Bleeding from the nose is called epistaxis. Nosebleeds are usually caused due to trauma to the nose, and in few cases, inhalation of dry air, foreign bodies, and sinus infections. Tumor and vascular malformation are rare causes of nosebleeds. Nosebleeds can be either anterior or posterior. In anterior nosebleeds, bleeding originates from the wall between the two nostrils, and posterior nosebleeds occur where the artery supplies the blood to the nose. Nasal packing, ligation, cautery, and septal surgery are some treatment options.
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I got in a fight four days back after which I experienced nose bleeding, pain in my neck and back, along with dizziness. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I got in a fight four days back in which I got my nose hit and bleeding started along with pain in my neck and back. And I feel dizzy after waking up from a surface, but today there is no such significant pain, but sometimes dizziness is there. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. After thoroughly examining your symptoms, I have concluded that you have to answer some more questions because it is not clear enough to declare a diagnosis. Did you hit your head? Do you have a fever? Do you have nausea? Do you have double vis... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for nosebleed.
Query: Hi doctor, My 3 year old daughter has had three nosebleeds in about 3 hours. During the nosebleeds, she said her cheek bone area close to her nose hurts. What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.A few common causes of nasal bleeding are dry air, picking of the nose, rubbing, allergies, trauma to the head or nose and nose blowing.In your history I do not see any history suggestive of trauma or fall. Dry air or nasal picking is a possible cause.When a child has na... Read Full »
Can ADHD result from banging head against the wall?
Query: Hi doctor, I am not living together with my husband and we have a six year old boy. My child is living with my husband only. He used to meet me for some time and tell all the information what he had done. Before four years, when he was 2 years old, he said that, my husband banged my son's head five ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, let me tell you that you are doing a great job managing a kid with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) along with some family issues what you had mentioned. Regarding the head banging episode, which you had mentioned is two years back when he was... Read Full »
Blood is coming from my nose and mouth. What may be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor,From my nose and mouth, blood is coming.Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Causes for bleeding from nose are: Infections like sinusitis or rhinitis may cause epistaxis. Nasal dryness or nasal pricking may cause bleeding. Other possible causes are hypertension, thrombocytopenia, vigorous sneezing or drugs like Aspirin may induce bleeding... Read Full »
What should I do to overcome pollen allergy?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my allergies. I believe I am allergic to pollen and I have these allergies all year long. I am always snuffing, wiping, started to have nose bleeds recently. I tried every over the counter allergy pill and spray and nothing gives me release. What should I do? Is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nose bleeds are due to running nose, dryness and crusting, all of which manifest in allergic rhinitis. You need to get a skin flick testing done to check what you are allergic to. Thereafter you should try allergen avoidance, pharmacotherapy and some precautions. If these... Read Full »
Why did I get blood when I blew my nose?
Query: Hi doctor, For the past five days, I have been having quite a bit of blood come up in my mucus when I blow my nose. My sinuses are sore and puffy. Today, my right cheek and right side of my nose have gone numb and tingling. Kindly help me. Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history provided and image provided, it is blood stained discharge with mucus. Hence, the possibility of acute sinusitis or rhinitis is present. Your workup should be done as follow. Rhinoscopy nose examination, PNS x-ray (paranasal sinus), CBC (... Read Full »
On bumping, my 4-year-old son got nose bleeding. How to treat it?
Query: Hello doctor, My 4 year old son bumped his nose on his cousin, while in a swimming pool. It bled a lot, but I pinched his nose for a couple of minutes while he was sitting on my lap. The bleeding stopped immediately. Now, he is calm and watching television. Should I take him to a doctor immediately? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mechanical compression is the treatment of epistaxis, most of the bleeding stop by this method. If the bleeding does not stop, then we do a nasal packing. But in this case, as the bleeding stopped, there is no need of further treatment if there is no recurrence of ... Read Full »
My 10-month-old daughter had blood in her nose after a fall. Should I be worried?
Query: Hi doctor, My 10 month old daughter had a fall from bed. She had little blood in her nose. Blood is just little and not dripping. Is it something to worry about? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is not good if she had blood.Although it looks like blood from nose, in case of trauma we need to rule out internal damage.We need to do CT head to look for any damage or internal bleeding in cranium. It will be a simple procedure, only NCCT - noncontrast CT scan ... Read Full »
After a fall, nose started bleeding. Is it dangerous?
Query: Hi doctor, Two days ago, my father fell on the road facing down. He is 71 years old. He got injured on his knee, wrist, and nose started bleeding due to injury. I took him to a local doctor who prescribed a few medicines and a tetanus injection. I am attaching the prescription along with this for y... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Bleeding from the nose and clots below the eye are dangerous signs of internal bleeding or hemorrhage in the brain. I would suggest you immediately carry out a CT scan of the head and neck re... Read Full »
What can be the reason for the diminished sense of smell?
Query: Hi doctor. I think my sensitivity to smell has reduced. I can properly smell once later, but the scent is diminished. I know it is not due to COVID because I have done many tests over the past three weeks. Three weeks back, I had nasal congestion, and I could not smell anything, but now it is fine. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. Based on what you have shared, I understand that you have been having a reduced sense of smell for more than three weeks. Yes, nasal congestion can cause a reduced sense of smell; however, in the presence of blood-stained discharge, it would be prudent to get an ENT ... Read Full »