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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   for a few weeks I have had blood in my nose on the septum. I went to the doctor and she said my nose had some dry patches. I have been using saline spray and the left nostril has quit bleeding completely, but the right has a few drops in the moring and none for the rest of the day, should I contine to just use the saline spray?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Yes, You can use the spray.
User :   why is there blood only in the moringing?
User :   oops, morning
Doctor :   Is it cold at night times?
User :   not particularly
User :   last week my nose did not bleed at all for a few days, but today this morning there was blood in my right nostril again.
Doctor :   Probably due to the cold wind, the nasal septum would have become dry.
User :   now it is gone.
Doctor :   Do you have the habit of picking your nose?
User :   yes
Doctor :   How often do you do that?
User :   maybe once a day
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Picking on the dry nose may lead to injury and hence bleeding.
User :   should I go back to the doctor or just use the spray until it goes away. Like I said last week for about 5 days there was not blood at all.
Doctor :   Is it only one episode?
User :   no, it has been doing this for a few weeks, now it is only my right nostril, my left has stopped bleeding completely
Doctor :   How much bleed was there?
User :   a few drops
User :   enough to cover a q-tip
Doctor :   How many times in a day does this happen?
User :   never during the day, only when I wake up and I find blood in my right nostril
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   After using the spray, has your condition improved?
User :   yes
User :   it completely stopped the bleeding in the left nostril
User :   even in the morning
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How about the right nose?
Doctor :   'nostril
User :   for a few days the blood stopped, but this moring I woke with blood again
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms? like cold, fever, blocked nose?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then use the spray regularly for a week,
Doctor :   Don't pick your nose.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If the bleeding is continuing for more that 20 minutes or the increase in amount.
Doctor :   Then you can contact your GP.
Doctor :   Also may sure your nails are cut.
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