Nosebleeds are common in dry climates during winter months, and in hot dry climates with low humidity. People taking blood clotting medications, aspirin, or anti-inflammatory medications may be more prone to nosebleeds. Other factors that contribute to nosebleed are trauma (including nose picking, especially in children), rhinitis (both allergic and nonallergic), and high blood pressure. First-aid treatments for a nosebleed generally do not need medical care. Frequent or chronic nosebleeds may require medical treatment such as over-the-counter (OTC) medication, and prevention of nose picking. Read more: Nosebleed Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Antihistamines (Oral)
- Antihistamine Shots (Injections)
- Nasal Decongestants
- docusate (Correctol, Colace, Dulcolax, Phillips Liquid-Gels, and many others)
- sodium chloride - intranasal spray (Ocean, Ayr Saline, Humist, NaSal, Little Noses, Ocean)
- Nasal Allergy Medications
- Lysteda (tranexamic acid)
- menthol and methylsalicylate (Bengay, Icy Hot, Mentholatum D, Salonpas)
- neomycin tablet - oral
- neomycin/polymyxin/hydrocortisone - topical, Cortisporin
- neomycin/bacitracin/polymyxin/hydrocortisone - topical, Cortisporin
Prevention & Wellness
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- Health Tip: Preventing Nosebleeds
- Health Tip: Prevent Frequent Nosebleeds
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- Health Tip: Why Is My Nose Bleeding?
- Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds
- Health Tip: When Your Child Gets a Nosebleed
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- Health Tip: What's Behind Your Nosebleed
- Health Tip: Treating a Nosebleed
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