Ear, Nose and Throat Blog

Nosebleed prevention

Winter weather is upon us, and as the temperatures and humidity drop, the number of nosebleeds experienced by those in our community increase greatly. Nosebleeds, referred to as epistaxis, are a common occurrence during the winter months. To help abate them, use saline nasal spray or gel regularly. A room air humidifier in your home or bedroom can be helpful as well. The key is to increase moisturization in the nose, so that the tissue is less likely to break open and start bleeding. Avoiding manipulation of the inside of the nose (i.e. nose picking!) is helpful as well. If these things have not worked successfully for you, perhaps a visit with one of our providers is warranted. They can help identify other causes of epistaxis and can offer treatment options accordingly. -Ashley Laha, PA-C

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