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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