Frequently Asked Questions
Nosebleed is the bleeding or loss of blood from the inside of our nose. It can occur in one or both nostrils, but usually, it occurs in one nostril. Nose bleed may appear all of a sudden and may result from unnoticed factors.
Symptom of anterior nosebleed
- Bleeding from one nostril
- Blood comes from the frontal part of the nose
Symptoms of posterior nosebleed
- Blood comes from both nostrils
- Blood flows back to the throat
- Unpleasant taste
- Nausea and vomiting
- The most common cause of nose bleeds is dry air. Artificial warming of the rooms with a heater or hot and humid climate can cause dry air.
- Dry air causes the delicate tissue inside the nose to become cracked and crusty. Crusting irritates, and rubbing or picking with the hand can cause the nose to bleed.
Other common causes of nosebleed are:
- Cold air
- Infections such as the common cold
- Allergy (swelling of the nasal lining)
- High altitude (air is drier at high altitude)
- Deviated nasal septum
- Complete cessation of smoking
- Avoiding frequent picking of the nose
- Avoiding hard blowing of the nose
- Opening of the mouth during sneezing
- Moisturizing the nose with a nasal spray
- Using humidifiers in the winter season to keep the air moist