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Nosebleeds in Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Packbacker, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. Packbacker

    Packbacker Low-Roller

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    The past few trips to the promised land I've developed nosebleeds in town. No more cocaine than usual so that's not it ;) Any ways to prevent these? Had a really fun one behind/through my mask while going through security at LAS coming home last trip.
     
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  2. Hogman

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    Some saline nasal spray would probably help.
     
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  3. Renaldow

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    A thin coating of vaseline way up your nostrils helps too.
     
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  4. JJLV

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    We use the saline sprays but found this is nice especially overnight in the dry rooms. Stopped my hubs nose bleeds.[​IMG]
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    Humidifier for the room.
     
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    I've had this problem forever. Years ago my primary recommended Neosporin or Vaseline, which worked. A ENT told me to avoid those as it's possible to have some end up in your lungs. Nor usually a problem, but sometimes. Best bet is saline spray or gel. I use the Ayr brand gel. If you use gel, be sure to apply far enough in, about 3/4 of an inch. Q Tip does the job.
     
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    I get at least one every single trip and never know when it is going to happen. Saline helps, but for me it just delays the inevitable. It can definitely be embarrassing and I had an older man lecture me one time in the bathroom about how "booger sugar" would be my downfall hahaha.
     
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    Saline nasal spray once or twice a day in Vegas.
    Ayr nasal gel is my go to when flying but means keeping a couple of q-tips handy.
     
  9. Packbacker

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    Thank y'all. Nasal spray it is. One more thing to throw in the bag....
     
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  10. Samdanger

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    No nosebleeds, but I get horrible Vegas throat and lose my voice most trips. Last time I managed to right the ship and save my voice by running a scalding hot bath and just leaving it there to get some humidity in the room. I also let the ice bucket melt right by my bedside. Woke up and I could speak again!!
     
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    you may want wait to pick some up in Vegas-that's what my wife does-the stores in Vegas have better sprays/applicators than we find back home (NY)
     
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    I seem to recall a few folks bringing a portable humidifier to keep in their room to help with this as well.

    Myself, I buy a new bottle of nasal spray before each trip and toss the old when I get home to cut down on the possibility of a sinus infection from any of my old cooties left behind on the nozzle.
     
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    Smoking combined with the dry desert air is the culprit. And the desert may be the chief villain—I've found that Phoenix alone can reap the same havoc on my nostrils. As suggested, a strong nasal spray, preferably Afrin or Flonase, will definitely help. I always make sure I have one or the other when I venture into the desert.
     
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    I get them as well and what works for me is to drink a ton of water.. stay hydrated
     
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    THIS.
     
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    DITTO.

    It’s a dryness thing. Some of the suggestions here might offer temporary relief, but it’s a water issue. Drink tons of water, and keep in mind that every molecule of alcohol your body processes costs one molecule of water. So whether we’re talking about vegasboogers or hangovers, drinking a lot of water will make your boozy Vegas experience much better.
     
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    Saline nasal spray is my way to go for years now.

    As a northern european, i am not used to have AC whereever i may roam. So i just take 2-3 shots auf saline nasal spray over the day to prevent my beautiful northern nose vom bleeding.

    Works pretty fine for me!
     
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    I use to get a nose bleed every trip. I put a very small amount of Vaseline on the inside of my nostrils. Apply it with a q-tip. Works really well.
     
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    This will do the job, but my ENT said in some cases particles of this or neosporin can actually end up in your lungs! Not often, but can happen. There is a gel product called Ayr that is designed for this. Problem is you are probably flying into a low humidity environment, spending a lot of time in AC and drinking alcohol, all of which dry you out, making the problem worst.
    Another tip from my ENT on Afrin and similar products as they will dry you out more. If you get a nosebleed, a single spray may help stop it by drying it out. No more though. Remember if you do get one, sit up rather than laying down and pinch the nose 'till it stops. Probably no more than 10 min.
     
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