Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rendu-Osler-Weber Disease 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.

Rendu-Osler-Weber Disease Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rendu-Osler-Weber Disease References
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