I get frequent nosebleeds. What’s the cause? Should I be concerned?
There are many non-serious reasons why you may be getting frequent nosebleeds. The most common are:
- Frequent use of nasal sprays for treatment of allergy symptoms or colds/congestion. You may need to stop using these drugs for a short period of time or may need to stop them altogether. Talk with your doctor if you use these products.
- Living in dry air conditions.
- Snorting drugs into your nose.
In rare cases, repeated nosebleeds could be a sign of a bleeding disorder or other more serious conditions. If you have frequent nosebleeds, please see your doctor.
What causes nosebleeds while sleeping?
The reasons for nosebleeds during sleep are the same as the reasons why they occur during the daytime – dried nasal membrane caused by dry air, allergies and colds and other upper respiratory infections that damage the delicate nasal membrane lining your nose. Sleeping with your head to the side also may put direct pressure on the nasal cavity and may be another reason for nosebleeds at night.
Why do I see blood every time I blow my nose?
If you blow your nose frequently or blow with force, you can damage the delicate blood vessels in your nose, causing them to bleed.