December 22nd, 2003

Happens All The Time

I just got a bloody nose. No, nobody hit me (though I’m sure there’s a huge list of people who would like to), and, no, I didn’t run into something. I just get bloody noses from time to time. It’s worse in winter, most likely because of the drier air, but I get them in summer, too. They used to be more frequent, but nowadays it’s like once every two months or so.

You hear all sorts of advice on what to do: tilt your head back; tilt your head forward; pinch the bridge of your nose; put ice on it. Here’s my advice: get some Kleenex or something similar, hold it up to your nose, and wait it out. That’s the only thing that works for me.

The only problem I have with the whole nosebleed thing is that afterwards, no matter how long or short the nosebleed has been, I feel weak and a little woozy.

So there you go.

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