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BLEEDING NOSE

Bleeding nose or nosebleed generally indicates the draining of blood through the nostrils. It is medically called epistaxis, a common medical problem in adults and children between the ages of 2 and 10. Nosebleeds, although seem scary, are rarely serious and may need medical intervention.

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Depending on location of bleeding, it is categorized into two types:
  • Anterior nosebleeds: This is the most common type in which bleeding happens from front part of the nose.
  • Posterior nosebleeds: This occurs at the back of the nose. It is less common, but a serious one which may need medical treatment.
Causes of Nosebleeds

Several local and systemic factors cause bleeding nose such as:

  • Trauma or accident resulting in rupture of mucosal membrane of the nose. For eg. A punch in the face, nasal fracture etc.
  • Damage by external objects stuck in the nose or nose picking.
  • Dry skin or conditions (winter seasons)
  • Frequent sneezing and hard nose blowing
  • Allergic reactions and infections like rhinitis, sinusitis and other respiratory tract infections.
  • Overuse of nasal sprays, decongestants, antihistamines and blood thinning medicines like aspirin, warfarin.
  • Hypertension and blood clotting disorders.
  • Nasopharyngeal tumors.
Treatment of Nosebleeds

Anyone can get affected by nosebleeds and can look serious. They are not usually an indication of any serious illness. Most often they can be treated at home.

When you notice your nosebleed, sit or stand still and squeeze the soft part of the nose gently and firmly for about 10 -15 minutes. Ensure you close the nostrils and breathe through the mouth. Leaning forward will prevent the blood going down the throat. Lying down may result in swallowing blood which will irritate the stomach causing nausea and vomiting. Apply a cold pack over the bridge of the nose and repeat the steps if bleeding continue.

Seek Treatment from an ENT specialist or a Physician if:
  • Nosebleed occurs in children under the age of two years.
  • Repeated nosebleeds or any other bleeding is observed along with nosebleed
  • Shortness of breath is observed
  • Heart palpitations occurs
  • Nosebleed happens due to blood thinning medication
  • Blood clotting disorders like hemophilia, liver and kidney disorders are present.
  • Had recent chemotherapy
Depending on location of bleeding, it is categorized into two types:
  • Anterior nosebleeds: This is the most common type in which bleeding happens from front part of the nose.
  • Posterior nosebleeds: This occurs at the back of the nose. It is less common, but a serious one which may need medical treatment.
Causes of Nosebleeds

Several local and systemic factors cause bleeding nose such as:

  • Trauma or accident resulting in rupture of mucosal membrane of the nose. For eg. A punch in the face, nasal fracture etc.
  • Damage by external objects stuck in the nose or nose picking.
  • Dry skin or conditions (winter seasons)
  • Frequent sneezing and hard nose blowing
  • Allergic reactions and infections like rhinitis, sinusitis and other respiratory tract infections.
  • Overuse of nasal sprays, decongestants, antihistamines and blood thinning medicines like aspirin, warfarin.
  • Hypertension and blood clotting disorders.
  • Nasopharyngeal tumors.
Treatment of Nosebleeds

Anyone can get affected by nosebleeds and can look serious. They are not usually an indication of any serious illness. Most often they can be treated at home.

When you notice your nosebleed, sit or stand still and squeeze the soft part of the nose gently and firmly for about 10 -15 minutes. Ensure you close the nostrils and breathe through the mouth. Leaning forward will prevent the blood going down the throat. Lying down may result in swallowing blood which will irritate the stomach causing nausea and vomiting. Apply a cold pack over the bridge of the nose and repeat the steps if bleeding continue.

Seek Treatment from an ENT specialist or a Physician if:
  • Nosebleed occurs in children under the age of two years.
  • Repeated nosebleeds or any other bleeding is observed along with nosebleed
  • Shortness of breath is observed
  • Heart palpitations occurs
  • Nosebleed happens due to blood thinning medication
  • Blood clotting disorders like hemophilia, liver and kidney disorders are present.
  • Had recent chemotherapy

Why Choose BSR for Nose Bleeding?

BSR ENT Hospital is one of the renowned Hospitals in Secunderabad with a high success rate of surgeries and clinical outcomes since the past 40 years. The team of expert and experienced surgeons has improved the quality of life for people with various serious ENT disorders.

The clinic is equipped with a range of modern equipment and technologies for the convenience and best results for our patients. We maintain online patient records to help see the medical history of the patient that helps faster diagnosis.

Our in-house laboratory saves time in diagnosis with faster test results available. At BSR, we believe in patient-centric approach to treatment and care and ensure that every patient receives the best in class treatment at affordable price.

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