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Nose Bleeds


Symptoms & Causes

If you are exposed to dry, cold climates in the winter months the blood vessel on the

nasal septum can suffer trauma and begin to bleed. Nasal and sinus infection, allergies,

any type of physical trauma, and even vigorous nose blowing can also cause your nose

to begin to bleed. You’ll want to treat the nosebleed at home by tipping your head

forward and pinching your nostrils together to stop the bleeding. If repeated episodes

of bleeding occur, you bruise easily, or have liver or kidney disease you need to see your doctor right away.


Diagnosis & Treatment

You doctor will want to ask you about your medical history and about how long the nose bleeds have been happening for. She or he may also perform a physical exam and order imaging tests depending on what your doctor feels may be the underlying cause of your symptoms.


Nose Bleed Prevention

Prevent nose bleeds by using a humidifier in your home or saline nasal spray. Don’t pick your nose or blow your nose too hard because any added trauma on the nose may lead to nose bleeds.

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