Nosebleeds: Causes, home remedies and treatments
(Natural News) The inner nose is one of the more sensitive parts of the body. It is lined with delicate blood vessels found close to the surface of the skin. If these blood vessels start to break, it will result in a nosebleed. Nosebleeds are common and can be frightening for some individuals, but they are rarely severe and can often be treated in the comfort of your own home.
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There are two classifications of nosebleeds: anterior and posterior. An anterior nosebleed happens when the vessels in front of the nose break and bleed. These are usually triggered through extensive nose blowing when sick and attribute to 90 percent of the total diagnosed nosebleeds. On the other hand, posterior nosebleeds stem from the back or deepest part of the nose. Because bleeding occurs deep down, this can cause blood to flow down the throat, which could be dangerous for your health.
There are many causes of nosebleeds. If a nosebleed is sudden or infrequent, there is no cause for immediate alarm. However, frequent nosebleeds might be a cause of concern because it could be an indication of an underlying health problem like leukemia.
One of the most common causes of nosebleed is dry air. This can dry out the nasal membranes, which refer to the tissues inside the nose. Dry air can lead to crusting inside the nose, which could break when scratched or picked at. This causes bleeding. Other potential causes of nosebleeding include the following chronic cold or sinus problems, allergies, nose injuries, nose picking, and objects placed into the nose.
Most nosebleeds, especially anterior ones, don’t require a lot of medical attention and often heal on its own over time. However, it is still recommended to visit a specialist when a nosebleed continues for a very long time.