(HealthDay News) -- Nosebleeds affect one in seven people during their lives, the American Academy of Otolaryngology says. They're most common among people aged 2-10, and aged 50-80.
The academy says the most common causes of nosebleeds include:
- Dryness, allergies or infections.
- Blowing your nose too hard.
- A blood clotting problem triggered by heredity or a current medication.
- A skull fracture or fracture of the nose.
- Tumors or hereditary blood vessel disorders.
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