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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, .

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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.

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Nose bleed in middle of night?

Nose bleed in middle of night?

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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What can be done for a nose bleed?

What can be done for a nose bleed?

Controlling a nose: Bleed. If your nose bleeds hold your nostrils between fingers for about 10 minutes. Sit up ; hold your head ; neck forward so the blood doesn’t just flow down your throat. If you are able to – place a moistened cotton ball over the area that is bleeding. If you can’t control the bleeding after 20 minutes – seek medical assistance.

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How to stop your nose bleed easily?

How to stop your nose bleed easily?

Depends: Nosebleeds occur for a variety of reasons. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in the front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps stop it, since pressure is applied. In adults, it can also be posteriorly, so pinching helps in fewer cases. Lean head forward, not backward, so you do not swallow the blood. May need scope to evaluate for nasal mass and blood work to check if okay.

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What to do if I have a nose bleed help! What do I do?

Nosebleed: Complicated question. Simple answer is see a doctor to factor in all the issues relating to this symptom and your health. May be a simple fix, sometimes not so simple. Bottom line is it needs to be checked out by a doctor if it continues.

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Nose bleed, 5 years old.

Nose bleed, 5 years old.

Multiple reasons: Allergies, Infection, Intra nasal spray use, nose picking can be some of the reasons that can cause nasal bleeds. Holding the nose for 10 minutes usually helps stop the bleed. Nasal saline drops can be of help to keep nose moisturized. Recurrent bleeds need at least once time evaluation by a doctor.

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Why does my nose bleed for no reason?

Why does my nose bleed for no reason?

NOSE BLEEDS: Nose is very rich in blood supply and sits right on the face. Any little trauma can make it bleed, and if the it gets too dry it causes the blood vessels to rupture and cause the bleeding, you are more prone to bleed from the nose if you are taking blood thinners like coumadin, (warfarin) or aspirin.Upper respiratory infections with change in humidity and temp. Allergies, high BP can cause bleeding from the nose.

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Could snorting cocaine make your nose bleed?

Could snorting cocaine make your nose bleed?

Yes, as you have: Probably found out. It can do so much damage, that the wal between the nostrils (the nasal septum) can deteriorate and get a large hole, and ultimately be completely destroyed, causing the nose to collapse. And that isn't the worst thing that Cocaine does - it takes over your life, bankrupts you, gets you arrested, and causes heart attacks, strokes, depression and psychosis. QUIT NOW. GET HELP.

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Why does my nose bleed it bleeds for no reason

I: I don’t know what is making your nose bleed. Some common reasons can include: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, high blood pressure and excessive use of decongestants. Being at a high altitude, trauma to the nose, picking the nose, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial and viral infections can increase the risk as well as bleeding disorders. There can be recurrent nose bleeds if a small vessel in the nose is broken.

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Should I expect to have a nose bleed after a septoplasty?

Should I expect to have a nose bleed after a septoplasty?

Possible: Postoperative nosebleed is a known complication of any type of intranasal surgery. It most often occurs 7-10 days postop and can usually be easily treated by your operating surgeon.

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