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Winter Nosebleeds

Dry air can bring them on

(HealthDayNews) -- If you're susceptible to nosebleeds, the dry winter air may bring them on more frequently, according to the Medical College of Wisconsin. A dry environment can make the lining in your nose thinner and more vulnerable to minor irritations.

Reduce the likelihood of your nose bleeding by:

  • Drinking more water.
  • Using a salt-based nasal spray as frequently as necessary.
  • Gently applying a small amount of petroleum jelly to the lining of your nose.
  • Using a home humidifier.
  • Avoiding regular use of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications. They diminish the blood's ability to clot.
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