Why are nosebleeds common in winters?

Posted by Dr.Tanushree (PT) on Jul 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

You are more likely to get a nosebleed in the winter because the heated indoor air may dry out your nasal passages and make the tiny blood vessels inside them from fragile. Nosebleeds occur when the tiny blood vessels rupture.

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Sometimes the bleeding happens at the back of nose, called a posterior bleed. Or it may develop at the front of the nose-anterior bleed. 

Overall, nosebleeds are common and tend to be even more common in adults age group between 50 to 80. In most cases, nosebleeds may recur, usually because of some triggers like allergies, infections and irritation from nose picking or blowing the nose. 

Some medications, particularly anti-clotting drugs (blood thinners), may also raise the risk of nosebleeds.

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