How to avoid nosebleeds?

How to avoid nosebleeds?

Prevention methods.

Bleeding from the nose is medically called epistaxis - it is common in children and the elderly.

Visually, it looks terrifying for people with non-medical education, however, in a large percentage of clinical cases, it is an insignificant discomfort, that is, it is not a symptom of a dangerous pathology.

The exposed surface of the nose consists of many tiny blood vessels - the blood vessels near the surface are easily damaged and irritated.

The most common causes of nosebleeds are dry air, finger irritation, allergies and trauma.

You should consult a doctor if:

  • You often have epistaxis;
  • Notice the symptoms of anemia;
  • The patient is a child under 2 years old;
  • You are taking blood-thinning medications;
  • You have a blood clotting problem and the bleeding does not stop;
  • You drink a new medicine and you think that nosebleeds are a side effect of the medicine;
  • Notice unusual bruising along with nosebleeds.

For prevention, it is recommended:

  • Moisten the nose;
  • Use an air humidifier in the bedroom at night;
  • Sneeze with your mouth open;
  • Do not blow your nose often and forcefully;
  • Nothing works in the nasal cavity, neither a finger nor any other foreign body;
  • If you blame your nosebleeds on medication, tell your doctor about the side effect of the medication;
  • You should consult a doctor if you cannot control the symptoms of nasal allergy;
  • You should give up tobacco;
  • Be sure to wear protective equipment if you have to do such activities, due to which there is a high risk of facial and nose injuries;
  • Clip the child's nails.