Here's my deal....about two months ago my nose started spontaneously bleeding on the left side. I've never suffered from nosebleeds (I'm 40yo). It's been happening about twice a week, and a few times it's taken over 30 minutes to stop.
This began in August when it's humid out, so I didn't think nasal dryness was a factor, but I bought some saline spray and tried to be better about taking my multi-vitamins every day. It hasn't helped. This morning I had a 45 minute episode and decided to call for a same-day appointment at my doctor's office.
My doctor said she can easily see a superficial blood vessel with a hematoma on it. She ordered some bloodwork and told me that I should use a humidifier and coat the inside of my nostril with petroleum jelly to protect it while it heals. Any ideas for something other than petroleum jelly that would "stick" as well? I'm not a die-hard anti-petrolatum person, but I try to avoid it if possible.