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Nose bleed

Nose bleed

The term used for a nosebleed is epistaxis. Nose has a very high supply of blood vessels and eas9ioy get traumatised of affected by raised Blood Pressure

Types of nosebleeds

The site of the bleed represents nosebleeds. There are two main types of nasal bleeding; however, one can cause more serious issues than the other.

  • An anterior nosebleed – This starts in the front of the nose on the lower part of the wall that detaches the two sides of the nose (called the septum).
  • A posterior nosebleed – This takes place deep inside the nose; it can cause bleeding in larger blood vessels in the back part of the nose near the pharynx.

Causes of nosebleeds include:

  • Nose picking
  • Colds  and sinusitis
  • Blowing your nose with force
  • Inserting an object into your nose
  • Injury to the nose or face
  • Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
  • Chemical irritants ( strong odours)
  • High altitudes (lack of oxygen)
  • High Blood pressure
  • Blood thinning drugs being used


There is a list of treating options physicians have to offer; these comprise of:

  • Nasal packing – concocting ribbon gauze or peculiar nasal sponges as far back into your nose as possible.
  • Cautery – a minor process that treats the specific area from where it is bleeding to seal it off; this is used when the specific blood vessel is identified.
  • Septal surgery is a surgical operation to straighten a crooked septum (the wall between the two nose channels), either innate or caused by an injury.
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