Nasal Bleeding

Nasal bleeding is otherwise called epistaxis. It can occur due to nose picking, nose injury, blowing nose forcefully, cold and sinusitis presenting with repeated sneezing and coughing. Frequent nose bleeds can indicate a serious disorder like high blood pressure or a serious blood clotting disorder. Nose bleeding can be stopped by sitting upright, leaning slightly forward, and pinching both nostrils shut for 5 to 10 minutes. In severe cases, topical vasoconstriction, chemical cautery, electrocautery, and nasal packing are done.

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I have frequent nosebleeds. How to stop the heavy nasal bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor,I get frequent nosebleeds, but they stop sooner. But for the past weeks, the nosebleeds have kept recurring. Last two episodes, I had heavy bleeding and took time to stop. So I am taking NyQuil pills and Ricola cough drops. I also had Plan B tablets once.  Read Full »


Dr. Christian V. Yecyecan

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.Nosebleeds are very alarming symptoms. You need to consult an ENT (ear, nose, throat) specialist and take an endoscopy. In the meantime, I suggest you tablet Tranexamic acid 500 mg thrice daily for three days to control the symptoms. Avoid birth co...  Read Full »

How much does surgery for rhinosporidiosis cost?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rhinosporidiosis in my right nose for the past 18 months and had a previous history of nasal bleeding 18 months back. I am currently taking tablet Alcipro 500 mg, steroid, and tablet Omeprazole. The physician suggested that I needed an operation for this problem. I want to know the...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It is usually acquired from a water source infected by the organism. Not many drugs are effective against this disease. Complete excision of the disease is ...  Read Full »

Using betnelan tablet for asthma. What are the side effects of it?

Query: Dear Doctor, In the last 6 years, I am using Betnelan tablet for asthma. I want to know the side effects of it. Age 28 years, m, height: 170cm, weight 44kg.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The side-effects of betnelan tablet are as follows: Loss of skin atrophy. Local white patches of deeply pigmented skin. Dryness. Irritation. Nasal bleed. Ulceration or perforation of the nasal septum. Smell and taste disturbances. Hoarseness and fungal infection of the ...  Read Full »

I have recurring nosebleeds for over two months now. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring nose bleeds for two months. Before pandemics, I had a large blood clot of 5 to 6 inches. After a week, I saw a dry blood clot again about three inches. I took an X-ray before pandemics. The doctor told me it was sinusitis. Even after taking medications, I have the same...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various reasons to have nose bleeding at your age. Accelerated hypertension is one of the causes. It is better to check your blood pressure every three hours. It can occur at any time suddenly. When the blood pressure shoots up, you start to have a torrential ...  Read Full »

Can blowing your nose result in nosebleeds?

Query: Hi doctor, Before five days, I had a thick mucus in my nose. Due to carving of my nose, I had a wound without nosebleeds. I used Vaseline and it got stopped on the next day. But I had some mucus in my nose. They were yellowish sticky and odorous. When I tried to blow my nose, I had some bleeding ...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether the discharge is unilateral or bilateral. Please mention whether you have any nasal blockage or any obstruction. Please mention whether you have a cold, sneezing, and tenderness in the nose. Please mention whether your sense of smell is normal.   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 som...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

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 m...  Read Full »

How is a nose fracture diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, While playing volleyball game today, I think my nose hit my teammate's leg when we were going after the ball. Now, my nose hurts. When I try to move it, I hear a cracking noise. Also, I think it is swollen. Would my nose be broken? Should I meet my athletic trainer?  Read Full »


Dr. Srinidhi Ravi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A cracking noise and a swollen nose are suggestive of a broken nose. It means there could be a fracture in the nasal bones. Another symptom would be bleeding from the nose at the time of injury. In case of a nasal fracture there will be a lot of swelling over the nose...  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 »


Dr. Arti Sharma

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 ...  Read Full »

Can allergic asthma turn into permanent asthma?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 29 years old now. I have allergic asthma for last 6 to 7 years but in very mild form (mild suffocation and coughing for 2 to 3 days, once in three months). It used to get triggered by an old house (old book or newspaper dust) or distemper and paints or orange flavored drinks. But s...  Read Full »


Dr. Kartik Sood

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your symptoms, you are suffering from bronchial asthma with allergic rhinitis, but you need to confirm this by doing a spirometry with reversibility test. Asthma is a disease related to hypersensitivity of our respiratory system to some allergens which cause tri...  Read Full »

What could be the major cause of nose bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 9 years old. She gets nose bleeding once in few months and also gum bleeding. She complains about occasional back pain, stomach burning, and hip pain too. My family physician has written down a series of tests and asked me to get opinions from a hematologist, gastroenterolog...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerendra Channabasappa Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the medical history of your child, I can understand that she is having bleeding manifestations with normal CBC (complete blood count) and coagulation workup. I would like to know about the below-mentioned questions, Since when does your daughter experience the b...  Read Full »

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