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 nose bleeds. 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)
- docusate (Correctol, Colace, Dulcolax, Phillips Liquid-Gels, and many others)
- Nasal Allergy Medications
- sodium chloride - intranasal spray (Ocean, Ayr Saline, Humist, NaSal, Little Noses, Ocean)
- Nasal Decongestants
- menthol and methylsalicylate (Bengay, Icy Hot, Mentholatum D, Salonpas)
- Lysteda (tranexamic acid)
- neomycin tablet - oral
- neomycin/polymyxin/hydrocortisone - topical, Cortisporin
- neomycin/bacitracin/polymyxin/hydrocortisone - topical, Cortisporin
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