Category: Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds: Why We Get Them and the Proper Way to Treat Them

Nosebleeds can be frightening, especially when your own child suffers one. However, most are not serious. Some will stop on their own; others will stop after administering a few simple first-aid steps. The American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery tells us that nosebleeds “…are most common in children aged 2-10 years and adults aged 50-80 years”.

If you or a family member suffer from nosebleeds, here is what you need to know.

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Not Another Nosebleed?!

Do you or a family member suffer from recurrent nosebleeds? One out of seven people can develop a nosebleed at some point in their life. Nosebleeds, or epistaxis, can be either anterior or posterior. The majority of nosebleeds are anterior, meaning that a blood vessel is typically bleeding at the very front of the nose. These types of nosebleeds are very common and easy to treat. Posterior nosebleeds are much less common and are caused by a bleeding site in the back of the nose. These types of nosebleeds typically require a trip to the emergency room to control.

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Common ENT Conditions in Winter, Part II

There are many illnesses that commonly occur during the winter. Depending upon the age and health of your family members …

Seasonal Allergies: What to Do If You Have a Christmas Tree Allergy

This past Thanksgiving weekend saw many families out shopping for Christmas trees, wreathes, and mistletoe while also taking …

Common ENT Conditions in Winter, Part I

Whether or not you like the winter months that are upon us and the holidays and winter sports they bring, one thing is certain: …