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What Causes Nose Bleeds In The Elderly
Can't stop the bleed: The most common reason for nosebleeds in children is dryness in the nose. Dryness can be due to dry heat in the home or changes in weather. You may try putting a nasal saline gel inside the nose to keep the nose lubricated and moist. If the nose continues to bleed, you may need to see an ear, nose, throat doctor to cauterize the blood vessel which is bleeding and may be close to the surface. ...Read more
Many causes: Polyps are usually inflammatory from myriad causes including allergy or other inflammatory conditions. Nasal polyps can definitely affect quality of life. Chronic sinusitis from polyps not only affect breathing but also may result in sleep disturbance, fatigue, and poor sense of smell. Polyps are definitely treatable so please see an ENT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes for clots in nose resulting in bloody nose - which stops the minute nose is blown and clot is gone ?
Nose bleed: There are several possible reasons. One common reason is bleeding from a blood vessel in the nose. This could rupture due to nasal congestion, irritation or inflammation. Even high blood pressure could do it. There could be a blood disorder. Should get checked and get the right diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Irritated nose: Its likely that a person getting minor nosebleeds in the context of a cold has irritated their nasal passage with nose blowing and rough tissues. Going easy on this and using a saline nasal spray can help. Coughing up blood, bleeding that comes from the back of the nose, or that doesn't stop easily is more serious and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Skull base defect: You need to see an otolaryngologist. You may need a ct scan and MRI scan. An audiogram may be ordered. The leakage can come from the skull base around the nose or the ear. This can be due to trauma, an encephalocele, prior surgery, etc. An untreated leak can cause meningitis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lack of estrogen from being on the continuous bcp cause nose sore in the tip of the nose inside? Does it cause your nasal passage to dry up?
What causes popped blood vessels in the nose? Could me being vegetarian cause the two nose bleeds i had?
I believe: ....In my humble opinion there is no correlation between vein in the nose, bleeding and being a vegetarian. Check your BP and see an ENT specialist who will cauterize the bleeding points. In case you bleed plug up the nostrils with gauze or cotton and apply pressure from outside with two fingers. ...Read more
Yes: Both can be due to sinus infection. ...Read more
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