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Episodic chills & nosebleed

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I am a 17 year old male. For the past two weeks I have been experiencing episodic chills. They are short lasting chills, but occur frequently. Also, I'm not sure if this is another symptom, but for the past three days I have been experiencing severe nose-bleeds multiple times a day. If you have any idea or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
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replied May 24th, 2011
Hello,

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Chills and nose bleed can be due to various reasons as influenza,cold,BP changes,sinusitis etc.If the weather is very cold make sure that the nose is moist enough.Some suggestions:
To stop nosebleed apply gentle pressure to the soft part of your nose. Gently pinch your nose closed with two fingers, and hold this position for around ten minutes. If bleeding continues apply the pressure again, for another ten minutes.
Apply an ice pack on the outer nose.
Saline water also helps in controlling the bleeding.Just spray in the nostrils.
If the bleeding continues and is recurrent then consider visiting a Physician for clinical examination and take the prescribed treatment accordingly.

Take Care!


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