May 21, 2009
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.