Salt-Based Spray May Help Chronic Nosebleeds

People who suffer from a condition called hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) will have regular nosebleeds. The people will suffer at least one nosebleed each week.

Key takeaways:

  • The HHT-related nosebleeds have small but notable differences to common nosebleeds
  •  A new study shows that salt-based nasal sprays are as effective in controlling chronic nosebleeds as medicated sprays.
  • None of the drugs in the sprays proved to work better than the saline placebo.

“No drug proved to be any better than the saline placebo, but the majority of patients improved over the course of treatment — even those using saline,” Whitehead said in a university news release.

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http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20160906/salt-based-spray-may-help-chronic-nosebleeds

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