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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What is the cause of my nose bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 9 years old. She gets nose bleeding once in a 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, gastroentero...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerendra Channabasappa Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 bl...  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 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 »

I noticed slight nose bleed a day after fall. Should I get it checked?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday I was walking and tripped, resulting in a facial injury from concrete. The point of impact was my nose, and aside from several cuts, I am unsure if it is broken. It is not crooked at all and did not even bleed when the incident occurred. But it is quite swollen and hurts to touc...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have sustained some bruise and possibly internal injury over the bony dorsum of the nose. This is the area of nasal bones, their suturing with each other and their junction with the frontal bone (forehead bone). If you were to come to me, I would check for crepi...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing heavy nose bleeding despite taking treatment. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I was admitted to the emergency room twice for a nosebleed. I have also seen an ENT doctor who burned the blood vessels. I have tried plugging it in for 30 minutes a few times, spraying up each nose, and putting ice pack. I am still having heavy nosebleeds. What can I do?Kindly help.Tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you have an episode of epistaxis, you are more likely to have it again. Most of the time, there is no major cause, but at times it may be due to some more serious cause. First, get your basic blood counts done to rule out any defect in the clotting mechanism. Second...  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 minutes...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mostly the bleeds are due to dryness. Since you have an 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 on either side of your nose while keeping your nose pinched. Elevate ...  Read Full »

I have a feeling of something stuck at the back of my throat, accompanied by a nose bleed. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel like something is stuck at the back of my throat, and I have continuous cough. It might not be anything, but I do not know. Sometimes when I blow my nose, blood comes out. What could be the problem? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and have specific questions for the same: Is there any change in voice? Do you have any difficulty or block while swallowing food or liquids? Any pain while swallowing? Do you smoke or drink? Are you having a cough now, also? Is i...  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?Thank you.  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 b...  Read Full »

My nose bleeds frequently multiple times a week. What might the cause be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had frequent nose bleeds for the past several months. It occurs around one to four times a week and sometimes multiple times in a row. What could be the reason? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed your laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The reports are normal except for a mild marginal increase in cholesterol levels, which is quite normal. So the nose b...  Read Full »

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 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 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 »

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