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?
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?
Most nosebleeds occur during the winter in cold, dry climates. If you are prone to nosebleeds, use a humidifier in your home. Use petroleum jelly (Vaseline), an over-the-counter nasal lubricant spray, or a saline nasal spray to keep your nasal passages moist. Avoid picking your nose or blowing your nose too vigorously.If the nosebleed is related to another medical condition, such as liver disease, nasal allergies, or a chronic sinus condition, follow your doctor’s instructions to keep that problem under control. Stop smoking. Smoking contributes to nasal dryness and irritation.