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ITP and Nosebleeds 5 months 2 weeks ago #72300

  • VVeenM
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I was diagnosed with ITP over a year ago and have done the prednisone, which kept my counts up for nearly a year, Rituxsin infusions, which kept them up a few months, IVGG, platelet infusions and now am jyst recently went in 50 mg of Promacta. Hopefully that will increase them.  My question/comment is, how do others clean their noses iof mucous/boogers without it bleeding? I baby my nose big time because fear of nosebleeds is my biggest stressor.  If I barely touch the membrane it will bleed.   It stops fairly quickly but then I have clots in my nose so more build up. My ENT prescribed Mupirocin ointment which I carefully put in my nostrils, base only, which works great in keeping it moist. I also put a dab of mentholatum right under my nostrils to open my sinuses up because of the gunk in them. Basically I let the ointment soften the mucous up enough that it works it’s way out either out or back down the throat. I was wondering if others had this issue. I’m constantly dealing with my nose.
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