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What is wrong if you get a nose bleed in middle of the night?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Common: Epistaxis is common in everyone. 80% of people experience this in their lives. A common cause is dry, hot air like inside the home causing nasal dryness and crusting. The nasal tissue cracks and bleeds easily. Treatment includes humidification of the air, and nasal moisturizing with a variety of otc nasal saline gels or mist spray. It's not a major health hazard, but should see an ENT.

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Nose bleed in middle of night?

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Dr. Martha Hidalgo
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Check your BP: If the nose bleed is always from the same nostril it could be due to a superficial vessel, or dryness in the nose. Apply saline nasal spray to keep the nostrils moist, check the blood pressure to make sure it is not elevated as this is a common cause of increased frequency of nose bleeds in adults, eliminate over the counter medications that predispose to bleeding like anti-inflamatories, aspirin.

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