• No nose blowing, 1-2 weeks.
  • Sneeze with mouth open.
  • Salt water (saline) nasal spray, 5-6 times daily
  • (available over the counter) ie. (Ocean, Ayr).
  • Water-soluble ointment in nostrils at bedtime,
  • ie (Ayr, K-Y Jelly, Rhinaris).
  • No aspirin or Motrin (ibuprofen), Tylenol only.
  • Keep all foods and liquids cool.
  • No steaming hot baths or showers.
  • Limit exercise and exertion (no straining).
  • Cool mist humidifer.

If Bleeding Recurs

  • Sit in chair or bed with head upright.
  • Pinch nose for 10 minutes, release.
  • If bleeding continues: repeat #2.
  • If bleeding continues: you will need to be seen in
  • our office or the Emergency Room if after hours.