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Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Very common: Usually from allergies, picking on the nose, blowing nose too hard, constant rubbing etc. As long as there are no associated signs and symptoms like b ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nosebleed: Stop aspirin and ibuprofen if taking. No nose blowing or picking. Use ice pack and/or pinching pressure for ten minutes if rebreeds. See ENT. Can appl ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Co-incidence: There is no basis for more nosebleeds on sunny days. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/nose ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Genetics: Most epistaxis are hereditary esp. In children and young adults. Count your blessings!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, especially steroid nasal sprays. They cause thinning of the mucosa and skin so it's easier for the underlying blood vessels to get disturbed and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nosebleeds: Nosebleeds are a common problem. There are multiple triggers. One of the most common is picking the nose. This happens in kids way more than in adu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Simple method: Pinch your nostrils closed to stop a nosebleed. Use your thumb and forefinger to gently pinch the soft part of your nose shut for five or ten minutes ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Nasal polyps can bleed. You should consider an ENT evaluation and possible removal of the polyps.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Many causes...: Nose bleeds in kids can be caused by a number of things. The number one cause by far is nose picking. Dry skin inside the nose can also be a problem ( ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Variable: Could be recurrent habit i.e. Nose picking , or fragile blood vessels on the mucosa , or could be problems with blood itself ( bleeders) etc. Start by ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pressure initially: Pinch the soft part of your nostrils together for at least 15 min. If you have a decongestant nasal spray, such as oxymetazoline, use 2 sprays in ea ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many conditions: There are many potential causes of epistaxis. Epistaxis can result from such general conditions as infection, inflammation, trauma, foreign body, mali ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
It can...: Any anticoagulation medication can cause nosebleeds. If these are minor and infrequent, it may not be worht the risk of stopping the medication, depe ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Unlikely: To be clear, yes, nosebleeds are a potential sign of cancer, but rare in a child that age and with other more likely cause. Flonase can easily dry out ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Superficial vessels: 95% of nosebleeds occur from the front of the nose. Blood vessels can be superficial in that area and easily traumatized. This then can lead to bleedi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many possibilities: The most common source of a nose bleed is from the front/ bottom part of the nasal septum. This is a vascular area and some people have prominent b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience in Pain Management
Sinusitis/allergies: You could be suffering from sinusitis or allergies. Try some anti-histimanic (loratidine/benadryl) and/or a decongestant. You should try avoiding sm ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
I puzzle why you: Have serious issues but ask here first for a conclusion. Nose bleeds can be nothing but nose picking trauma, to low platelet counts, to high blood pr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
25 years experience in Urgent Care
See doc: Nosebleeds and spitting out blood can be connected. Your age, frequency of nose bleeds, and how they have been managed can help. Knowing that there ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Lurie
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unknown: If you had a positive home pregnancy test you are at least 2 weeks pregnant but with unsure last menstrual period dates your exact gestational age is ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It can: Due to pressure changes in the capillaries in the nasal membranes.
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A member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Anemia itself does not cause nosebleeds. Anemia is a sign of an underlying disease. The underlying disease which produces anemia may also cause disor ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky McGraw-Wall
8 years experience in Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: Nosebleeds are often caused by environmental conditions, such as a hot, dry climate. In children, nose-picking is a common factor. Poorly controlled h ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Russell
14 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Epistaxis/Nose Bleed: Recurrent nose bleed risk factors: - trauma (finger/tissues) - blood thinners: aspirin, coumadin, (warfarin) ibuprofen - high blood pressure - dry ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Superficial blood vessels during pregnancy are quite fragile. This along with the hormone changes of pregnancy make them more susceptible to spontaneo ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not really: Sinus infections are in the face and therefore in most cases do not cause nose bleeds. However, sinus infections always start in the nose and certain ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Nose bleeds: Good morning: this can be caused by several different possibilities such as a nasal polyp, a severe infection, high blood pressure and then a few o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dantes
48 years experience in General Practice
Not exactly normal: A headache when blowing the nose is not really normal. However, a brief and mild headache is less likely to be something serious than a severe and la ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not necessarily: There can be various local reasons in the nose that can cause recurrent nosebleeds. If you bruise easily, have bleeding gums, or have heavy periods i ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Healing: With rhinoplasty some incisions within the nose can not be closed so you must let them heal.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Churukian
34 years experience in Plastic Surgery
ABC's of nose bleeds: Nosebleeds usually occur on the septum at a point where superficial blood vessels come together. This area is very accessible and can be compressed by ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience in Pulmonology
?: Your question has too many vague and non specific points. Please rephrase and elaborate.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
19 years experience in Urgent Care
Several ways: It's not any different then how it would be treated in an adult. Compression is the first thing. If that doesn't work a topical vasoconstricter (lik ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dry nose: There is an area where blood vessels are close to the surface in the front of your nose. Bleeding frequently arise there from either a dry nose, the f ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Needs MD evaluation: All of these symptoms may have a single, simple explanation, such as an allergy with associated sinus drainage. But, they also can reflect more serio ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Pressure: Apply pressure to the soft part of your nose(front tip) for about 5-10 minutes. You can also apply ice while applying pressure. If it continues or get ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably dryness: Most likely the inside of your nose is dry assuming you're not using any intranasal medications. In some patients dryness creates an inflammatory cond ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Nose bleeds: Putting ice on the nose, pinching the nose. None of these methods may work, then you may have to see an ENT doctor for nasal packing or cauterization ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
None: There is no medication that can prevent nosebleeds. Keeping your nasal mucosa hydrated with humidified air can help, and sometimes applying a thin lay ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience in Head and Neck Surgery
Get checked: Warfarin thins out the blood which could cause the nosebleeds. You should see you doctor and get your blood checked to make sure it is not too thin or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe?: Nose bleeds can be from a number of reasons. Ususally they are minor and a nuiassance. Usually due to dryness in the nose, allergies, infections or ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Probably not: Nose bleeds are common and nearly everyone gets one sometime in their life. Predisposing factors include, dry weather, trauma, allergy, viral infectio ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cautery: The overwhelming majority of nose bleeds in children arise from prominent blood vessels in the front/bottom part of the nasal septal mucosa. Coagulat ... Read More
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