Alternate Names : Epistaxis
What can be done to prevent the condition?
A person should do the following to help prevent a nosebleed:
Avoid cocaine use.
Avoid excessive nose-blowing.
Avoid picking the nose.
Avoid trauma, if possible.
Get treatment for underlying causes such as high blood pressure.
Limit the use of topical nasal steroids or nose sprays.
Use a cool-mist humidifier to add moisture to the air.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Excessive blood loss can cause anemia, or a low red blood cell count. Repeated nosebleeds can be socially embarrassing.
What are the risks to others?
Nosebleeds are not contagious and pose no risk to others.