Nosebleed is very common and there are two kinds of Nosebleed namely Anterior Nosebleed and Posterior Nose Bleed. While dry air is the most common cause of Nose Bleed, there can be many causes of Nosebleed but they rarely indicate a serious problem. Other causes of Nosebleed include high blood pressure, bleeding disorder, blood clotting disorder, cancer and many more.
HOW IS NOSE BLEED DIAGNOSED?
General physicians may conduct a thorough examination of the nose and check for injury to other parts of face and head. A complete blood count test, nasal endoscopy, CT-scan of nose and X-ray of face and nose may be conducted to find the cause of nosebleeds
HOW IS NOSE BLEED TREATED?
The type of treatment used will be based on the cause of the nosebleed. Treatment may include:
• Controlling blood pressure
• Closing the blood vessel using heat, electric current, or silver nitrate sticks
• Nasal packing
• Reducing a broken nose or removing a foreign body
• Reducing the amount of blood thinner medicine or stopping aspirin
• Treating problems that keeps your blood from clotting normally
DID YOU KNOW?
Lying down while nose bleeding episode is not recommended as the blood may flow back into the throat and create a distaste in the mouth as well as infections of the stomach.