April 6, 2008

How to Stop Nosebleed Problems

If you are having problems with nosebleeds it is a good idea to use a humidifier to keep the nasal passages moist. Nosebleeds are very common during cold weather because indoor heat can make the tiny blood vessels inside the nose dry up and crack. If a person has allergies or a deviated septum, where the ridge of the cartilage between the nostrils isn’t aligned properly, the person could have nosebleeds more often due to restricted nostril airflow, which dries up the blood vessels even more.

To stop a nosebleed it is recommended to sit upright with your head tilted slightly back and pinch the tip of the nose for five to ten minutes. If this doesn’t help, it s a good idea to go to an otolarngologist to check for other problems that are getting in the way of stopping the bleeding. Having high blood pressure and taking anticoagulants, such as aspirins, can influence whether a nosebleed can be stopped. High blood pressure prevents bleeding vessels from sealing up and anticoagulants stop the blood from clotting.

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