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What causes occasional nasal bleeding in the time of cold?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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