Frequent Nosebleeds? 4 Possible Causes And How To Treat Them

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Although nosebleeds are fairly common, when adults get them for no apparent reason, this can be cause for concern.

Of course, sometimes we get nosebleeds from bumping our nose on something, blowing our nose too hard, or an inflammation of the nose. Any of these problems can cause the vessels inside the nose to bleed.

But frequent nosebleeds can be a sign of something else. Keep reading and find out the 4 possible causes and what you can do about it.


1. Dry Air

Let’s face it, sometimes, it’s nothing more than some really dry air that tends to dry out the lining of the nose, causing it to crack open and bleed. Dry air can happen from indoor forced air heating, air conditioning, or even just very cold outdoor air. Try using a humidifier indoors and moistening nasal sprays when you go outdoors.


2. Health Conditions

Kidney disease, liver disease, the chronic overconsumption of alcohol or some other unknown health condition can lower the body’s ability to clot blood, which can cause nosebleeds. Other conditions such as high blood pressure or heart failure can cause a sudden, rapid increase in blood pressure that can cause your nose to bleed. This is usually accompanied with feelings of anxiety, shortness of breath, and a sudden, severe headache. If you experience any of these symptoms, please see your doctor ASAP to rule them out or to get treatment.

Of course, other things that aren’t so serious can cause nosebleeds including the common cold, allergies, and frequent nose blowing. All of these irritate the lining of the nose, causing it to crack and bleed.

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