Nosebleeds are common. They may be scary, but they rarely indicate a serious medical problem. The nose contains many blood vessels. These blood vessels are located close to the surface in the front and back of the nose. They are very fragile and bleed easily. Nosebleeds are common in adults and children between the ages of 3 and 10. Common causes of nosebleeds include:
• foreign object stuck in the nose
• chemical irritants
• allergic reaction
• injury to the nose
• repeated sneezing
• picking the nose
• cold air
• upper respiratory infection
• large doses of aspirin
HOW IS NOSE BLEED DIAGNOSED?
The doctor will conduct a physical examination to determine a cause. He will also ask questions about your medical history and current medications. The various tests suggested by the doctor include:
• complete blood count, which is a blood test to check for blood disorders
• nasal endoscopy, which is an examination of the nose using a special instrument
• partial thromboplastin time, which is a blood test that checks how long it takes your blood to clot
• CT scan of the nose, which is an imaging test that takes cross-sectional pictures of the nose
• X-ray of the face and nose, which is an imaging test that uses radiation to produce pictures of the nose
HOW IS NOSE BLEED TREATED?
While Nosebleed can be treated at home, in most of the cases, the doctor prescribes medication to treat Nose Bleed.
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.