As the temperatures drop and the air becomes colder and more dry, more people may experience nosebleeds. Sure, they're annoying, but are they dangerous? When should a nosebleed warrant a trip to the doctor?
Though they can be scary for kids, most of the time nosebleeds are harmless and can be treated at home.
Dr. Natalie Azar, NBC news correspondent, shared tips for what you can do to stop a nosebleed:
- Sit upright and lean forward
- Pinch both nostrils with your thumb and index finger for five to 10 minutes
If you get a nosebleed more than once a week, or it's bleeding so heavily that it's hard to stop, you should visit a doctor. It could be a sign of high blood pressure or a clotting disorder.
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