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5 common causes of nosebleeds .. Learn how to treat

Nosebleeds occur when blood vessels open inside your nose. The causes of nosebleeds are many, from strong use of the tissue and dryness of the nose, as well as some medical conditions. In this report, we learn about the top 5 common causes of nosebleeds and ways to treat it, according to the Insider website.

What causes nosebleeds?


Nosebleeds can occur suddenly for a number of reasons, says Olivia Kalmanson, resident otolaryngologist at the University of Colorado.

Nasal dryness is the most common cause of nosebleeds.

Some medications that cause nasal dryness that lead to nosebleeds include antihistamines, nasal decongestants, steroid nasal sprays, and intranasal oxygen.

Illnesses can put you at a higher risk of a sinus infection or a cold because the lining of the nose is irritated.

High blood pressure or pregnancy can also lead to more nosebleeds.

A deviated septum can alter the normal airflow through the nose and lead to increased nosebleeds.

How do you deal with nosebleeds?


If you get a nosebleed, here are some ways to stop it:

Do not tilt your head back.

- Close your nose instead of pressing the bony bridge of your nose, close your nostrils with your fingers "as if you were going to submerge underwater" for a full 15 minutes in a row to allow the bleeding to stop. Repeat this for another session if necessary.

Use a nasal spray if you suffer from frequent nosebleeds, it is worth keeping a bottle of nasal decongestant at home. The nasal decongestant narrows the blood vessels in the nose, but you should consult your doctor first before doing this.

Do not stick anything inside your nose. Although it may seem counterintuitive, it is not recommended to use adhesive wipes, tampons, or pads inside your nose as it can scratch the inside of your nose.

Do not blow your nose until several hours after the bleeding has stopped, because the bleeding can reappear.