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hello! 2 weeks ago I had polyps removed from both my nostrils.

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hello!
2 weeks ago I had polyps removed from both my nostrils. Still today my right nostril is bleeding and I am tired. It is not gushing, but dripping either through my mouth or my nostril hole.
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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

do you have a follow up appointment with your ENT doctor who removed the polyps?

Dr. David :

you should not be dripping like this.

Dr. David :

you might need to use a nasal saline spray to help

Dr. David :

or go on systemic allergy medications like allegra or a benadryl or claritin to help stop your dripping runny nose.

Customer:

the ent doctor examined me on Thursday placing equipment in both nostrils. this action seems to have aggravated the bleeding in my right nostril. should I use the saline spray whilst the nostril is bleeding and should I use the nasonex whilst it bleeding?

Dr. David :

best to use the saline spray whilst it is bleeding.

Dr. David :

and once it has calmed down a bit, you can try the nasonex.

Dr. David :

which is a steroid spray.

Dr. David :

and see if antihistamine medications like benadryl at night

Dr. David :

or allegra or claritin or zyretc during the day can help.

Dr. David :

and do follow up with your ENT doctor in the next few weeks as well.

Dr. David :

good luck

Dr. David :

to you have other questions?

Customer:

what could be the consequences of the bleeding?

Dr. David :

most likely still healing from procedure.

Dr. David :

sounds like bleeding is less now.

Dr. David :

the sinuses are a very very vascular area

Dr. David :

with lots of blood vessels.

Dr. David :

so bleeding can sometimes take a while to slow down and stop.

Customer:

are any of the medications available 'over the counter' in the UK?

Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

those allergy medications are all available over the counter in the UK.

Dr. David :

benadryl is over the counter and is an antihistamine which can make you sleepy.

Dr. David :

allegra and zyrtec and claritin can be used during the day and are good for allergy symptoms and usually cause much less sleepiness.

Dr. David :

does this help?

Dr. David :

do you have other questions?

Customer:

this very helpful thankyou

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Customer:

can you just tell me if I need to worry!!

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

you don't need to worry.

Dr. David :

do make sure you follow up with your ENT doctor

Dr. David :

your bleeding has gotten better already.

Customer:

ok thanks so but it i

Customer:

sorry , the bleeding is still there at the same ate as 12 days agoand this whatconcerns me,

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

some of the dripping could be from allergies or inflammation of your sinuses.

Dr. David :

the allergy antihistamine medications can help with this.

Dr. David :

also the nasonex steroid sprays can hep with this as well.

Dr. David :

have you been using the nasonex?

Customer:

I will do this many thanks

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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Customer:

no because the the nostrils have been bleeding I will use in my left one now (no bleeding there)

Dr. David :

good idea.

Customer:

ok many thanks I will give excellent service

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do you have other questions?

Customer:

ok closing now

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