Nosebleeds are common especially in children. They may look scary but seldom indicate any serious medical condition. There are typically two types of nosebleeds - the anterior and the posterior. They are named based on the blood vessels that get broken.
HOW IS NOSE BLEED DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Nosebleed by conducting a physical examination to determine the cause of Nose Bleed. Often, the doctor may also conduct other tests such as complete blood count, nasal endoscopy, CT scan of the nose, and other tests.
HOW IS NOSE BLEED TREATED?
Treatment here includes use of ice packs along with applying gentle pressure on the area and putting the head back. If the cause of the bleeding is injury or severe damage to the nasal passage, then surgery can also be done. Medications are given to restrict the infection and prevent further damage.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nose bleeding is rarely serious and it can be managed at home with the above-tips but if it doesn't stop it is best to consult a doctor.