A nosebleed or nose bleed , medically known as epistaxis, is the relatively common occurrence of hemorrhage (bleeding) from the nose , usually noticed when it drains out through the nostrils .
Anyone can get a nosebleed. It is common in people who take drugs that affect the blood's clotting ability, and occurs more often in men than in women. It is not uncommon for children to have nosebleeds.
Signs and symptoms
A nosebleed is diagnosed according to its characteristics symptoms. You should see a doctor if the nosebleed is extremely heavy, the bleeding will not stop, nosebleeds occur frequently, or if you have a medical condition or have experienced some type of trauma to the head that is causing the nosebleed. Your doctor will take your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. He or she may order blood tests and other diagnostic procedures to determine if there is an underlying condition causing the nosebleeds.
Home Treatment - If there has been no serious injury to the nose:
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