December 20, 2012
Health Tip: What's Behind Your Nosebleed
Dryness and allergies are common triggers
(HealthDay News) -- Nosebleeds affect one in seven people during their lives, the American Academy of Otolaryngology says. They're most common among people aged 2-10, and aged 50-80.
The academy says the most common causes of nosebleeds include:
- Dryness, allergies or infections.
- Blowing your nose too hard.
- A blood clotting problem triggered by heredity or a current medication.
- A skull fracture or fracture of the nose.
- Tumors or hereditary blood vessel disorders.