Epistaxis (Nosebleed)

Epistaxis Nosebleed

What Is Epistaxis (Nosebleed)?
Epistaxis, or bleeding from the nose, is a common complaint.
It is rarely life threatening but may cause significant concern, especially among parents.
Most nosebleeds are benign, self-limiting, and spontaneous, but some can be recurrent. Many uncommon causes are also noted.

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Types of Epistaxis

Anterior haemorrhage - the source of bleeding is visible in about 95% of cases - usually from the nasal septum, particularly Little's area which is where Kiesselbach's plexus forms (an anastomotic network of vessels on the anterior portion of the nasal septum).
Posterior haemorrhage - this emanates from deeper structures of the nose and occurs more commonly in older individuals. Nosebleeds from this area are usually more profuse and have a greater risk of airway compromise.

Causes of Epistaxis (Nosebleed)
Nosebleeds can be caused by :

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Additional bleeding from other parts of the body, such as bleeding gums when brushing teeth, blood in urine or bowel movements, or easy bruising may indicate an inability of the blood to clot.
Symptoms/Signs of Epistaxis (Nosebleed)

How to diagnose Epistaxis Nosebleed)       
How to Prevent Epistaxis (Nosebleed)
The following tips may reduce your risk for developing nosebleeds.

Treatment for Epistaxis (Nosebleed)
Medical approaches to the treatment of epistaxis may include the following:

How to stop a nosebleed
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What to do after the bleeding has stopped

Epistaxis (Nosebleed) Home Remedies/Home Cure

Complications of Epistaxis (Nosebleed)         
Nosebleeds can sometimes be distressing due to the amount of visible blood loss, but they are very common.
If you have heavy or recurring nosebleeds, your GP may refer you to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist for further investigation.