Nose Bleed for No Reason? Here Are Possible Causes
By Jennifer J. Brown, PhD everydayhealth.com
When an adult has a nosebleed for no apparent reason, it could be related to medications, health conditions, or simply dry air.
“..2. Dry air from indoor heating or outdoor environment, which can dry the lining of the nose
Dry air can cause the lining of the nose to crack and bleed, leading to a nosebleed. Using a humidifier while sleeping can help relieve dryness in the external environment. Use of nose sprays are helpful to humidify the nose interior.
Nose Problems in Dry Climate
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2013 | By Sandra Ketcham livestrong.com
“…To function effectively, the nasal passages must be kept moist at all times, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. While this is not generally a problem, prolonged exposure to dry climates can dry out the nose and lead to a variety of problems. Most dry nose problems are easily resolved by increasing environmental humidity levels and by taking proper care of the nose during harsh weather…”
Nosebleed – Symptoms, Causes, Tests – NY Times Health … nytimes.com
“..Upper respiratory infection
Very cold or very dry air..”
What precautions can you take to prevent nose bleeding? medicinenet.com
The most common cause of a nose bleeds is drying of the nasal membranes. If a person is prone to recurrent or frequent nosebleeds, it is often helpful to lubricate the nose with an ointment of some type. The ointment can be applied gently with a Q-tip or fingertip up inside the nose, especially on the middle portion (the septum). Many people use remedies for nosebleeds such as A + D ointment, methylsalicylate/menthol (Mentholatum, BenGay, Icy Hot), Polysporin, neomycin/bacitracin/polymyxin (Neosporin ointment), or Vaseline. Saline mist nasal spray is often helpful (Ocean Spray). Continue Reading”…
3 Incredibly Easy Remedies to Help a Dry Nose everydayroots.com
” dry nose I’ve been on a kick doing home remedies to help with dryness lately because it’s an issue that is near and “dear” to my heart. Almost as bad as chapped lips is a dry nose-or more specifically, dried out nasal passages. As the weather gets cold and I find myself reaching for tissue more often, I am starting to feel the painful dryness set in. It gets so bad I just dread waking up in the morning. While many people turn for a little tub of petroleum jelly, I tend to steer clear of that-especially since you can end up inhaling it, which isn’t a good thing if you wind up with a glob in your lungs…”
5 Ways to Treat Dry Nose Written by Brian Krans
Medically Reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE on April 6, 2015 healthline.com
“Many remedies for treating a dry nose can be purchased with a single trip to your neighborhood drugstore, or with things you already have in your home!
1. Petroleum Jelly
Use your fingers to apply a small dab of petroleum jelly to the lining inside of your nose. Not only is it good for keeping your nose moisturized, it’s also safely handled by your stomach in small amounts. Lip balm works as well.
Sleeping with a dry mist humidifier in your bedroom can help increase the humidity in your room, which can provide relief to your nasal passages. Place the humidifier in the center of the room. Here’s a tip: don’t point it at furniture because the excess moisture can promote mold growth and damage wooden surfaces.
3. Nasal Spray
Nasal sprays can be used to wet the nasal passages. Just don’t overuse them because this can lead to chronic dry nose.
4. Damp Wipes
Moisten a facial tissue with water using a spray bottle, and wipe along the lining of your nostrils. This can help prevent drying and irritation. You can also use baby wipes, which are designed for cleaning sensitive areas without causing over-drying.
5. Steam or Sauna
A common home facial treatment, steam can also help relieve a dry nose. You can even hang your head over a sink of hot water, but the effects of steam won’t last for long.
Besides using moisture in the air, make sure you help your body from the inside by staying hydrated. Drinking plenty of fluids like water or tea — especially if you have a dry nose during a cold — can help moisturize your nose from the inside out.”
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