What Causes a Bloody Nose?

More than half the population will experience a nosebleed during their lifetime, and they are generally not a cause for concern. Common causes of nose bleeds include:

  • Injury
  • Foreign objects in the nasal cavity
  • Excessive dryness (caused by lack of humidity or medications)
  • Environmental irritants, including allergens

Bloody noses can also be more common for people with bleeding disorders or who take medications that thin the blood such as Aspirin. 

How Do I Know If My Nose Bleeds Are Serious?

Child with a nose-bleed.

Usually, nose bleeds are not serious. However, you should see a doctor if your bloody nose:

  • Occurs after an injury
  • Is excessive
  • Lasts more than 20 minutes
  • Causes difficulty breathing

Also, consider getting an evaluation if your nose bleeds are chronic to identify any triggers and the underlying cause.

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