Nosebleeds are common conditions in which blood oozes out of the nose. Nosebleeds are common conditions and rarely indicate a serious condition. Nose injuries are the most common cause of nosebleeds. Nosebleeds can be posterior or anterior. Other causes are foreign object stuck in nose, dry weather, upper respiratory infection and large doses of aspirin. Symptom of nosebleeds is bleeding from nose, sometimes accompanied by pain.
HOW IS NOSEBLEEDS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done trying to understand the cause of the bleeding. In most cases, X-rays, scans and even internal examination by the ENT are done
HOW IS NOSEBLEEDS TREATED?
Treatment for nosebleeds depends on the cause. One can try home measures like using ice packs along with applying gentle pressure on the area and putting the head back. When the nosebleed happens because of physical injury or severe damage to the nasal passage or fracture in the bone, then surgery can also be done. Medications for infection prevention are also given.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nosebleeds in children can be an anxiety-provoking event, both for the parent and the child. However, most nosebleeds in children are self-limiting and benign, and can typically be managed at home. As in adults, most nosebleeds in children originate anteriorly.