Nosebleeds: Minor Irritation or Cause for Concern?

| Posted On Mar 01, 2017 | By:

If a nosebleed occurs out of the blue, it can be a pretty scary event. But nosebleeds are pretty common and usually don’t indicate anything too serious.

Our noses contain a great number of small blood vessels that are close to the surface and can bleed easily if aggravated. As such, nosebleeds tend to occur more often during the winter months because the cold winter air and dry indoor heat irritate the nose.

Other causes of nosebleeds include:

Less common causes of nosebleeds include:

How can you treat a nosebleed?

When should you contact your physician?

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About Dr. Thomas Kaegi

Dr. Thomas Kaegi is an internist at our Concord practice and is board certified in internal medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY. He completed his residency and internship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.