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What causes a nose bleed?

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These things can cause a nose bleed:

  • Dry climates or dry, heated air that dries out the inside of your nose
  • Picking your nose or rubbing it too hard
  • A cold
  • Repeated nose-blowing
  • A nose injury
  • Allergies or allergy medicines that can dry out your nose
  • Other medications you’re taking such as certain blood thinners
  • A sinus infection

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 21, 2020

Medically Reviewed on 9/21/2020

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: “Nosebleeds.”

KidsHealth.org: “Nosebleeds.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Nosebleed.”

Cleveland Clinic: “When Do Frequent Nose Bleeds Signal Rare, Dangerous Disorder?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 21, 2020

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: “Nosebleeds.”

KidsHealth.org: “Nosebleeds.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Nosebleed.”

Cleveland Clinic: “When Do Frequent Nose Bleeds Signal Rare, Dangerous Disorder?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 21, 2020

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