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A 21-year-old female asked:

Nose bleed for past 3 days before/in shower. seems to happen when my face gets warm or when i'm cleaning my face with water. it lasts about 5 minutes?

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Dr. David Huchton
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Usually over-dry: This usually happens when your nose has been unusually dry or irritated by allergies or sinus infection. In the shower, the warm water causes the blood vessels to dilate inside your nose, and then bleed. Usually this will subside with a gentle saline mist several times a day, with a product like 'Simply Saline' over the counter. If it persists more than 2 weeks, you should see your doctor.
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