Did you know that about 60 percent of people have experienced types of nose bleeds? About 10 percent of those people had to seek medical attention for their nose bleed.
They can come out of nowhere, and the causes of nosebleeds aren’t always clear. If your nose is bleeding, there are a few telltale ways to determine why it’s happening.
The following guide will explore nosebleed causes so that you can help prevent them.
Causes of Nosebleeds in Adults
If you look at the inside of your nose you’ll find that it’s packed with of small, fragile blood vessels. If the blood vessels get damaged, they tend to bleed very quickly.
If you get a nosebleed, it might be because you’re picking or blowing your nose too often. Try not to blow your nose too hard to help put less stress on the blood vessels.
If you’ve experienced a minor nose injury, it might cause a nosebleed. Even temperature or humidity changes cause the inside of noses to get dry and cracked causing bleeding.
Sometimes, nosebleeds might originate from the deeper blood vessels found in the nose. It’s usually caused by impact to the head, recent nose surgery, or atherosclerosis.
Causes of Nosebleeds in Children
If you use suction to clean your child’s nose, it might cause nosebleeds. If they have allergies or a sinus infection, they might rub or blow their nose excessively and cause bleeding.
Sometimes the use of Ibuprofen or Asprin can cause a child’s nose to bleed. You should also use a humidifier if the air in your home becomes too dry.
In the most serious cases, some children have bleeding disorders. This occurs when clotting factors or blood platelets aren’t present or not functioning properly.
If you can’t stop a child’s nosebleed, it might be a sign that they have a severe bleeding disorder. If they bleed unusual amounts from their gums or from minor cuts, it’s also a sign.
Keep in mind that bleeding disorders aren’t common even if your child has frequent nosebleeds. You only need to seek medical attention if the nosebleeds don’t stop easily.
You can help stop your nose bleeds by using certain essential oils. Also, make sure to keep up the humidity in your home so that your nose doesn’t dry out.
Avoid excessive picking and blowing of your nose and always blow gently when you do. Consider wearing protective headgear when you do activities to prevent nose injuries.
It’s also easy to overuse nasal decongestants and cause nose bleeds. Always read the instructions on decongestants and only use the recommended amount.
If you smoke and have a lot of nosebleeds, it’s time to quit. Smoking usually irritates and dries out the inside of noses causing them to bleed more often.
No More Nosebleeds
We hope our guide has helped you understand the causes of nosebleeds and how to prevent them. Remember, the blood vessels in your nose are fragile and it doesn’t take a lot of trauma to make them bleed.
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