About Nose Bleeds

Nosebleeds, or epistaxis, are a common medical condition that many patients experience. Nosebleeds can occur at any age, but frequent nosebleeds are most common in young children aged 2-10 years and adults aged 50-80 years. Nosebleeds can be divided into two types, depending on the location of the bleeding source: anterior or posterior.

Anterior

Anterior nosebleeds are bleeds that originate in the lower part of the septum. These nosebleeds are common in dry climates or during the winter when the lack of moisture in the air dehydrates the nose. Keeping the nose moisturized and hydrated in dry conditions is helpful in preventing anterior nosebleeds. Patients can use a humidifier to counteract dry air, or a saline nasal spray to moisten the nasal membranes.

Posterior

Posterior nosebleeds are bleeds that originate in the higher or back part of the nose. Because of the location of the bleed, posterior nosebleeds are generally more severe than anterior nosebleeds and will nearly always require medical care. Posterior nosebleeds are more likely to occur due to injury to the nose or face, or in older patients or patients with high blood pressure.

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Nose Bleed Treatments

If you experience frequent nosebleeds, it is important to have an examination to determine the location and cause of nosebleeds. One of the most common treatments for nosebleeds is cauterization. Chemical or electrical cautery can be used to control an enlarged or bleeding vessel. This is a brief and non-invasive treatment that can be performed in the office during your appointment.

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