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Nose Emergency

Alternate Names : Nose Trauma, Nose Injury

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A nose emergency involves a significant loss of blood, injury, or blockage of the nose that interferes with breathing.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

Some of the causes of nosebleeds are as follows:

  • being exposed to very cold or very dry air
  • continually blowing the nose
  • doing strenuous exercise
  • foreign bodies in the nose
  • getting hit in the nose
  • having allergies
  • having high blood pressure
  • picking the nose
  • taking large doses of aspirin or other blood-thinning medications
  • using nasal sprays that dry the mucosa
  • A foreign body in the nose may be caused by the following:

  • deliberately inserting a small object, such as a bean, into the nostril
  • having the airway packed in a healthcare setting
  • playing or roughhousing
  • A nose fracture may be caused by the following:

  • being flung into a hard object, such as in a motor vehicle accident
  • being hit on the side of the nose, such as in a fistfight
  • running into a hard object, such as another player's helmet during football


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    Nose Emergency: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 08/20/01

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