Nosebleeds are a common occurrence, especially among young children. They may be scary, but they rarely indicate a serious medical problem. The nose contains many blood vessels, which are located close to the surface in the front and back of the nose.
The lining or membrane of your nose contains many tiny blood vessels that lie close to the inner surface and are easily damaged. The two most common causes of nosebleeds are:
- Dry air
When your nasal membranes dry out, they’re more susceptible to bleeding and infections.
Sometimes, nose-picking exacerbates nosebleeding.
Try not to lift anything or strain yourself after a nosebleed. Raise your head on a pillow while you sleep. Put a thin layer of a saline or water-based nasal gel such as Nanogels inside your nose. This will prevent dryness that can cause nosebleeds.