• Bloody, crusty chemo nose?

    Asked by Ydnar2xer on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Bloody, crusty chemo nose?

    I sure did, but then discovered putting Vitamin E oil on it sure helped. Haven't seen this remedy posted, so thought I'd share it. There's one less chemo side effect to worry about!

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I remember a post where we discussed nose bleeds. Good suggestion!!!

      almost 8 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I tried everything and my nose poured blood. It was so gross.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Heck, I had that before chemo. Uncontrolled nose bleeding is a classic symptom of WM. But, who knew then?

      almost 8 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I was warned about that, and it would get worse after I started losing my hair, as you lose the little hairs in your nose which helps keep it moist. I found using Hydrophor, A&D ointment, etc really helps - I use a Q-tip to apply

      almost 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I would recommend you discontinue using it until your have checked with your oncologist. Usually, they do not want you using any products with Vit. E in it because antioxidants can counter act the efficacy of chemo and radiation.

      almost 8 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Good Tip YD, never would have thought of that one.

      almost 8 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      I found using saline nasal mist really helped prevent the frequent nosebleeds I was having while on Taxol. Saline mist helps with nasal congestion, too. I really miss the little nose hairs...my nose is running all the time.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      An ear nose and throat doctor might be able to help. There are things they can recommend for keeping your nasal passages moist. I still have a tube of Ayr, a saline nasal gel with aloe vera that I was supposed to use to prevent the nose bleeds I was suffering from. I never used it. It turned out that the nose bleeds were a symptom of WM.

      almost 8 years ago
    • carolchristao's Avatar

      I have it. I live in a very dry climate, half of the year here we have very low levels of humidity in the air. People say it's like Las Vegas, but I've never been to Vegas. Here in all drugstores we have a saline solution in spray for the nose, because bleeding nose it's very common. The oncologist said I could use it and it helps a lot. I don't know if in America you can find this, but maybe you can. Here we have 2 kinds: 0.9% and 3%. The right one is the 0.9%.

      almost 8 years ago

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