be helping a bunch.

    hey brianHCM#1,
    is that Ben Kweller? :clapping: nice find!
     
  24. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I bleed religiously this time if year. I always have, and probably always will. It is just something I put up with. What I hate is blowing my nose and then having to wait 10 minutes for the bleeding to stop.
     
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    had this problem for a while and it seems to be going away in the last couple of years. it used to be as much as every day - usually about 8am (heard this was because of circadian rhythms). it definitely got worse if i took ibuprofen. now i only get them a few times a winter. nasal spray, humidifiers (at night), steamy showers in the morning, a bit of vasoline on a q-tip smeared up there, and keeping my fingers out of it seemed to help.
     
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    def Monkey

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    I just get the bloody nose boogers, not the heavy flow.

    I enjoy feeding them to the dog, as he treats them as a delicacy.
     
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    I've had bloody noses since I was a kid to the point of embarrassment and sometime dizziness(loss of blood? or just frustration???). As a teenager, I even had one nostril cauterized. Anyway, for the past couple years I've been going to bed with a warm mist humidifier running and my nose bleeds have basically stopped. Every once in a while I basically test this by not running the humidifier at night and the bleeds return.

    It's worth the $40 for an inexpensive humidifier. Definitely give it a try.
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I had a bloody nose today in Spanish Class...

    WTF?
     
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    i got a bloody nose right in the middle of the SATs. it's not so bad when it happens in class.
     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I used to get them when I was kid all the time....then i stopped snorting meth.
     
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    Put a little petroleum jelly on a q-tip and rub it on your septum.