Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Home Care
Home care for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia includes:
- Avoid aspirin.
- Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
- Test your stool for occult blood
- Home stool test kits are available at your local pharmacy.
- The kit can detect blood in the stool that is not visible.
- Keep the lining of the nose moist to prevent nosebleeds:
- Use saltwater nasal spray.
- Use a humidifier in the bedroom at night.
- Apply petroleum jelly near the nostril.
- 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.
- Learn everything you can about hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia:
- The more you know about your condition, the easier it will be to participate with your doctor in making treatment decisions.
- Ask your doctor about good sources for information.
- Write down questions to ask your doctor.
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia and any of the following:
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- Shovlin CL, Guttmacher AE, Buscarini E, Faughnan ME, Hyland RH, Westermann CJ, Kjeldsen AD, Plauchu H. Diagnostic criteria for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome). Am J Med Genet. 2000 Mar 6;91(1):66-7.