Dr Oz: Nosebleeds & Cancer
Dr Oz said that Nosebleeds are often just annoying, but did you know that they could also be a sign of Cancer like Leukemia? Doctor Oz went over the difference between Front Nosebleeds and Back Nosebleeds and which one could be a sign of Cancer. Plus, he gave some great tips for how to stop Nosebleeds and prevent them altogether with Nose Humidifiers, Antibiotic Ointment and Saline Sprays.
Dr Oz: What Causes Nosebleeds?
Dr Oz said that when you blow your nose, usually just yellow or clear “buggers” come out. But if you are very congested and keep blowing harder and harder, then the snot can change from yellow to red because you can get a Bloody Nose. This happens because of the delicate tissue inside of your nose. Right underneath the delicate lining in your nose is a capillary bed, and when this gets irritated, it begins to ooze and bleed. Doctor Oz said that 90% of Nosebleeds are from dry air, high blood pressure, pain killers, aspirin and blood thinners.
Dr Oz: Bloody Nose & Leukemia
Dr Oz said that when you get a Nosebleed in the back of your nose, that generally involves the artery and drips down the back of your throat so that you get a taste of blood in your mouth. When you get a Back Nosebleed, it could be a sign of Cancer like Leukemia, or a small tumor, or it could be a sign of Hemophilia.
Dr Oz: Press Under Lip To Stop Nosebleeds
Dr Oz said that if you have a Nosebleed in the front of your nose, here are the best ways to stop your Bloody Nose:
1. Pinch the front of your nose, tilt your head forward and compress the arteries to stop the bleeding.
2. Press under your nose on your lip, but you have to press hard.
Doctor Oz said that you do not ever want to tilt your head back when you get a nosebleed, that will just make you nauseous from the taste of blood.
Dr Oz: Nosebleed Prevention
Dr Oz said that room humidifiers work, but an even better solution is to use a Nose Humidifier, which has a mask that goes around your nose so that you can breathe in the humid air. You might also want to try antibiotic ointments or a saline spray.