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Why does a nose bleed?

Why does a nose bleed?

Irritation anatomy: There are very large superficial vessels in the front of everyone's nose. These vessels are easily opened by local trauma. Picking, dryness, infection, rubbing, tissues can all cause irritation and ultimately bleeding. It's always worse in the cold and dry air of winter. People with anatomic abnormalities of the nose such as septal deviation have worse bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Nose bleed, what to do?

Nose bleed, what to do?

Nosebleed: First, if the bleeding is still going on, hold pressure at the tip of the nose by squeezing the nostrils closed. You might have to hold pressure for 5-10 minutes before you blood forms a clot. If that doesn't work, you should really be seen in the emergency department. If it's an intermittent bleed, keep the inside of your nose moist with saline and vaseline. Still a problem, see an ent. ...Read more

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How to stop a nose bleed?

How to stop a nose bleed?

Pressure: To stop a nosebleed you have to squeeze the soft part of the nose firmly for 5-10 minutes. Afterwards apply ocean gel to the nares every hour or two for the next several hours. ...Read more

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What cause a nose bleed ?

What cause a nose bleed ?

Many things: Nose bleeds can be spontaneous if the nasal passages are too dry. Nose bleeds can occur from nose picking, trauma from probing into the nose and direct trauma. Less common causes are in relationship to the menstrual cycle, and sometimes due to uncommon nasal tumors such as polyps. If you have these recurrently, then you should see an ENT doctor for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How should I stop a nose bleed?

How should I stop a nose bleed?

Pressure & patience: Pinch all the soft parts of the nose, apply steady pressure for 10 minutes and apply ice to nose and cheeks. ...Read more

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What causes a nose bleed in a child?

What causes a nose bleed in a child?

Nose-picking/rubbing: Their finger nails are thin and razor-sharp. When the inside of nose is itchy/dry, picking the inside of nose and/or rubbing it hard can cause bleeding. It is very common. If bleeding stops quickly, i would not worry. Just make sure that the nose is kept nosturized in dry/cold weather and treat allergies/cold symptoms to minimize itching, thus picking/rubbing. If worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How come my nose bleed when i pick it?

How come my nose bleed when i pick it?

Nose bleed: Picking one’s nose can traumatize the lining of the nose if it is done too forcefully or if the finger is poked too far back. Finger nails can scratch the tissues. Nose picking can also knock off a clot / scab that is already present. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people to nose bleed randomly?

What are the causes of people to nose bleed randomly?

Several causes: There are several causes for nosebleeds. Some are local such as nasal irritation or polyps. Some are related to systemic diseases such as hypertension, cardiac disease and clotting abnormalities. ...Read more

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Why my nose bleed?

Why my nose bleed?

Nosebleeds: Nosebleeds can be caused by dryness and crusting, foreign bodies, tumors, septal deviations, infections and a number of other causes. Asa or nasaids make it harder to stop. You can try Bacitracin ointment but if it persists or is severe see an ENT doc for answers , . ...Read more

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What causes nose bleed?

What causes nose bleed?

Nose bleed: Bleeding from nose could be due to infection, injury, bleeding disorder, congestion of nose due to allergies like hay fever etc. Good idea to see doctor for detail history and examination to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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