Factor 7 Deficiency Home Care
Home care for factor 7 deficiency includes:
- Avoid aspirin.
- Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications:
- Avoid herbal supplements.
- Avoid vitamin E supplements.
- Do not take additional medications without your doctor's consent.
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
- Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
- Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
- Apply direct pressure to control bleeding:
- Use a gauze or clean cloth directly on the wound.
- Maintain constant pressure for at least 10 minutes.
- Do not interrupt the pressure, in order to look at the wound.
- Home care for a nosebleed
Home care for joint swelling and pain includes:
- Rest the joint:
- Apply an elastic wrap.
- 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:
Continue to Factor 7 Deficiency Underlying Cause
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