Symptoms & Causes
The lining of your nose consists of many small blood vessels that can be damaged by exposure to dry, cold air during the winter season – and this can cause them to bleed. Other triggers for nosebleeds are acute sinusitis (sinus infection), allergies, physical trauma, and even blowing the nose. For at home treatment of a nosebleed it is advised to sit down while tilting your head forward and pinching the soft part of your nose for ten to fifteen minutes. If afterwards nose bleeding occurrences persist then you should immediately consult a doctor.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Your physician will inquire about your medical history and duration of time the nosebleeds have been occurring. Based on what your physician considers to be the root cause for your symptoms, he or she might administer a physical exam and have imaging tests ordered.
You can help prevent nosebleeds by using saline nasal spray or having a humidifier inside your home. Avoid picking or blowing your nose too vigorously because doing so can cause additional trauma that results in nosebleeds.