A 46-year-old male asked:
Why do some people living in tropical countries develop nose bleeds when they visit cold temperate countries? how to prevent this?
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Epistaxis: Changes in the nasal mucosa resulting from cold, dry weather in the wintertime can cause nosebleeding, or epistaxis. Sleeping in a humidified environment is recommended for prevention of recurrences in patients with anterior bleeds. Recurrent nosebleeds may be averted by applying topical Mupirocin or Bacitracin with a cotton swab to the nasal mucosa, but this has not been proven to be effective.
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