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Nose is very delicate and vascular NutriO2 part of our body. So you may have bloody nose if you have any trauma to your face. Bleeding from nose is also called as Epistaxis. There are various causes of nose bleed. Nose bleed is common in dry and winter season as nasal membrane dry out in such weather. Patients on anti-coagulants medication like warfarin, aspirin may have nosebleed. Other predisposing factors include high blood pressure, infection, trauma, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, alcohol abuse, and some inherited bleeding diseases. Smoking cigarettes can dry and crack the nose lining, resulting in bleeding from nose. During high blood pressure, small vessels in nose also have high blood pressure, which may rupture during this episode. When we see an abrupt rise in blood pressure, then chances of nose bleeding are more.
Any severe nose bleed, that lasts more than 15 minutes should warrant a visit to the local Emergency Room or doctors office. Doctor may prefer Cauterization, this process involves using a special solution called silver nitrate or an electrical or heating device to burn the artery so that it stops bleeding. Your doctor will numb your nose before cauterization. Your doctor may also go for nasal packing or adrenaline spray or stiching if necessary. Packing the nose involves putting special gauze or an inflatable latex balloon into the nose so that enough pressure is placed on the artery to make it stop bleeding.