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Health Tip: Why is My Nose Bleeding?

Some likely causes

(HealthDay News) -- Nosebleeds are common in many people, often because of a respiratory illness or dry conditions.

The University of Maryland Medical Center offers this list of typical reasons for nosebleeds:

  • Nasal allergies.
  • Blowing your nose too hard or trying to remove something from inside the nose.
  • A result of "popping" the ear.
  • Nasal exposure to chemicals.
  • Frequent sneezing or having an upper respiratory infection.
  • Use of nasal spray or a blood-thinning drug, such as aspirin.
  • Inhaling air that is extremely dry or cold.
  • Having recent surgery on the nose or elsewhere on the face.
  • Breaking the nose or a similar injury.
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