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Nosebleeds Causes

Nosebleeds Causes

By DAD Ayurveda Clinic Staff

The lining of your nose contains many small blood vessels that are close to the surface and are easily irritated.

These are the two main most common causes of Nosebleeds:

  • Dry air  when your nasal membranes are dry, they are more vulnerable to bleeding and infection
  • Nose Picking

Other causes of nosebleeds include:

  • Acute sinusitis (nasal and sinus infection)
  • Allergies
  • Aspirin use
  • Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia
  • Blood thinners (anticoagulants), such as Sumedha and Liv-Care
  • Chemical irritants, such as ammonia
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Cocaine use
  • Common cold
  • Deviated septum
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Nasal sprays, such as those used to treat allergies, if used by you
  • Non-allergic rhinitis (not related to allergies to a chronic cough or sneeze)
  • Trauma to the nose

Less common causes of nosebleeds include:

Alcohol use

  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Leukemia
  • Nasal and paranasal tumors
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal surgery

In general, nosebleeds are not a result or symptom of high blood pressure.

The causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with a DAD Ayurveda doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.