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Epistaxis

Epistaxis means bleeding from the nose. This is a common condition where around 60% of people will have at least one nosebleed in their lifetime. The location of the nose makes it an easy target for injuries and bleeds. Nosebleeds are not always concerning and can be handled at home itself.

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On bumping, my 4-year-old son got nose bleeding. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, My four 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 immediate...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

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 »

I have nosebleed a day after an injury to my head. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I hit my head yesterday, and now the day after I have a nose blood. I have not experienced any other symptoms like dizziness. Should I go to the doctor? kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms of head injuries and concussions can sometimes be very difficult to self-perceive due to something called loss of self-criticism which can also be caused by a head injury itself. Some of the other neurologi...  Read Full »

What could be the severe joint pain with inflammation followed by bleeding from nose after a while?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old female. I started to have severe joint pains and inflammation around three weeks back. Then one day as I was giving a presentation, my team members noticed that I was bleeding profusely from my nose. The in-house nurse was called and I was found with high pressure of...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. I need to clear up a few doubts before giving you the final answer. I understand you had some problem which started three weeks back with joint pains followed by high blood pressure causing a nosebleed. I would like to investigate why...  Read Full »

I have a nose injury and while breathing my left nostril makes a weird nose. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,One week ago and five days, I hit a school clock off the wall and on the left side of my nose. I went to the E.R., and they said it was not broken, and it was only swollen and bruised. The swelling went down, but it is still hurting, and it has been stuff since then. I used a flashlight...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nasal trauma and consequent inflammation can cause symptoms like you are complaining. Epistaxis and stuffiness can be present. Since you have been examined at ER and they did not find any signs of fracture, there is nothing much to worry. The swelling you saw deep in...  Read Full »

How do I stop frequent nose bleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. This query is all about my frequent nose bleeding. It started when I was in grade school, I got nose bleed when it is very hot, or when the air is dry and it only happens once a month or once every two months. For the past three months, I got frequent noseb...  Read Full »


Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern. I assure you that you need not be worried. Epistaxis or nasal bleeding is a very common condition and has been reported to occur in up to 60 percent of the general population. Most nosebleeds are not serious and can...  Read Full »

What vitamin deficiency causes nosebleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 68 years old, and two of her recent consecutive blood reports show very high vitamin B12 levels, over 1500. Her nose has bled for 3 to 4 times in the last six months. Last week, the bleeding was not stopping so she had to be admitted. She has undergone a valve replacement ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The following can be the reasons for her nosebleed, which is also called as epistaxis. Is she on blood thinners? It can be a likely cause for epistaxis in her case. Hypertension can also be a contributory factor¬†if present. She will need an ENT examination and test ac...  Read Full »

How to treat nosebleed that occurred while sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had this problem of nosebleeding while sleeping. As first aid, we told her to lean forward and press her nose while breathing through her mouth. Should we worry?  Read Full »


Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most probable cause of this particular bleed is accelerated hypertension. Epistaxis or nasal bleeds are classified into anterior or posterior (front or back part of the nose) based on the region from where they bleed. In your case, I would definitely consider posterio...  Read Full »

What causes on and off nosebleeds?

Query: Hi doctor, I have nose bleeding from time to time and sometimes it happens when I am under stress or pressure. Sometimes, it happens when I am relaxed too. I started to have this issue before five years. Then it got stopped suddenly and recently I have it while I am having stress. I have done a CT s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nose bleeding (epistaxis) can occur due to many reasons such as trauma, deviated nasal septum, a blood disorder, hypertension, liver disease, and idiopathic cause. Sometimes epistaxis can occur due to hot summer or in a cold dry environment or under stress. When you hav...  Read Full »

My husband's nose is bleeding for the past few days. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband had a bleeding nose for the past few days. The bleeding stops for some time and then continues again. Despite consulting a specialist and taking medicines, his condition has not improved. His nose is still bleeding. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Epistaxis is a quite common event, particularly in the elderly. Vessels become friable and stiff and tend to bleed easily. Higher blood pressure can likely be a cause of epistaxis, and in 50 % of cases, there may b...  Read Full »

Is getting a small amount of blood in nose while blowing a serious issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am noticing a small amount of blood (less than a drop) in the tissue when I dap my nose. There is no blood when I sneeze. Occasionally, I have a little bit of blood when I blow my nose (again less than a drop). I have been trying a humidifier at night and saline nasal spray. Is it somet...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nasal bleed or epistaxis can occur due to several causes, and of these, idiopathic is the most common. It may be be due to minor unrecognized trauma like forceful blowing, nose picking, rubbing, etc. Epistaxis can also occur in common cold. Certain people have thin muc...  Read Full »

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