Who can be affected by nose-bleeding?

Spontaneous nose-bleeding is a common phenomenon among children, most often caused by an injury of the inner epithelium.
In adulthood, it can occur in the case of those using blood thinner, have high blood pressure, or in the case of elderly people due to slower blood coagulation. It might also be caused by a number of other diseases, therefore in the case of recurrent nose-bleed, it is advised to contact an otolaryngologist specialist. 

What might be its cause?

Nose-bleed might be because of too frequent or too forceful blowing of the nose. It can be caused by nose-picking or an injury of the nose, too. It can be a side-effect of sinus infection, allergy or liver diseases, or it can be caused by too dry air, which dries out the nasal mucous membrane, but it might also indicate adenoids or nasal tumors, as well as numerous other things. The cause of nose-bleed in the upper section can be the aforementioned high blood pressure, too.

How can the bleeding be stopped?

A common misconception about nose-bleed is that the head should be bent back for the bleeding to be effectively stopped. However, this way, the blood could flow down to the food-pipe or even the windpipe. Thus, the exact opposite should be done: bowing the head forward. Therefore, we should lean forward, carefully grip our nostrils, and breath through the mouth until the bleeding stops.

With stronger or recurrent nose-bleed, it is best to contact an otolaryngologist specialist who can examine the reasons behind the symptom. In the case of recurrent nose-bleed, the specialist can use creams or electrocautery, burning the capillary responsible for the bleeding. The scar acquired through this procedure takes about a week to heal, during which time the patients should not blow their nose too forcefully.

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