Bleeding From Nose

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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Will deviated nasal septum cause nosebleeds?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nosebleed once every two months. My nose appears crooked, and I get stuffy with a crust that I pick. I have had issues with post nasal drip for a few years. I have attached images for your reference. Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The basal view of your nose does not show much of a deformity (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). However, I can say that the tip is broad. The nostrils are narrow. Does it cause a lot of crusting? We need to check the nasal valve area. Is there ...  Read Full »

How to to treat my son who has frequent bleeding from nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eight years old boy and he is having on and off bleeding from the nose. When I looked inside the nose, I can see a polyp in the right nose. It is blocking up the nasal passage and there is a small one in the left nose. I need some advice. How to proceed further? Please suggest. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the sent picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The polyp like structure present in the right nostril is the inferior turbinate of the right side. It is a normal structure and it appears blue due to bleeding or allergies. In an eig...  Read Full »

I noticed blood in my dad's nose after a fall. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad met with a fall in the bathroom today and bled from the right side of his nose. The bleeding stopped after 2 minutes, but I noticed that the nose contains a few drops of blood. I took him to the ER and had an x-ray. But, my doctor advised us to go home and have a review after a wee...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the x-ray that you shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I cannot make out any nasal bone fracture. The bleeding is due to injury to the nose. If there is no active bleeding and no fracture detectable in the x-ray, then we manage the same conser...  Read Full »

I have blood in my mucus when I blow my nose. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have suffered from a problem at the back of my nose for at least 10 years. Sometimes I will get a build up of lots of mucus quite a lot (which I am guessing is from acid reflux which I suffer from) and have to clear my throat. I also get an irritating feeling, a bit tickly maybe, at t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms do suggest like it is rhinosinusitis. It is a chronic problem, and the use of sprays for a small duration will not completely relieve you of the problem. Similar complaints Wil also be present due to acid reflux. I hope you are on proper medications to ...  Read Full »

How can I stop nosebleeds and discomfort due to 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 »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 the...  Read Full »

Why am I having nosebleeds and dryness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 22 years old, 110 pounds (50 kg), and height 160 cm. I rarely have nosebleeds, but I had one two days back and again this morning. It woke me up before work. The last lasted for 10 minutes (it seemed like a normal nosebleed). The one this morning lasted around 45 minute...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mostly the bleeds are due to dryness. Since you have iron deficiency you must be more careful. To stop nosebleeds pinch the nose for three minutes gently so that it gets occluded. Apply ice packs in either side of nose while keeping your nose pinched. Elevate head end o...  Read Full »

What is the remedy for dry nose and repeated nose bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 65 years old and I am having a dry nose and repeated nose bleeding, once in 10 days. Currently, I am on tablet Etamsylate. What is the remedy?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You must keep the nasal mucosa moist and hydrated. For that purpose, you may use either 0.5 % menthol paraffin nose drops or plain saline nasal spray like Solspre. Use these as many times as required and keep the mucosa lubricated. Meanwhile, check if you suffer from...  Read Full »

Does nose bleeding occur after a septoplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I have done a septoplasty and the dressing was taken out yesterday. Now my nose bleeds a lot the whole day and then it was normal. Today I woke up and there was a lot of blood in my nose and it was dry inside. Is it because I missed out taking the nasal spray while I was asl...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is normal to have some bleeding after septoplasty operation. Subsequently, in the postoperative week, there occurs crusting and dryness due to the dried up blood clots and mucus. In my set up, in addition to giving saline nasal drops or douching, we also give Mup...  Read Full »

I find clotted blood whenever I clean my nose. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having clotted blood whenever I go for cleaning the nose from the last few days. After every four hours, my nose is choking.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Use Solspre nasal spray (Sodium chloride) two to three puffs every few hours. It will help keep the mucosa lubricated and avoid excessive dryness. These days due to weather change and pollution, extreme dryness occurs which causes abrasions and bleeding in the nasal...  Read Full »

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