Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Factor 7 Deficiency Home Care

Home care for factor 7 deficiency includes:

Home care for joint swelling and pain includes:
  • Rest the joint:
    • Use a walker.
    • Use crutches.
    • Use a cane.
    • Wear a sling
  • Apply an elastic wrap.
    • Re-wrap the joint every 6 hours.
  • Apply cold compresses:
    • Wrap ice in a moist hand towel. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.
    • Apply for 20-30 minutes, every 1-2 hours, for the first few days.
  • Acetaminophen for pain

How to stop a nosebleed:
  • Pinch the nose firmly for 15 minutes without letting go. Make sure you are pinching the nose below the nasal bone.
  • Sit upright: do not lie down.
  • Breathe through your mouth.
  • Drink cold water to clear blood from your throat.
  • Seek medical care if the bleeding does not stop.
  • Do not remove blood clots from your nose once the bleeding has stopped.
  • Do not blow your nose for at least 2 days.
  • Do not take aspirin for one week after the nosebleed.
  • Avoid hot liquids.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.

Factor 7 Deficiency Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have factor 7 deficiency and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Factor 7 Deficiency References
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