Nosebleeds treatment

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Nosebleeds are the blood flow from the nose resulting from the rupture of blood vessels in the nasal cavity. As a rule, it is widespread and rarely harmful. However, sometimes it can indicate a severe illness. The treatment for nosebleeds is to stop the blood flow in the nose with the help of swabs, laser cautery or surgery.

The nasal mucosa is sensitive and has many blood vessels near its surface. As a result, nosebleeds are a common problem where nose lining damage leads to blood vessel ruptures and bleeding.

Blood streams from one or both nostrils during the so-called epistaxis. It might last from a few seconds to more than 15 minutes and can be mild or severe. About 60% of the total population experience this condition at least once.

ENT doctors classify nosebleeds as anterior and posterior, respectively, from the anterior and posterior nose sections. The last type is more dangerous because the blood runs down the back of the throat and can provoke vomiting.

There are several possible causes of nosebleeds, including the following:

  • Scratches;
  • Tumours, polyps, angiomas in the nasal cavity;
  • Inflammation in the nose due to allergies, flu or colds;
  • Blood clotting disorders (haemophilia, von Willebrand disease);
  • Congenital anomalies (for example, a deviated nasal septum);.
  • The influence of certain drugs (vasoconstrictor, nasal drops with hormones);
  • Nose injury (hit, trauma, foreign bodies, operations and medical manipulations);
  • Dry or hot air (the mucous membrane dries up, cracks form and the vessels become more brittle).

The main symptom is blood flow from the nose. Blood can flow out in drops or jets, as well as clots.

Often this occurs against the background of rhinitis, congestion, nose itching and other signs of ENT diseases. If a patient loses a lot of blood, he may feel weakness, dizziness, tinnitus, headache, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath.

Regardless of the causes of nosebleeds, the patient should stop the bleeding. It's necessary to tilt the head slightly forward. Don't bend your head back, as the blood will flow into the throat and enter the stomach or respiratory tract. It can lead to nausea and induce vomiting. Pinch the front of the nose on both sides for 5-10 minutes. Breathe through the mouth. Cold on the nose or a cotton swab helps stop bleeding.

Frequent and intense nosebleeds require treatment by an otorhinolaryngologist. Firstly, doctors use conservative therapy (a swab moistened with medicines). In advanced cases, physicians use laser therapy (vessel cautery) or surgery (vessel ligation or deviated septal repair) to prevent further bleeding.

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